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May 1 2019
68th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) Annual Meeting will be held at Michigan State University from October 4 – 6, 2019 Consider submitting a paper or panel proposal and attending the 2019 MCAA conference. 
Apr 30 2019
In April, historian Mrinalini Sinha visited Stanford to deliver the Center for South Asia’s Annual Lecture. Her presentation explored the making of a “democratic people,” with a particular focus on Gandhi’s role in shaping this process in India. While there is plethora of scholarship on Gandhi and...
Apr 30 2019
Anubha Anushree and Mejgan Massoumi are Ph.D. candidates in history affiliated with the Stanford’s Center for South Asia (CSA). Anubha’s research focuses on modern South Asia. She is interested in the intellectual history of the colonial state, the emergence of nationalism in the region, and...
Apr 9 2019
Dr. Maira Hayat (Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology & Woods Institute) has written for Society for Cultural Anthropology about the 2018 general elections in Pakistan. She concludes that "[T]he promise of New Pakistan has exerted a strong pull on Pakistanis from different social locations, with...