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Welcome to the Program in South Asian Studies 

The Program in South Asian Studies offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study the political, economic, social, and religious institutions of India and Pakistan. With an interdisciplinary curriculum reflecting the wide-ranging perspectives available at Princeton, the Program in South Asian Studies is committed to promoting a comprehensive understanding of the pre-modern and modern histories of these two states as well as of their contemporary institutions and relations with neighboring South Asian nations and the rest of the world. Navigate this Web site with the buttons to the left to learn more about the program and the requirements for an undergraduate Certificate of Proficiency.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS and DEADLINES

Fall 2014

Speaker Series

Thursday, September 25
Contemporary Debates on Caste in India
Gopal Guru, Jawaharlal Nehru University
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Thursday, October 9
Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How Social Services Win Votes in India
Tariq Thachil, Yale University
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Thursday, October 23
Positional Politics: Regulating the Voluntary Sector in India
Erica Bornstein, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Monday, November 3
Environmental Jurisprudence and Inequality in India
Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University
3rd floor Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Thursday, November 6
“Translatio Studii” in South Asia: Two Case Studies from the ‘Vernacular Millennium’ (1300- )
Deven Patel, University of Pennsylvania
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Thursday, November 13
The Substance of Merit: Comparing Autonomy Across India’s Public Universities and Colleges
Dinsha Mistree, Princeton University
3rd fl. Atrium, Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Thursday, November 20
Is Pakistan a Democracy?
S. Akbar Zaidi, Columbia University
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Noon

Other Events

Monday, October 20
Roundtable Discussion
Current Politics in India
Panelists:  Kanchan Chandra, NYU, PIIRS Visiting Scholar; Christophe Jaffrelot, CNRS & Sciences Po (France), Princeton Global Scholar; Atul Kohli, Princeton University
Chair: Isabelle Clark-Deces, Princeton University
219 Aaron Burr Hall
4:30 p.m.

Friday, November 7
Workshop
Urbanization in India: Dimensions and Implications
Adam Auerbach, American University; Sanjoy Chakravorty, Temple University; Leela Fernandes, University of Michigan; Patrick Heller, Brown University; Veena Oldenburg, Baruch College; Howard Spodek, Temple University
Organizer: Christophe Jaffrelot, CNRS & Sciences Po, France; Princeton Global Scholar
219 Aaron Burr Hall
9:30 a.m.

Friday, November 21
Workshop
Post-Independence Hindi-Urdu Poetry
219 Aaron Burr Hall
9:30 a.m.




photo credits: David Magier, skweiner

 
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