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  • Welcome to the South Asia Center

    Syracuse University has a well established and extensive involvement in teaching and research on the South Asian region: the nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The South Asia Center of Syracuse University, a part of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, is a United States Department of Education National Resource Center.

    The Center participates in collaboration with Cornell University to form a consortium with a focus on the research and scholarship of the countries in the South Asia region. The South Asia Center coordinates a variety of colloquia, films, cultural programs, and other activities for the Syracuse University community as well as for faculty and students at nearby colleges.

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    Nautanki - Hindi Musical Theater: A Performer's Perspective

    Nautanki - Hindi Musical Theater: A Performer's Perspective

    You are invited to a special event held by Devendra Sharma, Associate Professor of Communications at California State University – Fresno. The highly-demosntartive event will reveal why Nautanki, a famous folk theater and operatic drama, is an important Hindi performance tradition, and will discuss its influences on a wide range on art and entertainment genres.
     
    Yoga Bodies and Yoga Land: Spiritual Tourism and the Situation of Globalized Yoga

    Yoga Bodies and Yoga Land: Spiritual Tourism and the Situation of Globalized Yoga

    The South Asia Center welcomes you to an event held by Laurah Klepinger-Mathew, a PhD Candidate at the Anthropology Department of Syracuse University. The lecture will focus on the connection between landscape and Sivananda Yoga in which peace can be attained.
     
    Debating and Celebrating Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and St. Vincent: From the ships Fatal Razak and Travencore to “Port Royal’s” Black Pearl

    Debating and Celebrating Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and St. Vincent: From the ships Fatal Razak and Travencore to “Port Royal’s” Black Pearl

    Professor Lindsey Harlan, Department of Religious Studies at Connecticut College, will host a lecture, which will examine some of the tensions that have arisen in the history of campaigning for national recognition of the Indian Arrival Day in Caribbean colonies. The lecture is free to the public.
     
    (Un)natural Disasters and the Role of the State in the Brahmaputra Valley in Northeast India

    (Un)natural Disasters and the Role of the State in the Brahmaputra Valley in Northeast India

    Drawing on a dissertation fieldwork that was carried out during 2011 and in 2013-2014, Mitual Baruah will discuss the processes of flooding and riverbank erosion in the Majuli River Island showing the different ways in which the State itself in the Brahmaputra Valley takes part in (re)-producing geographies of hazards and vulnerabilities.
     
    Combating Corruption with Mobile Phones: a Lecture by Vivek Srinivasan

    Combating Corruption with Mobile Phones: a Lecture by Vivek Srinivasan

    Please join us on Tuesday, October 7th for a lecture by Maxwell alumnus Vivek Srinivasan, PhD. The lecture will discuss the different digital tools, mainly through mobile phones, that can contribute to making government more transparent to people in rural areas. 

     

     
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