• 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 Title VI 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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    Schonthal to Speak About: Buddhism, Secularism and the Limits of Law in Sri Lanka

    On Tuesday, September 24th, the South Asia Center of Syracuse University is pleased to welcome Benjamin Schonthal, Associate Professor of Buddhism and Asian Religions at the University of Otago. Schonthal’s research examines the intersections of religion, law and politics in late-colonial and contemporary Southern Asia, with an emphasis on Buddhism and law in Sri Lanka. 


    South Asia Center Presents: A Personal Story of Living in Present Day Yangon, Myanmar

    On Tuesday, September 17th, at 12:30 pm in 341 Eggers Hall, the South Asia Center of Syracuse University is pleased to welcome Kyaw Thein. Thein will share her personal story of coming to adulthood in the midst of discrimination and growing anti-Muslim and anti-Rohingya sentiment.


    Film Screening- Neeli Raag (True Blue), followed by Q&A with Director Swati Dandekar

    The South Asia Center invites the public to join us on Monday, September 9th at 11:15 am for the film screening of True Blue, following a discussion with the director Swati Dandekar. This event will be taking place at Onondaga Community College in Mawhiney Hall, room 345. Admission is free.


    South Asia Center Presents: The Burden and Challenges of Girlhood- A Global Perspective

    On Tuesday, September 10th at  12:30pm in 341 Eggers Hall,  the South Asia Center of Syracuse University welcomes scholar and writer, Neera Sohoni. She will discuss the constraints girls face in developing and developed countries, on account of cultural, societal, governmental, and parental attitudes. After considering how each of these factors formulate as challenges to young girls, she will review possible actions that seek to address these constraints.


    Bhan discusses the conflict in Kashmir with Al Jazeera, BBC News

    Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology and Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, was interviewed by several media outlets regarding India's revocation of Articles 370 and 35A and what it means for the future of Kashmir. "I expect massive resistance," Bhan told China Global Television Network (CGTN).

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