• 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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    Kamath to Speak About: Brahmin Masculinity in Kuchipudi Dance

    On Tuesday, September 18th, the South Asia Center is pleased to welcome associate professor, Harshita Mruthinti Kamath. Professor Kamath will be presenting a paper titled Impersonation and the Perils of Brahmin Masculinity. Impersonation, or the donning of a gender guise (vesam), is ubiquitous to the South Indian dance form of Kuchipudi.

    Students, Faculty Are on Top of the World

    A group of Syracuse University students and faculty are quite literally on the top of the world. The group is currently in Nepal, taking part in the summer program Mount Everest

    InsTED Workshop: Advances in Theory and Empirics of Institutions, Trade and Economic Development

    This two-day workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 220 Eggers Hall.  Please see below for a complete list of the programs being offered.  We hope to see you there!


    The SAC Invites You to Final Hindi-Urdu Table Talk of the 2018 Spring Semester

    On Friday, April 27, the South Asia Center invites you to the Hindi-Urdu table talk. Please join us for a great opportunity to practice your Hindi-Urdu conversation skills. Are all welcome to attend, from beginners to native speakers. Pizza and light refreshments will be served.  


    Farha Ternikar to Present: Beyond authentic curry and halal kebobs: Pakistani immigrants, intersectionality and culinary consumption

    Identity maintenance for Pakistani immigrant women is at least three-fold. Through food, not only are women able to maintain an imagined “authentic” desi, and often Muslim identity, but also a gendered ideal of desi womanhood in the diaspora.