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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 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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    Sri Lanka Post-War and Tsunami: A Talk with Dr. Bittel

    On Tuesday, September 15th at 12:30 pm via Zoom, Dr. Elizabeth Bittel, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at SUNY Cortland, explores the multidimensional processes at play in complex humanitarian emergencies in Sri Lankan communities as they recover(ed) from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Sri Lankan civil war. 


    Virtual Hindi-Urdu Table Kicks off 2020 Fall Events

    The South Asia Center invites you to join us for a virtual Hind Urdu Conversation and Culture Table on Friday, September 4 at 12 noon.


    Steinberg discusses China, India, US connection on Horns of a Dilemma

    In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, University Professor Jim Steinberg discusses the fraught, contentious, and important relationship between the world’s largest democracy, India, the world’s most powerful democracy, the United States, and the world’s fastest rising economy, China.


    Kurien quoted in Washington Post article on Harris's VP nomination

    "Trump knows this is an important, wealthy group, and I’m sure that’s why he’s seeking their support," says Prema Kurien, professor of sociology, of Trump's courting of the Indian American vote. She also notes that as a voting bloc, Indian Americans are more fluid than other immigrant groups. Their concerns can be generational, with older immigrant parents focused on visas and other issues while second-generation Indian Americans may be compelled by the current moment of racial reckoning. Read more in the Washington Post article "'A trailblazer': Indian Americans react with joy, pride to Harris’s VP nod."


    Bhan comments on Ayodhya, Kashmir in Deccan Herald article

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently laid the foundation for a temple at a flashpoint holy site, Ayodhya, exactly a year after imposing direct rule on Muslim-majority Kashmir, stoking fears that Modi wants to change Muslim-majority Kashmir's demographic and religious makeup along the lines of Israel's actions in the West Bank. "What I see unfolding is a Hindu settler colonial project in the making," says Mona Bhan, Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies. Read more in the Deccan Herald article "Ayodhya, Kashmir: Twin triumphs for Modi and Hindu nationalists?"

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    Due to public health concerns around COVID-19, all in-person public events are postponed or canceled until further notice.