South Asia Center 2011 Newsletter

Copies of newsletters dating from 1994-2010 are available by request.

From the Director's Desk - 2011

Cecilia Van Hollen provides updates on the NRC Grant and FLAS Fellowships, new language courses offered, and the SAC's pivot to Afghanistan and matters of foreign policy.

New Faces at the South Asia Center - 2011

The SAC welcomes Habib Sangar, the new instructor for Pashto.  In addition, The SAC are pleased to host two international visiting scholars: Matteo Rossini and Dr. Ahsan Habib.

From the Field: Notes from a Qasba

Professor Gold talks about her experience as a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad fellow in Jahazpur, Rajasthan.

The Girl and the Calf: A Painting

Read the nine scenes of the mentioned painting from Vanita Jha.

Asst. Secretary Blake affirms commitment to Indo-US Partnership

During Asst. Secretary Blake's visit to SU, he gave a speech at the Maxwell School affirming the Obama Administration's commitment to India. In addition, he met with undergraduate and graduate students to discuss his experience as a Foreign Service Officer and U.S. Policy in South Asia.

AIIS Hindi Program Snippet

Dan Cheifer, PhD Candidate in Religion, is participating in the year-long AIIS Hindi program.

An Emerging Voice Goes to Europe

Lalit Narayan, PhD Student in Anthropology, was selected to be an "Emerging Voice" based on an essay competition organized by the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belgium.

A Welcoming Place, and Pace, of Life

Matthew Dippold talks about his experience participating in the AIIS summer Hindi language program in Jaipur. 

Book Review: The State and Governance in India: The Congress Ideal

William Kuracina, a 2008 PhD Recipient in History, published a monograph which is based upon and expanded from his doctoral dissertation. 

Alumni and Student Updates

Read the latest updates of the South Asia Center's students and alumni.

Elephant Extravaganza a Smashing Success!

The SAC was excited to participate in the Annual Elephant Extravaganza at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Bring South Asia to your Classroom!

Faculty and graduate students from the SAC are available to present on topics of interest which satisfy NY Learning Standards for Social Studies such as: geography, food and dress, family life, et al.

Faculty Updates

Read the latest updates of the South Asia Center's faculty members.