South Asia Center 2012 Newsletter

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

From the Director's Desk - 2012

Cecilia Van Hollen provides updates on budgets, speaker series, FLAS fellowships, and more.

Gold Named J. Watson Professor of Religion

Professor Gold is the fourth Watson Professor of Religion

SAC Welcomes Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Liyanage, from Sri Lanka, specializes in the medical aspect of anthropology and sociology.  She delivered a speaker series talk on discourse between laypeople and the experts on the unknown etiology of chronic kidney disease.

New Faces at the South Asia Center - 2012

Please welcome Anoop Sadanadan and Manan Desai to Syracuse University and the SAC.

Tales from the Field: The Toe-ring Tale

Madhura Lohokare, PhD candidate in Anthropology, talks about her anxious entry narrative into the field of anthropology.

A Summer by the Mighty Brahmaputra - Some Reflections

Mitul Baruah, PhD candidate in Geography, spent two and a half months in Assam, India, conducting pre-dissertation fieldwork.

Tales from the Field Contd.. Hindi Dreams

Stephen Christopher, PhD student in Anthropology, talks about his dreams in Hindi.

Architecture Prof. leads Students on "A Path to Water"

This SU Abroad short term program in Rajasthan and Gujarat focused on the multifaceted roe of the step well and stepped pond in the Indian landscape.

Likhiya: "Writing" Women's Stories through Art

In December, supported by a South Asia Center grant, Anthropology Professor Wadley and Newhouse Professor Goenka traveled to Madhubani, Bihar to document the current state of Mithila art.

Staying Safe in Karachi

Faris Khan, PhD candidate in Anthropology, talks about his low profile in Karachi during his fieldwork.

Student works with Muslim Women to Demand Justice

Caroline Neilsen, M.A. International Relations student, worked along side Muslim women activists to carry out a campaign to ban triple, unilateral talaq and reform the law to ensure fairer marriage practices for Muslim women.

PGPPM is Ten Years Old

2011 was a landmark year for Maxwell's India programs as it marked the tenth anniversary of its Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management held in partnership with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. 

Faculty Updates

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