South Asia Center Current Newsletter

Summer 2019

A selection of articles from the current issue of the Current Newsletter is available below. Copies of newsletters dating from 1994-2010 are available by request.

Director's Note

A note from Dr. Carol Babiracki, Associate Professor, Music History and Cultures.

South Asia Center Grant Renewed 

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the South Asia Center (SAC) in the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs nearly $1.4 million in Title VI language and area studies funding. 

Celebrating Retiring Faculty With Stories

This spring, the South Asia Center and the Department of Religion and Anthropology celebrated the careers and contributions of Professors Ann Grodzins and Susan S, Wadley upon the occasion of their retirement with a series of events that explored the idea of storytelling. 

Stories and Art 

For six weeks this spring, the South Asia Center co-sponsored an exhibition titled “From Gods to Social Justice: Mithila Artists Paint for Change” at the ArtRage Gallery near the SU campus.

The Colours of Her Heart Stuns Audience 

To continue the theme of storytelling, the South Asia Center hosted renowned Bharatanatyam dancer, Mallika Sarabhai, and her dance troupe, Darpana, on April 12, 2019 at the Everson Museum of Art. 

Ye Ishq, Ishq Hai Ishq Ishq: A Love Song in Lahore

This piece features topics of interest to the international student community in Syracuse.

Insights From the Field

Reflections on Studying Abroad in India

Undergraduate senior, Ishana Sahabir talks about her summer abroad in Jaipur, India.

Reflections on Studying Abroad in India

Undergraduate senior, Rachel Ameen talks about her summer abroad in Delhi, India. 

Consul General of India Discusses India-US Relations

The South Asia Center and Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs welcomed Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India (New York) to discuss India-U.S. relations. 

New Face

The South Asia Center welcomes back Masood Hyder, Professor of Practice in the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs. 

Workshop For Teachers Discuss Cultural Sustainability 

The annual International Studies Summer Institute workshop, hosted by the South Asia Center and Cornell's South Asia and Southeast Asia Programs, brought together K-12 teachers from fourteen different New York districts to learn content, tools, and strategies for internationalizing their curricula.

Book Award Brings Stories of South Asia to Children Across Country 

Author Rudine Sims Bishop argued that books can serve as windows to other worlds or mirrors that allow us to be seen in new ways. With this concept in mind, the South Asia Center, in collaboration with other Title VI National Resource Centers, decided to create a book award to recognize children’s books that forward a diverse array of stories about South Asia and people living in South Asia or in the diaspora. 

South Asia Center Strengthens Partnerships With Community Colleges and Schools of Education

The South Asia Center and our consortium partner, the Cornell South Asia Program, are working with Cornell's Southeast Asia and Latin American Studies Program to expand and deepen collaboration with our six partner institutions. 

Voices Project Shares Refugee Stories

This project hopes to highlight and celebrate the myriad cultures of refugees and New Americans and the richness they add to the local Syracuse community.