South Asian Studies

A concentration in South Asian Studies enables students to develop a critical understanding of the diverse cultures, histories, languages, and literatures of South Asia, which includes modern India, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. South Asia is home to more than a billion people – its influence has extended historically from Central, East, and Southeast Asia to Europe and North America, each of which today have vibrant South Asian diasporas. The study of South Asia is an important area of academic inquiry, especially in recent decades as the region emerges as a global cultural, economic, and political power.  Department Website