The Study of Southern Asia at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is one of the leading centers for the study of Southern Asia. Countries in which we have scholarly expertise include in South Asia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka; and in Southeast Asia, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet (as an autonomous region), and Vietnam.

Upcoming Events

South Asia Seminar - Davesh Soneji "Tukaram in the Tamil Country: Marathi Kirtan, Multilingualism, and the Making of South Indian Musical Tradition"

11/06/2014 - 4:30pm

Marathi Varkari and Ramdasi kirtan was brought to Tamil-speaking South India during the earliest phases of the establishment of Maratha power in Thanjavur at the end of the seventeenth century.

7th Chicago International Education Conference

11/07/2014 - 8:00am to 2:30pm

SALAC is proud to cosponsor the Chicago International Education Conference , which will be hosted at the International House at the University of Chicago by the Center for International Studies, Friday, Nove

Madras in the 1930s

11/07/2014 - 10:15am to 11/08/2014 - 10:15am

Workshop II by Rehanna Kheshgi on the music of Assam

11/10/2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Rehanna, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology, will offer an introduction to the music of Assam through its various song traditions. This event is free and open to the public.

Workshop by Saraswathi Ranganathan on Indian veena

11/17/2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Learn how the iconic veena is part of the South Indian classical music environment.

South Asia Seminar - Yael Rice"e Emperor’s Dreams and the Painter’s Brush: Artists and Agency at Jahangir’s Court"

11/20/2014 - 4:30pm

This talk will consider the unusually agentive status that early seventeenth centuryMughal painters enjoyed as the depicters—as opposed to inventors—of the Mughal emperor Jahangir’s oneiric experiences.

Workshop by Lyon Liefer on Indian bansuri

02/02/2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

This event is free and open to the public.

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