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South Asia Anniversary Conference

SITES OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES APRIL 28-30, 2015

A Conference Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and the 60th Anniversary of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies

The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations is one of the earliest South Asia area studies centers in the United States. 2016 is also, not coincidentally, the sixtieth anniversary of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS), a unique body that serves as an academic and institutional umbrella for all scholars working on Southern Asia at the University of Chicago. We take the occasion of these anniversaries to reflect collectively upon the relationship between area studies and the particular disciplines (Anthropology, History, Literature and Language, Music, Law, Business, Economics, Religious Studies, Philosophy, to name a few) in which a large and visible number of scholars at the University of Chicago carry out their research and teaching endeavors.

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