May 7, 2013
Sanjay Kak’s controversial documentary Jashn-e-Azadi (How We Celebrate Freedom) (2007, 138 minutes) explores the meaning of freedom in one of the most militarized regions of the world, Kashmir. Introduced by Ashish Rajadhyaksha. Reception to follow.
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Jai Bhim Comrade
May 14, 2013
Anand Patwardhan’s epic film Jai Bhim Comrade (2011, 185 minutes) condemns the centuries –old discrimination faced by the Dalit, or “untouchables,” and documents a vital tradition of music and poetry in India. Introduced by Ashish Rajadhyaksha. Reception to follow.
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Welcome to the South Asia Language & Area Center and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies
Current faculty, graduate programs, and resources make the University of Chicago one of the premier institutions for the study of South and Southeast Asia in the United States. The South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC) and the Committee on Southern Asia Studies (COSAS) support South and Southeast Asian studies in all disciplines and professional programs at the University.
The University of Chicago Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS) and the South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC) are separate, but closely aligned, organizations promoting the study of South and Southeast Asia at the University of Chicago. The committee and the center do not offer academic degrees, but work with several departments, committees and schools within which specialized work on South or Southeast Asia may be combined with a degree.
Archives of recent and past COSAS events.