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

Affective Labor in Dance: South Asia and Beyond

04/18/2014 (All day) to 04/19/2014 (All day)

Friday April 18, 2014
Symposium: "Affective Labor in Dance: South Asia and Beyond"
12pm; Fulton Recital Hall
Panels, roundtable, and keynote lecture by Pallabi Chakravorty
Refreshments will be served all day, with dinner at 5:30pm

Tales of Survival from Today's India: A Bilingual Hindi-English Reading with Uday Prakash

04/29/2014 - 4:30pm

A lowly weaver's identity is stolen by a ruthless Brahmin; a street sweeper uncovers a hollow wall in Delhi filled with black money; and as a slum-baby's head grown bigger and bigger, he grows smarter and smarter—as his family races to find the cure.

We Are What We Eat: Teaching the Science and Archaeology of Ancient Food

05/03/2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Early-Bird Rate (Register before April 30): $15 members / $20 non-members
Standard Rate (Register after April 30): $30 members / $40 non-members
Lunch and all instructional materials will be provided.

Wendy Doniger in Conversation with Leela Gandhi on The Hindus: An Alternative History

05/05/2014 - 6:00pm

Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative HIstory, recently halted publication in India as a result of a lawsuit that was settled out of court by the publisher, Penguin Books India. The suit was banned on Section 295A in The Indian Penal Code.

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