The South Asian Studies Program (SASP) is devoted to the enhancement of instruction and research and the dissemination of knowledge about India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

SASP supports the B.A. in Asian Languages and Literature (Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit) offered through the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literature.



SASP talk to explore gender relations and media in India Apr. 6

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Ben Partridge
The South Asian Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, and Department of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies present "Coming of Age in Macholand: Media, Masculinity and Transnationality in Northern India," a talk by Dr. Harjant Gill, that will take place virtually from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (CDT) on Monday, April 6. 

SASP lecture to examine public protests and media in India Mar. 28

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Ben Partridge
The South Asian Studies Program and Department of Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies invite you to "Bodily Encounters: Idioms of Political Expressions in India," a talk by Dr. Navaneetha Mokkil that will take place virtually from 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. on Monday, March 28. 

SASP to host Fall 2021 South Asian Studies Program Seminar Oct. 13

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
IP Staff
The South Asian Studies Program, International Programs, and Global Health Studies will present the Fall 2021 South Asian Studies Program Seminar on Wednesday, October 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom. 

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Academic Programs

International Studies B.A.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of Iowa offers an International Studies B.A., an interdisciplinary program that allows students to choose a geographic or thematic area as the focus of their studies. Students interested in concentrating on South Asian Studies are encouraged to consider an International Studies major with an emphasis in South Asian Studies.

India Winterim Program
India Winterim is an intensive, three-week, field-based program that provides students with the opportunity to learn within India’s diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and geographical mosaic.

Contact Us

Meena Khandelwal
Director, South Asian Studies Program