The South Asian Studies Program (SASP) is devoted to the enhancement of instruction, 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, and Sanskrit) offered through the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literature.


8 academic centers, programs, and networks contribute to Iowa’s global mission

Monday, June 13, 2022
International Programs
International Programs supports eight faculty-led academic centers, programs, and networks that exist to create opportunities for faculty to contribute to the global mission of the University of Iowa.

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. 

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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