South Asian Studies Program

students participating in the Tadoku Workshop in April 2022

International Programs’ affinity groups contribute to Iowa’s global mission

Monday, July 1, 2024
The faculty-led affinity groups create opportunities for faculty to advance research and teaching through a focus on collegiate issues and perspectives, provide opportunities for faculty and students across disciplines to interact and collaborate, and develop public engagement projects to benefit communities in Iowa and abroad.
Dr. Shailaja Paik

Award-winning author Shailaja Paik to illuminate Dalit histories at upcoming South Asian Studies Program talk

Monday, March 4, 2024
Shailaja Paik will discuss her book, the first social and intellectual history of Dalit performance of Tamasha—a popular form of public, secular, traveling theater.
black and white picture of Gandhi

Rethinking equality, neighborliness, and dignity through Gandhi and Ambedkar: a discussion with Ajay Skaria and Aishwary Kumar 

Monday, October 16, 2023
Join the South Asian Studies program on November 2 for this discussion about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, key figures in the history of modern India.
Dr. Zainub Priya Dala

What Gandhi did not see: author Dr. Zainub Priya Dala to deconstruct aspects of being Indian in South Africa

Monday, September 18, 2023
Join the South Asian Studies Program as they welcome author Dr. Zainub Priya Dala on Friday, October 6. Dala will provide an assessment of the legacy of Gandhi in South Africa, the land where he began his political career before going on to become one of the most enigmatic - and controversial - leaders the modern world has seen. 
man in black t-shirt and beard

Graphic politics in Eastern India, a free virtual webinar on April 13

Friday, March 31, 2023
The South Asian Studies Program invites you to "Graphic Politics in Eastern India: Script and the Quest for Autonomy," a talk by Nishaant Choksi, assistant professor in the Humanities and Social Science Department at the Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar.
women wearing yellow sari

South Asian Studies Program to host talk on sustainable traditions in India, Mar. 22

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The talk, "Sustainable Traditional Practices from an Indian Perspective," will be presented by Seema Srivastava, an artist, art historian, cultural theorist, and professor who has been passionately involved with the world of art for more than three decades.
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South Asian Studies Program to host lecture on agrarian change in India, Mar. 3

Friday, February 17, 2023
The talk, "Making the State, Making Agricultural Subjects: International Law and Transnational Governmentality in India," will be presented by Dr. Ali Malik.

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

Thursday, February 24, 2022
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
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
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. 

SASP lecture to address tourism in the Himalayas

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
The South Asian Studies Program will present a lecture by Dr. D. R. Purohit entitled "Tourism and Environmental Challenges in the Central Himalayas" on Thursday, April 4, from 4:30-6 p.m. in 203 Becker Communications Bldg.  This event is free and open to the public.