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Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)

Recent News

CSAS faculty member Aswin Punathambekar named Institute for the Humanities Faculty Fellow for 2018-19

Professor Punathambekar's research project is titled "Sound Clouds: Listening and Citizenship in Indian Public Culture."

A CSAS initiative will bring South Asian undergraduate students to study at U-M

The Michigan-IISER Student Exchange and the Michigan-Habib Summer Program were launched in 2017.


The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan is a national leader in promoting a deeper understanding of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. The center offers a range of area-related courses taught by outstanding faculty, a scholarly lecture series, conferences, study abroad fellowships, student colloquiums and opportunities to volunteer, sponsor and cosponsor a variety of events. CSAS is also a US Department of Education designated National Resource Center, funded to develop area studies education for this region of the world.

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