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Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)

Recent News

Aswin Punathambekar, associate professor of communication studies, is quoted in a story about the killing of an Indian journalist.

This is the latest in a string of similar attacks in recent years targeting writers, artists and scholars who have faced a backlash for criticizing India's ruling party.

International Institute Relocated to Weiser Hall

The International Institute and its centers and programs have a new home.


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 U.S. Department of Education designated National Resource Center, funded to develop area studies education for this region of the world.

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