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Centre for South Asian Studies



Welcome to the Centre for South Asian Studies Scotland at the University of Edinburgh.

Founded in 1988, CSAS is the central academic unit at the University of Edinburgh and indeed for much of Scotland dedicated to the study of South Asia. We bring together a group of highly reputable academic colleagues from across Anthropology, the College of Art, Engineering, Geography, History, Languages and Cultures, Law, Politics and International Relations, Religious Studies, Sociology, and the Vet School from within the University to provide a vibrant core of academics that have a keen interest and expertise on South Asia. We also have... Read rest of text

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Upcoming Events

Nov 14 Speaker: Bashabi Fraser # Napier University Where the Whole World Meets in One Nest: the Contribution and Legacy of Rabindranath Tagore 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Violet Laidlaw Room, 6th Floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Nov 28 Speaker: Jeevan Sharma # UoE Low-income urban migrant workers in India: access to services and protection from violence in Guwahati and Jalandhar 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Violet Laidlaw Room, 6th Floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Dec 02 Hosted by: Hugo Gorringe # UoE; Hosted by: Talat Ahmed # UoE Work in Progress Half Day 14:00 (4 hours and 30 minutes) Practice Suite, Room 1.12, 1st Floor Chrystal Macmillan Building

Latest Blog Posts

A Battle for the Soul: Hidden Voices from India’s Past

The first in a series of events that the CTLA project are involved in this year, A Battle for the Soul – Hidden Voices from India’s Past presents narrative snapshots

Student Protests, Policing, and Academia: A Fine Balance?

By Kanchana N. Ruwanpura “Actually speaking, madam, there is nothing I can do. Sometimes the law works just like a lemon-and-spoon race.  The eviction has to take place. You can appeal

Not Another Love Story

By Piyush Roy Aristotle had famously opined about there being only two kinds of stories – tragedy and comedy. Paulo Coelho added two more to argue that writers basically juggle