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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

Oct 20 Speaker: Carol Spary # University of Nottingham Panel on Gender Equality: The attack of the Fifty Foot Women 11:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Scottish Parliament

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Oct 30 Speaker: Mrs Brinda Karat # MP Rayja Sabha; Speaker: Mr Prakash Karat # Secretary-General CPI (M) Challenges to Indian Democracy 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Lecture Theatre 5, Appleton Tower

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Nov 16 Speaker: Roger Jeffery # UoE Dr Elsie Inglis (1864-1917) and Women’s Medical Education in Edinburgh: The role of India 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) 6th Floor Staff Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

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Latest Blog Posts

The State of Democracy in India and Pakistan

The state of democracy in India and Pakistan. A critical reflection by Prof Katharine Adeney (University of Nottingham) and CSAS Co-Director Dr Wilfried Swenden on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of India and Pakistan

The Asylum Monologues

The so-called “European Refugee Crisis” has renewed a debate not on whether but on how much to control and limit immigration to Europe; in the process reducing the issue to one of numbers. But why do people cross borders and leave behind their home countries and loved ones?

The Rafe Bullick Travel Scholarship: Two Months at Seva Mandir, Udaipur

During my Masters year at The University of Edinburgh studying Environment and Development I completed a number of modules that focused on South Asia and India in particular.