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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

May 04 Speaker: Hugo Gorringe # UoE Ambedkar Lecture 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) G.04, 50 George Square

CSAS Seminar

May 25 Hosted by: Wilfried Swenden # UoE; - Please choose: Kanchana Ruwanpura # UoE CSAS Research in Progress Workshop and Singhvi Lecture 09:00 (1 day and 8 hours) 6th floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

CSAS

Sep 08 Hosted by: Hugo Gorringe # UoE South Asia Anthropology Group (SAAG) 09:00 (8 hours) Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building

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Latest Blog Posts

Academic freedom: "national security" threats in Turkey, India and the UK

Can the university be a space where academic freedom reigns while restrictions are increasingly threatening voices and lives outside its gates?

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.

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?