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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

Dec 03 Hosted by: Hugo Gorringe # UoE; Hosted by: Talat Ahmed # UoE CSAS Work in Progress Workshop 09:30 (8 hours and 30 minutes) Via Zoom

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Black Lives Matter

As members of the Centre for South Asian Studies we, like millions around the World, have been sickened and outraged by the killing of George Floyd and the callous brutality

Open Letter Expressing Solidarity with Anti-CAA Protests

In recent weeks we have watched with unease and alarm as policy changes have threatened the secular ethos of the constitution, police have deployed excessive force in Universities and prominent

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