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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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Rafe Bullick Travel Scholar returns to Edinburgh

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The South Asianist

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Upcoming Events

Jan 26 Speaker: Sumathy Sivamohan # University of Peradeniya Sumathy Sivamohan : work in progress talk 13:00 (1 hour) IASH, 2 Hope Park Square

IASH seminar

Feb 02 Speaker: Dipak Gyawali # Nepal Academy of Science and Technology Rescuing Development: what lessons of the last six decades are pertinent for reflection? 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) 6th Floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

CSAS Seminar

Mar 02 Speaker: Bhargavi Davar # Director of Bapu Trust Gender, mental health and disability rights in Asia. 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) 6th Floor Staff Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

CSAS Seminars

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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.