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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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New Issue of The South Asianist

This issue was coedited by scholars at CNRS-Paris, and is on Hinduism in Sri Lanka (presently erupting in political turmoil)

New Issue of The South Asianist

This issue was coedited by scholars at CNRS-Paris, and is on Hinduism in Sri Lanka (presently erupting in political turmoil)

Edinburgh's CSAS new Ranking

Edinburgh's CSAS is placed FIFTH once again in the UK in the Times Higher Education rankings - published on September 23rd 2018.

Upcoming Events

Nov 22 Speaker: Matsou Mizuha # National Museum of Ethnology Japan Imagined relatedness: Corporeal reality in third-party assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in Western India 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) 6th Floor Staff Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Nov 22 Speaker: Matsuo Mizuho # National Museum of Ethnology, Japan Imagined relatedness: Corporeal reality in third-party assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in Western India 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) 6th floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Nov 29 Speaker: Sushrut Jadhav # University College London A Brahmin on the Couch; sacred threads and social privilege 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) 6th floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Latest Blog Posts

Democracy, Pluralism, and Constitutionalism in Southern Asia

The Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law (ECCL) and the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) successfully co-hosted a seminar on Democracy, Pluralism, and Constitutionalism in Southern Asia on 21st November 2017, in the Neil MacCormick Room, David Hume Tower.

IAPS Deputy Director Carole Spary represents the NEW South Asia Network at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics

IAPS Deputy Director and NEW South Asia Network co-founder, Dr Carole Spary, recently participated in a panel on gender equality in the Scottish Parliament.

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