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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

Helen Duley, recent graduate from the MSc in Environment and Development, reflects on her time at Seva Mandir

Upcoming Events

Mar 02 Speaker: Bhargavi Davar # Director of Bapu Trust Gender, mental health and disability rights in Asia. 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) 6th Floor Staff Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

CSAS Seminars

Mar 09 Speaker: Nusrat Chowdhury # Amherst College, Massachusetts Paradoxes of the Popular: Despair and Democracy in Bangladesh 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) 6th Floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

CSAS Seminar

Mar 24 Hosted by: Radhika Govinda # UoE; Hosted by: Hugo Gorringe # UoE Symposium on Gender and Development and Patricia Jeffery Retirement Event 09:00 (8 hours) 6th floor Staff Room, 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.