Studying in Pakistan

MAIS Candidate Kelsey Utne recently spent four months studying Urdu in Lahore, Pakistan. We met with her to talk about her experiences and learn more about the program. Read more about it here

South Asia Center Wins National Resource Center Grant

The South Asia Center is proud to announce that it has received a 4 year grant from the US Department of Education to be a National Resource Center for the study of South Asia. More exciting details and events to come soon!

The South Asia Center at UW

The South Asia Center, Jackson School of International Studies, is a leading center for South Asian Studies in North America. It promotes knowledge about South Asia through innovative research, teaching and outreach to educational, civic, and business institutions and to the community.

At UW, over forty faculty across several colleges and professional schools focus their research on South Asia. Our library collection is one of the finest in the country. We have a long tradition of excellence in the teaching […]

Director’s Welcome

For over forty years South Asian Studies at the University of Washington has been a leading center for learning about South Asia. It offers inter-disciplinary education and expert training for scholars and professionals seeking to become deeply knowledgeable about South Asia, a region including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The program is structured to prepare a new generation to understand and work with challenges, issues and opportunities in contemporary South Asia based on […]

Kashmir Violence a Manifestation of Underlying Instability

Cabeiri Robinson, Associate Professor of International Studies and South Asian studies at the University of Washington and author of “Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists” talks to Catherine Cheney for World Politics Review about the recent India-Pakistan cease fire violations across the LOC.

“Robinson said that the area where this week’s violence occurred has seen numerous incidents of small arms and artillery fire across the LOC over the past eight months. But […]

Exploring Indian Art and Architecture

Explore art and architecture from 1960s India and beyond via the library’s online Gairola Collection of Indian Art and Architecture. Twenty-five hundred images from the vast collection have been digitized for online viewing. The photographs were taken between 1950-2000, but most were shot between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s. The collection is a unique set of images that includes a significant representation of Indian art and architecture from the dynastic periods through the early 1960s. It is organized online by […]

The Chandigarh Urban Lab

Read about The Chandigarh Urban Lab, a project of UW Architecture Professor Vikramaditya Prakash, dedicated to creating a forum to understanding the contemporary Indian city in transformation. It is designed to support Indian and international students and scholars of architecture and urbanism interested in studying Chandigarh as a case-study…full article