“My book takes sides. It’s not just descriptive, it’s provocative.”

UW Anthropology Professor Sareeta Amrute is interviewed by Ilana Gershon of CaMP Anthropology about her new book Sareeta Amrute on her new book, Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin.

“Global corporations compartmentalize temporary coders from India. “Grunts” resist by writing their code in such a way that makes that code harder to hand off to another, making them harder to replace.”

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India’s Electrical Smart Grid: Institutional and Regulatory Cybersecurity Challenges

India_Smart_Grid-800x534An article by Michael Walstrom

The electricity sector in India is starting to deploy smart grid technologies with the hope that they will play a central role in strengthening this sector so it can provide the clean, quality power the country needs to meet developmental, environmental, and political goals. Smart grids are equipped with information and communication technology (ICT) that helps to improve operational efficiency, but ICT also introduces cybersecurity vulnerabilities…

To read on: https://jsis.washington.edu/news/indias-electrical-smart-grid-institutional-regulatory-cybersecurity-challenges/


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Film Symposium Oct. 18th

Join us for our second collaboration with Tasveer:  Race, Sexuality and Censorship: Film, Art and Activism in South Asia and Beyond. This program features panels, presentations, film maker appearances and screenings. Starts at 11:00 in Thomson Hall 317, with further programs throughout the day.

This program is presented in conjunction with Tasveer’s Seattle South Asian Film Festival.

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Apply to the South Asian Studies Master’s Program

UW announces a special opportunity to apply to the South Asian Studies Master’s Degree Program for autumn, 2016 admission. The application deadline is June 1, 2016.

Three reasons to study South Asia at UW:Jantar Mantar Delhi

  • First, the excellence and breadth of our faculty and the interdisciplinarity of our program. In addition to graduate courses and intensive language training (Hindi, Urdu, Bangla, Persian) the South Asia Center hosts seminars, conferences, and cultural events throughout the year to promote interdisciplinary discussion and debate amongst faculty and students.
  • Second, our commitment to building a sense of community and purpose among faculty, staff and students. Both inside and outside of the classroom, we strive to foster a sense of collegiality, friendliness, and shared purpose at UW.
  • Finally, the vitality of Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest. The city and its surroundings offer an enormous wealth of cultural activities and opportunities to engage with NGOs; a large, diverse, and active South Asian community; and one of America’s fastest growing metropolitan economies.
  • Start your application here.  (go to “Begin Online Application to the Graduate School”)
  • You can find details about:

    For more information, contact South Asia Center Managing Director Keith Snodgrass at snodgras@uw.edu.

    Our application deadline is June 1, 2016.

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India Study Abroad Applications Open

Study in India in Fall, 2016. Applications are now open for Explore India's Himalaya—Yoga, Culture, Politics, Environment

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Support South Asia Studies

I want to tell you a little about the activities of the South Asia Center and to ask for your support.

Among the many events that we’ve hosted recently, several stand out for engaging students and the larger South Asian community and helping to connect and enrich these two worlds. Following several months after the Voices of Partition event in Spring 2015, in October the Center sponsored a two-day symposium on Human Rights and the Politics of Film Making. The event brought together filmmakers, scholars, students, and community members for vibrant conversations about films and filmmaking in South Asia. In November, the Center hosted a morning of Daastaan-Goi with an artist from New Delhi who demonstrated this beautiful tradition of Urdu story-telling to an absorbed audience of students and community members.

Our new graduate students studying in and affiliated with the South Asia program hail from around the globe, including the US, India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong. In addition to taking classes from our renowned faculty and attending events like those described above, an active colloquium series enables our undergraduate and graduate students to learn from important scholars, activists, and intellectuals of South Asia who visit campus from across the world.

We ask you to help support the educational and outreach activities of the South Asia Center with a tax-deductible gift. A donation to the Friends of South Asia Fund will help us to bring visitors to campus and expand our programming to wider sections of our community. A gift to the South Asia Students Fund or another of our student fellowships will allow us to support our students as they carry out research and prepare themselves to join the next generation of scholars and professionals. We are very grateful for the support you’ve given the […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Feature One|Comments Off on Support South Asia Studies

Director’s Welcome 2015

Welcome from the South Asia Center:  

As the new Director of the South Asia Center, it’s a pleasure to welcome everyone to the start of a new year at the University of Washington. I’m honored to follow in Anand Yang’s footsteps at the Center and over the next few years I look forward to working closely with students, faculty, and staff to strengthen the study of South Asia at UW. I’m also eager to collaborate with individuals and organizations in Seattle and Washington to share our passion and knowledge about the region with a wider audience.

Last year was a great one for the South Asia Center. The Center advanced its mission to educate and enrich the wider public about South Asia through activities like the Newspapers in Education Series and through events like the Voices of Partition, which provided a space to remember and reflect on the enduring significance of 1947. We are eager to build on these initiatives and launch several new ones.

An accomplished group of students received South Asian Studies master’s degrees in June 2015 and this fall we welcome a new cohort of students. Our language programs continue to provide rigorous training in Hindi, Urdu, Bangla, Persian, Sanskrit, and Pali and many of our students are supported in their language study with fellowships from the Foreign Languages and Area Studies Program from the Department of Education. Students on campus have the opportunity to learn about the most important aspects of South Asia through an extensive roster of classes. One of the highlights of our undergraduate curriculum is our study abroad program in the Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakhand.

During the last few years many of our South Asia […]

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