Welcome to the KU South Asian Studies page!
Currently housed in the Center for Global & International Studies, South Asian Studies at KU began with a Hindi language course in Fall 2009 taught by Dr. Geetanjali Tiwari in the Department of Religious Studies. The Hindi course was so successful that KU now offers up to 3rd-year Hindi classes and 4th-year Hindi in Directed Readings, South Asian culture classes, study abroad programs in India, and FLAS fellowships for students studying Hindi. CGIS plans to create a South Asia concentration for students with a Global and International Studies major.
Additionally, South Asian Studies organizes and co-sponsors South Asian events on campus and throughout the community, ranging from talks about the environment and biodiversity, culture, village life in India, and contemporary art in India and Pakistan. We work closely with several South Asian student organizations such as, the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY), through which internationally acclaimed artists are invited to KU for inspirational and interactive performances.
For more information please contact Geetanjali Tiwari at firstname.lastname@example.org.