South Asia Group

Detail from an illustration to a Ragmala series: Shankara Ragaputra of Megha Raga, sub-imperial Mughal, North India, c. 1610-20.

A coalition of Liu Institute fellows with South Asia research interests formed the South Asia Group in 2017. The group has become instrumental in guiding the Liu Institute’s growth and focus in this important region.

The South Asia Group reflects our efforts to expand scholarship, connections, and student experiences focused on this area and its people. Spearheaded by Amitava Dutt, Susan Ostermann, and Nikhil Menon, the group is interdisciplinary and open to all faculty and students with an interest in South Asia. Guided by the interests of its members, the South Asia Group hosts a variety of South Asia-related programs throughout the year, including regular seminars, panel discussions, and lecture series, all of which are supported by the Liu Institute. The group also works closely with the Notre Dame Global Center in Mumbai, India, to develop links with local universities and colleges.

Overall, the South Asia Group’s coordinated, faculty-led effort advances the Liu Institute’s strategy to expand its South Asian focus and strengthens its general efforts to promote Asia.

Fall 2023 Events
Semester kickoff with chai and samosa
Wednesday, August 30, 12-1 p.m., 2148 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

"Mobility, Infrastructure, and Affective Worlds in and out of the Himalayas": Panel discussion with Sienna Craig and Sara Shneiderman
Friday, October 6, 10:00–11:15 a.m., 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls (Brunch will be provided.)

"Complex Collaborations: Knowledge Production as Shared Practice”: Workshop with Sienna Craig and Sara Shneiderman 
Friday, October 6, 11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m., 2148 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

"Left Behind or Left Ahead? Implications of Male Migration on Female Political Engagement" Lecture by Rithika Kumar
Tuesday, November 14, 2-3:15 p.m., 2148 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Student Presentations
Wednessday, November 29, 12:00–1:00 p.m, 2148 Jenkins Nanovic Halls


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