South Asia

Explore Yale’s impact, activity, and reach across South Asia.

At Yale, we aim to nurture a comprehensive understanding of South Asia that spans disciplines, regions, languages, and time periods. Our work is underpinned by a remarkable and growing range of expertise, with 48 faculty members teaching and researching the region’s economic, cultural, and political trajectories—among the broadest at any American university.

Yale is also home to distinguished specialists in the study of classical South Asia, from religions and philosophies to literature, music, and art. The undergraduate program in South Asian Studies provides students with a holistic understanding of the region’s history as well as current sociopolitical discourses.

Through innovative lectureships, conferences, seminars, fellowships and cultural events, the South Asian Studies Council emphasizes an interdisciplinary and transregional intellectual exchange, while also providing a platform to contextualize and propose innovative solutions to environmental, medical, and developmental challenges.

Director for South Asia

Kasturi Gupta

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The South Asian Studies Council promotes a comprehensive understanding of historical and contemporary South Asia through innovative lectures, conferences, seminars, fellowships and cultural events.