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Established in 1989, The Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at Tufts University has served as New England's focal point for scholars of and scholarship on the South Asian subcontinent and the Indian Ocean rim. Faculty research, training of doctoral students and undergraduate instruction through relevant departments form the three tiers of the Center's scholarly and pedagogical structure.

Find Us

Center for South Asian and
Indian Ocean Studies
Department of History
East Hall
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
U.S.A.

Tel: 617.627.2133
Fax: 617.627.3479

Director: Professor Ayesha Jalal

Graduate Student Assistant:
Namrata Jain

East Hall

About CSAIOS

With an emphasis on history, culture, literature, religion, politics, economics and diplomacy, The Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies is committed to promoting interdisciplinary approaches to the study of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka , Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives, which together make up the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.

The Center fosters comparisons and links across the Indian Ocean which connect the people of South Asia with those of Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Its lecture/seminar series and international conferences have included virtually every major figure in the field of South Asian studies, including Amartya Sen, Ranajit Guha, Gayatri Spivak, C.A.Bayly, Romila Thapur, Amitav Ghosh, David Washbrook, Sara Suleri Goodyear, Partha Chatterjee and many others.

Events

September 28, 2022
Sara Ki Yaad Mein (In Sara's Memory) - A Tribute to Sara Suleri-Goodyear
Speakers: Shazia Rahman, Azra Raza, Ambreen Hai
Chairs: Prof. Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson Professor of History, Tufts University
5:30-7:30pm EST
702 (Cabot Center)

Part 1: October 7-9, 2022, Part 2: April 7-9, 2023
Empire, Nation, Federation: South Asia’s Freedom in Global Perspective
Harvard-Tufts Conference on the 75th Anniversary of Independence and Partition
Jointly sponsored by the Weatherhead Center and Asia Center of Harvard University and the Center of South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts University, and the concert by Zeb Bangash on October 8, 2022, at 6.30 pm supported by Presidents Bacow and Monaco.

November 29, 2022
Violence and Extraction: Caste and the Welfare Regime in Postcolonial Tamil Nadu
Speaker: Rupa Viswanath
Chairs: Prof. Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson Professor of History, Tufts University
5:30-7:30pm EST
Mugar 200

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