2017 South Asian Studies Association Conference

Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, California ● March 24-26, 2017

South Asian Studies: Never More Relevant

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South Asia is home to one quarter of the Earth’s population and one of the world’s fastest growing economies. A diverse and rich history with much of the world’s promise and yet many problems. There has never been a more important time to focus upon and assess South Asia and its place in the world.

  • South Asian Studies Association (SASA) conferences are dedicated to advancing understanding of the region’s diverse cultures, histories, issues and opportunities. Compelling presentations address the rich tapestry that is South Asia’s past, present, and future, and from across disciplines including history, sociocultural studies, political science and government, economics and business, philosophy, religious studies, the arts and more.
  • Presenters and participants from across the US and around the globe come to learn, share knowledge and experience, network with colleagues, and enjoy the traditionally relaxed and still stimulating environment. Includes cultural exchange performances, handicrafts, and South Asian publications.

Keynote Address by
Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok
Consul General of India

General Conference registration includes all Panel & Roundtable Presentations, Keynote Addresses, Networking Opportunities, two Luncheons, and the Saturday Evening Awards Banquet. FEES: General Conference for all days including Banquet: $125, Students and Retired Academicians: $75; 1-Day attendance (Sat or Sun, without Saturday evening Banquet): $69; Saturday evening Banquet only: $39.

2017 Program Committee

Vandana Asthana

Vandana Asthana
Eastern Washington University
Conference Chair

Purnima Bhatt

Purnima Bhatt
Hood College


Carol Davis
Franklin and Marshall College

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