South Asian Resilience:
Environments, Politics, Economics
South Asian Studies Association (SASA)
Zoom Conference hosted by
Loyola Marymount University
March 24, 25, 26, 2023
Friday-Sunday (Pacific Time)

SASA Exemplar Awards

Session One: The Resilience of Gandhi and the Bhagavad Gītā
Session Two: Environmental Difficulty and Resilience in South Asia
Session Three: The Resilience of Women in South Asia
Session Four: Buddhism/Jainism/Meditation
Session Five: Literature, the Arts, Maritime Trade, and Dalit Communities
Session Six: The Jain Haribhadras: Traditions of Tolerance

Session Seven: RaagRang Visual Exploration
Session Eight: Is Nepal a Shangrila? A Roundtable

South Asian countries emerged as independent resilient nations from the mid-20th century. These milestones ushered in new political and economic structures, as well as created fertile ground for national pride and a redefinition of religious and even gender identities. Our SASA gathering will examine the intersections of tradition and modernity from multiple perspectives.