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An interview with digital and human rights activist Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad will participate in the 7th annual CSAS Pakistan Conference on April 7.


The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan is a national leader in promoting a deeper understanding of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. The center offers a range of area-related courses taught by outstanding faculty, a scholarly lecture series, conferences, study abroad fellowships, student colloquiums and opportunities to volunteer, sponsor and cosponsor a variety of events. CSAS is also a U.S. Department of Education designated National Resource Center, funded to develop area studies education for this region of the world.

Aaruran is a philosophy major investigating the intersection of fashion, wealth, and textile accessibility on the streets of India.

Aaruran Chandrasekhar and our other 2016 Summer in South Asia Fellows are off and blogging.

Stay up to date with them by reading and commenting on their blog.

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