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Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)

Recent News

Madhav Deshpande on how native languages are determined by the Census of India

Speaking with the Economic Times (India), Professor Deshpande says, “As a linguist … I am not certain if the label of mother tongue for Sanskrit reflects reality."

CSAS faculty associate Joyojeet Pal in the Washington Post

Pal's piece on the Global Opinion page is titled "Social media is a key battleground in India’s elections — and Modi is currently king."

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 US Department of Education designated National Resource Center, funded to develop area studies education for this region of the world.

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