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Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)

Recent News

Professor Swapnil Rai discusses the return of the Miss World pageant to India

India will host the 71st Miss World pageant in Mumbai March 9. This is India’s second time hosting Miss World, the oldest existing international beauty pageant, after a controversial first time in 1996.

CSAS Screens Pakistani Film In Their South Asian Film Series

Joyland tells the story of the youngest son in a traditional Pakistani family who becomes a backup dancer in a Bollywood-style burlesque in inner-city Lahore.

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.