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Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)

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The Story behind some of India’s Sacred Chola Bronzes

“I believe this artist is in the league of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michaelangelo. We believe his inspiration may well have been child-saint Sambandar’s opening hymn that hails Shiva as ‘the thief who stole my heart.’”

Summer in South Asia Fellow Finds Hope in Kolkata

“Even just applying to a program like this where you design your project and advocate for your funding was powerful. Convincing people why I should be able to go and justify my own capabilities was new to me."

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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