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Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)

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U-M Celebrates Bicentennial in India

U-M has more than 6,000 alumni in India, and since they couldn't all make it back to Michigan for the anniversary, Michigan came to them.

Aswin Punathambekar, associate professor of communication studies, is quoted in a story about the killing of an Indian journalist.

This is the latest in a string of similar attacks in recent years targeting writers, artists and scholars who have faced a backlash for criticizing India's ruling party.


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.