Our Mission

The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa serves as an intellectual hub in the Pacific for research on and learning about a highly diverse region that encompasses Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Lakshadweep, and the Maldive Islands.

Fall Get-Together and Anna Stirr’s Book Launch

Please join us for our annual fall get-together on Monday, November 13th in the Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319. 1:30-2:30 Anna Stirr will give a talk about her new book, Singing Across Divides: Music and Intimate Politics in Nepal (Oxford University Press, 2017), sponsored by the Asian Studies Program. 2:30-4:30 …

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SEED SOVEREIGNTY IS A JUST FIGHT, BUT WHAT ELSE SHOULD WE CONSIDER?

Originally published Monday, January 14, 2013 Elizabeth Louis Elizabeth Louis, “Cedar,” received her Ph.D in Geography from University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2012. Her dissertation, “The Political Ecology of Food Sovereignty Movements in Neoliberal India” was based on the fieldwork she conducted in the Telegana region.  She is currently a …

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“We are all Sikhs”: The Oak Creek shooting, and what it means for South Asians in the United States

Monday, September 3, 2012 Monisha Das Gupta was the director of the Center for South Asian Studies until 2014, and is associate professor of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She is the author of Unruly Immigrants: Rights, Activism, and Transnational South Asian Politics (Duke …

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Power Games: Why people in Tamil Nadu are protesting nuclear energy

Originally Published Saturday, May 19, 2012 S.P. Udayakumar S.P. Udayakumar is a member of the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy and the National Alliance of Anti-Nuclear Movements.  He is one of the leaders of the non-violent protests against the Koodankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu.  He got his doctoral …

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