The Centre of South Asian Studies

The Alison Richard BuildingThe Centre of South Asian Studies is a cross-disciplinary research centre open to students from across the University and to researchers from around the world. These pages contain information about the work of the Centre, its library and archive collections and about events at the Centre and throughout the University which might be of interest to scholars of South and Southeast Asia.

The Centre and its library and archive are open to visitors throughout the year, Monday-Friday, from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

News & events

  • - The Centre will be closed on Monday 31 August. We will re-open at 9.30am on Tuesday 1 September.
  • - Edward Anderson will take up the post of Smuts Research Fellow in Commonwealth Studies at the Centre on 1 October 2015.
  • - Applications are invited for the 2016 Charles Wallace Burma Trust Visiting Fellowship. Details of the post and how to apply can be found by clicking on this link.
  • - During the University vacation, there is a chance that staff numbers will, at times, be limited. It would be helpful if archive visitors could email a list of the collections they wish to consult in advance of their visit.
  • - Congratulations to all this year's MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies students for doing so well. Particular congratulations go to Roohi Hussain, winner of the C.A. Bayly Prize for the best dissertation, and to Ananya Mishra, winner of the prize for best overall performance in the MPhil.
  • - Recent seminars from the South Asian Seminar series can be listened to on this website. Click here to access the list of available seminars. All seminars presented after 1 May 2013 are available to download as podcasts from iTunes U.