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FLAS Fellowship deadline JAN 31st

Fellowship applications for language study in 09-10 now available

Wed, Dec 10, 2008

Applications for the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) for summer 2009 and the 2009-2010 academic year are now available. The deadline is January 31, 2009. The competition is open to all prospective and continuing UT Austin graduate students intending to study Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, or Urdu.

Celebrating Islamic Holidays

Wed, Nov 5, 2008

Listen to a recently produced PSA featuring Prof. Ghulam Farid Nizami and narrated by graduate student Ishan Chakrabarti.

SAI welcomes professional sitar player and vocalist Ghulam Farid Nizami

Wed, Oct 22, 2008

Watch a sitar performance by Ghulam Farid Nizami (opens in new window). UT faculty, students and staff can watch his full performance at DASE South Asia.

Texas Asia Conference

October 10th-11th, 2008

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

October 10th-11th, 2008 in GSB 2.124 the Graduate School of Business

Fall 2008 South Asia Institute Newsletter Available for Download

A year in review

Tue, Sep 9, 2008

The South Asia Institute's annual newsletter is now available for download in PDF format. To be added to the South Asia Institute's mailing list, please send your name and full mailing address to Don Arntz.

One Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship Available

Tue, Aug 26, 2008

Apply to SAI by September 5th, 2008.

Audio/Video equipment now available from SAI lending library

Wed, Aug 20, 2008

The South Asia Institute now has a sony cybershot digital still camera, panasonic 3ccd mini dv camera, tripod and shotgun microphone available for checkout.

Fall 2008 South Asia Seminar Series

Mon, Aug 18, 2008

The South Asia Institute has launched its seminar series for Fall 2008: IMAGE/TEXT/SOUND

SAI Seminar Series DVDs available

Mon, Jun 16, 2008

Beginning in Spring 2007, DVDs of our guest speakers from around the globe can be checked out from our lending library.

Austin High School and AISD, SAI create new curriculum unit

“Partition in the Classroom: Teaching Migration through 1947 India” examines the 1947 Partition of India

Wed, May 28, 2008

The unit provides a lens into the complexity of the 1947 Partition of India and serves as a case study for teaching migration in diverse classrooms.

SAI hosted pre-departure orientation for Fulbright-Hayes Seminars Abroad program

32 teachers from across the nation participated

Wed, May 28, 2008

The K-12 teachers traveled in two groups to India and Sri Lanka during the summer of 2008. Photos, curriculum projects designed by the teachers, and more on this program will be available on the Outreach webpages in the fall.

Sikh Awareness Week

April 15th through 18th

Mon, Apr 7, 2008

Sikh Students Association is a religious organization on campus that focuses on raising awareness about Sikhism among the members of the club as well as the UT and Austin community.

South Asia Seminar Series hosts architects Krishna Menon and Arif Hasan

The Future of the City in South Asia

Thu, Apr 3, 2008

The series features seminars by distinguished South Asian specialists from UT and abroad. Regular seminars occur on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., preceded by a reception at 3 p.m., in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118). In addition, there are a number of special lectures in the series which fall on different dates.

Patrick Olivelle featured on ABC Radio National

interview conducted by Rachael Kohn

Wed, Apr 2, 2008

He was the ancient king of India who converted to Buddhism and initiated a sweeping moral reform. Legends of Asoka are numerous but it's only in the last century that his real history has become known as historian of Sanskrit literature at the University of Texas, Patrick Olivelle, explains.

The Political and Cultural Economies of Water in the 21st Century

"We'll never know the worth of water till the well go dry." -- 18th century Scottish proverb

Wed, Mar 26, 2008

Conference Dates: March 27-29, 2008 Conference Location: AVAYA Auditorium (ACE 2.302)

Hindi Urdu Speaker Series

Mon, Mar 3, 2008

In keeping with its mission to enhance the Hindi Urdu educational experience at the undergraduate level, the Flagship hosts a speaker series featuring some of the leading scholars and artists working in the Hindi-Urdu medium today.

Nazar: A South Asian Perspective

Tue, Feb 5, 2008

A brand new on-campus publication that caters to the South Asian population at The University of Texas at Austin.

Four Films by Prasanna Vithanage

7-10PM MEZ B0.306

Tue, Jan 15, 2008

The South Asia Institute is very excited to screen four films by Sri Lankan director Prasanna Vithanage.

South Asia Seminar Series now archived at DASE

Fri, Jan 11, 2008

UT faculty, staff and students can now view past seminars from their computer.

Spring 2008 South Asia Seminar Series

Wed, Jan 9, 2008

The South Asia Institute has just launched its bi-weekly seminar series for Spring 2008. The series features lectures by distinguished South Asian specialists from UT and abroad.