Endless Beauty of Naran

Photo by Hasan Raza. CC BY 2.0 (Cropped)

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The endless rivers of Bangladesh

The traditional Bhatiyali folk music sung by Bangladeshi boatmen is composed of long, drawn-out melodies

Slum redevelopment in Mumbai

In the densely populated city of Mumbai, India, the construction of market-rate housing and slum

Akhil Gupta on U.S.-India nuclear agreement

The Center for India and South Asia director is interviewed on KPCC.

Upcoming Events

'My heart is wounded, don't throw flowers at me'- A talk on the art and lifestyle of the courtesans of North India by Saba Dewan

Saba Dewan, documentary film maker, explores the social and cultural history of the tawaif, or

October 5, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

Film Screening: The Factory

Centered on the 2012 events at a Maruti plant in Manesar, the film follows the

October 5, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
200 Kaufman Hall

Sardar Patel Award

Established in 1999, the Sardar Patel award is annually conferred by the Center for India and South Asia at UCLA. An endowment was created by funds donated by the Friends of the Sardar Patel Association provided to the UCLA Foundation.

The award was created to honor the best doctoral dissertation on any aspect of modern India - social sciences, humanities, education and fine arts - in any U.S. University or academic institution awarding the Ph.D.

The award continues to this day, honoring the legacy of Sardar Patel.

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