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Photo for Ahona Panda receives the 2020 Sardar Patel Dissertation Award

CISA is delighted to announce Ahona Panda as the winner of the 2020 Sardar Patel Dissertation Award for a dissertation entitled ‘Philology and the Politics of Language: The Case of Bengali, 1893-1955', completed at the University of Chicago in August 2019.

Monday, September 19, 2022 READ MORE

Photo for Sahana Ghosh receives the 2019 Sardar Patel Dissertation Award

CISA is delighted to announce Sahana Ghosh as the winner of the 2019 Sardar Patel Dissertation Award for a dissertation entitled ‘Borderland orders: Gendered economies of mobility and security across the India-Bangladesh border', completed at Yale University in May 2018.

Friday, September 16, 2022 READ MORE

Photo for UCLA faculty lead initiative to support Afghan scholars in danger

In an effort to bring Afghan scholars to UCLA, the Center for Near Eastern Studies is working to raise funds to support several visiting Afghan scholar positions on campus.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 READ MORE

Photo for Reinventing tradition to make it relevant today

Indian classical choreographer, dancer and activist Mallika Sarabhai spoke at CISA about her dancing and how it relates to her advocacy work to improve the lives of Indian women.

Friday, May 17, 2019 READ MORE

Photo for Art as a response to U.S. global military detention

At a recent Center for India and South Asia event, Ronak Kapadia examined visual art that evokes the experience of prisoners of war and detainees who have experienced torture and other physical abuse in U.S. military detention sites around the world.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 READ MORE

Photo for In memoriam: Stanley Wolpert

Revered for his contributions to literature and the history of South Asia, Wolpert (1927–2019) taught history at UCLA for six decades.

Friday, April 12, 2019 READ MORE

Photo for Sanjay Subrahmanyam wins $500,000 Dan David Prize

The UCLA history professor has written 16 books and edited almost as many. “I greatly appreciate the international recognition afforded to my scholarship, which is a great encouragement,” he said.

Friday, February 8, 2019 READ MORE

Photo for Transnational connections: Chinese and Indian entrepreneurs in the United States

Chinese and Indian immigrants account for two of the largest entrepreneur groups in the United States. These two groups often hold higher levels of education and run more successful businesses than their American-born counterparts, said scholars at a recent APC-CISA symposium.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 READ MORE

Photo for Alpen Sheth Announced as 2017 Sardar Patel Award Winner

The Sardar Patel Award was presented to Dr. Alpen Sheth, of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for his thesis on `Cultivating Risk: Weather Insurance, Technology and Financialization in India.'

Thursday, June 14, 2018 READ MORE

Photo for Land grabs in neoliberal India promote inequitable development

Neoliberal economic policies and private construction projects on dispossessed land are responsible for contentious land wars and inequitable development in rural India, said Michael Levien at a recent Center for India and South Asia event.

Friday, June 1, 2018 READ MORE

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