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Photo for Ketaki Jaywant is the winner of the 2021 Sardar Patel Award

Ketaki won the award for a dissertation entitled "Secularizing Caste: Mapping Nineteenth-Century Anti-caste Politics in Western India," completed at the University of Minnesota.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 READ MORE about Ketaki Jaywant is the winner of the 2021 Sardar Patel Award

Photo for Sarath Pillai is the winner of the 2022 Sardar Patel Award

Pillai won the award for a dissertation entitled "Federal Futures: Imagining Federation, Constitution and World in Late Colonial India," completed at the University of Chicago.

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The work of ethnomusicologist Anna Morcom, director of the UCLA Center for India and South Asia, focuses on modern Indian and Tibetan performing arts.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 READ MORE about ‘Canonization' of Hindustani music favors some, marginalizes other, performing arts traditions

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 about Ahona Panda receives the 2020 Sardar Patel Dissertation Award

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 about Sahana Ghosh receives the 2019 Sardar Patel Dissertation Award

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 about UCLA faculty lead initiative to support Afghan scholars in danger

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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 about Reinventing tradition to make it relevant today

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 about Art as a response to U.S. global military detention

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 about In memoriam: Stanley Wolpert

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 about Sanjay Subrahmanyam wins $500,000 Dan David Prize

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