*New* Announcing Winter Term 2017/18 Courses on South Asia. Register Now!
Interested in learning more about South Asia? Explore the courses being offered at UBC in Winter Term 2017-18! Choose from a selection of undergraduate and graduate courses in diverse departments and faculties at UBC. Courses range from South Asian art, Punjabi Canadian history, and Persian literature to many different South Asian languages. Here are just a few: […]

Info Session on Research and Training in India by Director, Shastri Institute, Dr. Prachi Kaul
  On June 22, 2017, the Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) hosted a delegation from the Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute (SICI) to present an information session on research opportunities in India for UBC faculty and students. The session was conducted by the new director of the Shastri Institute, Dr. Prachi Kaul, along with […]

Announcement of Shastri Programmes for the Year 2017-18
      Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute has announced its programmes for the year 2017-18. It’s a reminder call as the deadline is approaching fast and only 10 days are left to submit the proposals. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals timely to avoid last minute rush. The last minute submission creates pressure on the Grant Management […]

South Asia Scholar Interview Series: Helina Jolly
The first in a new series where we interview South Asia scholars at UBC. This features Helina Jolly, a PhD student attached to the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the recipient of the Nehru Humanitarian Graduate Award.  C: Congratulations on receiving the Nehru Humanitarian Award and thank you for coming in for this […]

New Book Release: The Rāmāyaṇa in Bengali Folk Paintings
Published by Niyogi Books, India Taken from Niyogi Books: “The images presented in this book take us into the heart of the rich folk tradition of India. Of that heritage, the display of paintings accompanied by comments recited or sung has been a part of since very early times, as attested by references and legends […]

Deadline extended!
Dear Friends, Season’s Greetings from Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute! You would be happy to know that we have decided to extend the deadline for our current programme announcement. We have received many requests from our newly associated seventeen member institutions to extend the time to make use of opportunities available for the current year.  Keeping in […]

SACPAN – Call for Proposals
South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest Feb. 10-11, 2017 University of Washington, Seattle Deadline: December 11th  The South Asia Center at the University of Washington invites participation in the annual South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN), a long-running collaborative venture between South Asia specialists at the University of Washington, the University of British […]

Deadline Extended for Shastri Fellowships
  Dear Shastri Friends, Season’s greetings! On behest of scholars, we are pleased to communicate the extension of the deadline from 25th November 2016 to 25th December 2016 to receive applications for our recently announced MHRD funded programmes for the year 2016-17. These programme are: 1. Shastri Institutional Collaborative Research Grant (SICRG) 2016-17 2. Shastri Research Student Fellowship (SRSF) 2016-17  Shastri Research Student […]

Open House 2016
CISAR celebrated a successful end to the previous academic year and embraced the new year with an entertaining and engaging evening replete with performances by Dr. Thomas Hunter (sarod) and Dr. Shankhanaad Mallick (vocals) and Hriday (tabla). The event was well-attended by members of the community, students and faculty. UBC’s President, Dr. Santa Ono and […]

CISAR Research Fellow awarded Advisory Professorship by Hohai University, China
Dr. Habiba Zaman, Research Fellow of CISAR and Professor GSWS, SFU, was recently at Hohai University in Nanjing, China, on a short-term Visiting Position. Dr. Zaman delivered many lectures on her research including three public lectures. The Hohai University awarded Dr. Habiba Zaman “Advisory Professorship” through a special ceremony on September 26, 2016. The Dean of the Faculty of Public […]