Sameer Shah awarded 2018 Nehru Humanitarian Award in Memory of Prem Goel
The 2018 Nehru Humanitarian Award in Memory of Prem Goel has been awarded to Liu Scholar and PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia, Sameer Shah. He specializes in water security and governance at the rural-urban divide, with a focus on developing evidence-based policy recommendations to protect vulnerable peoples facing socio-hydrological change in global South […]

A Tryst with Destiny?: Talk by Douglas Ober
Join us for a talk by Douglas Ober on Thursday 30 November, 2017. This talk will detail the important role that Buddhist heritage played in the making of the modern Indian nation state during the Nehruvian era, with reference to colonial precursors and 21st century communities. Time: 5: 00 pm – 6:30 pm Location: Room […]

Bhai Vir Singh (1872-1957): Rethinking Literary Modernity in Colonial Punjab
  In August 2017 CISAR and the Department of Asian Studies hosted a scholarly workshop entitled “Bhai Vir Singh (1872-1957): Rethinking Literary Modernity in Colonial Punjab,” organized by UBC’s Anne Murphy (Asian Studies, and co-Director of CISAR) and Professor Anshu Malhotra of Delhi University. UBC hosted a group of scholars from India, the United States, and […]

Talk by Allison Busch and Annual CISAR Reception
The Social Worlds of Indian Aesthetics: a View from the Mughal Period by Dr. Allison Busch  4 pm- 5:30 pm Join us on November 16 for a talk by Dr. Allison Busch, highlighting the importance of aesthetics and affect in shaping the social and political worlds of Mughal India’s men and women CISAR Annual Reception  5:30 pm- […]

SACPAN at UBC Call for Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS: South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN) at UBC Deadline: Nov. 30 The Centre for India and South Asia Research at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in partnership with the Departments of Asian Studies and History and IC-IMPACTS, invites paper proposals for the annual South Asia Conference of the Pacific […]

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 […]