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CISAR Graduate Travel Grant Winners
Congratulations to Eshantha Peiris, Ethnomusicology and Sameena, AHVA on receiving the 2018/2019 CISAR Graduate Student Travel Grants! 

The Second Annual Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture
You can now watch the presentation by Santosh Dass at The Second Annual Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture: https://cisar.iar.ubc.ca/events/event/dr-ambedkars-legacy/

CISAR Annual Report 2017-18 Now Available
Over the course of the academic year 2017-2018, CISAR hosted over 20 events on a wide range of topics. This Annual Report features event highlights and Co-Directors’ message. Click here to view.

Announcing Winter 2018-19 Courses. Register Now!
Choose from a selection of undergraduate/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.

Opportunities at the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to announce the following programmes for the year 2018-19

Announcing Summer 2018 Courses. Register Now!
Interested in learning more about South Asia? Explore the courses being offered at UBC in Summer 2018! 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. The courses are: ASIA258 […]

Sameer Shah awarded 2017 Nehru Humanitarian Award in Memory of Prem Goel
The 2017 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- […]