About Us

The South Asia Initiative is an independent inter-divisional effort at UCSD to promote discussion and exchange about South Asia. We support research, bring speakers, and sponsor courses toward an undergraduate minor in South Asian Studies. We host weekly seminars and round table discussions on Thursday afternoons. Our 2019-20 Steering Committee members are: Vineet Bafna (CSE), Prashant Bharadwaj (Economics), Jana Fortier (Anthropology), Teevrat Garg (GPS), Lilly Irani (Communication), Aftab Jassal (Anthropology), Gaurav Khanna (GPS), Vish Krishnan (Rady School), Ramya Rajagopalan (Institute for Practical Ethics), Gayatri Singh (Library), and Saiba Varma (Anthropology). Contact us to learn more, follow us on Facebook, and join us at one of our events this quarter.