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South Asian Languages & Civilizations 

Founded in 1966, the Department of South Asian Languages & Civilizations emphasizes the comprehensive humanistic understanding of the South Asian region. Historical, social, literary, and political issues of South Asia are addressed here through close textual analysis and detailed studies of South Asian cultural forms.  Preeminently, SALC emphasizes linguistic study and textual analysis; SALC's faculty, alumni, and students are at the forefront of the humanistic study of the region globally.  The department regularly offers instruction in seven South Asian languages (Bangla, Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Tibetan, and Urdu).

 

News & Events

  • Join the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality for a book salon discussion of Ishtyle: Accenting Gay Indian Nightlife featuring: Kareem Khubchandani, Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Sharvari Sastry, and Sneha Annavarapu. Registration is required for this event. The Zoom invitation will be sent to those who register. If you have any questions about this event, contact Tate Brazas. Click here to learn more about this event.

  • Tucked away in the Northeastern hills of the Indian subcontinent, Manipur is a land throbbing with soulful tunes, bold drumbeats, and flowing dances. Join us for a unique experience of Manipuri dance performance and a discussion of its history from the Manipuri dance exponent Bimbavati Devi. Devi will offer a short lecture-demonstration of classical Manipuri as well as her fresh contributions, followed by a short conversation with the audience. Registration is required for this event. The Zoom invitation will be sent to those who register. For more event details, visit Southern Asia at Chicago.