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NYU India and South Asia Research


Our faculty and students engage in a range of South Asia and India directed research initiatives, seminars, conferences, publications, and outreach, providing thought leadership on the region's key issues, opportunities and challenges.

An array of courses on topics that include politics, education, business, history, culture, media studies and law offered by our world-renowned experts allow the NYU community to further their learning about the rich heritage and vibrant future of South Asia. NYU projects based in India and other South Asian countries enhance their basic scientific research, government policy and corporate strategy.

Learn and Experience

NYU's curriculum offers a wide range of ways in which our students and faculty can learn about and experience India and the greater South Asia region. A sample of these offerings:

Doing Business In India

Kim Corfman, NYU Stern

Provides an introduction to India's economy, history and culture through the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Lectures and seminars on a wide range of functional areas draw out some differences between this region and other regions.

Global Perspectives in Higher Education: India

Ann Marcus, Steinhardt

Provides graduate students with an opportunity to examine India's higher education system, to discover and analyze similarities and differences in comparison to higher education in the United States. Special lectures with sociologists and national officials help understand the goals and future aspirations of Indian higher education.

Comparative Politics of South Asia

Kanchan Chandra, CAS Politics

Introduces the comparative politics of South Asia. Analyzes the politics of South Asian countries, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, individually and in a comparative framework. Readings are chosen from across disciplines, including political science, anthropology, economics, and history.

South Asian Cultures

Rochelle Almeida, Liberal Studies

This course provides a broad understanding of the social developments of the Indian sub-continent. The countries studied may include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and/or Sri Lanka. A variety of materials, from fictional and non-fictional texts to video and film are used to explore the interactions of tradition, change, colonialism, sectarianism, and modernization.

Imagining India: from The Colonial to The Global

Ritty Lukose, Gallatin

Drawing on an interdisciplinary set of readings about India, this course explores a fraught and difficult dynamic within the modern world - democratic nation-building, how the state contends with majority and minority identities, the complexities of secularism, notions of equality and difference.

Property & Inequality: Development & Legal Change in South Asia

Bina Agarwal, NYU Law

A historical and contextualized perspective on legal change and the application of law in developing countries, especially in multi-ethnic, multi-religious regions such as South Asia. What underlies the divergence between law and practice, and ownership and control?

Find out more

To find out more, contact Ulrich Baer or
Arun Sundararajan,

India and South Asia Faculty

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