Students with an interest in South Asian Studies should apply to one of the University’s degree-granting departments, such as Anthropology, History, Political Science, Economics, or Religious Studies. The Council on South Asian Studies is part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. It has been organized to provide guidance to graduate students who desire to use the resources of the departments of the University that offer South Asia-related courses.

The Council on South Asian Studies aims to bring together faculty and students sharing an interest in South Asia, and it supplements the curriculum with seminars, conferences, and special lectures by scholars from Yale as well as visiting scholars. It provides information concerning grants, fellowships, research programs, and foreign study opportunities.

Language instruction is offered in Hindi and Tamil. Students planning to undertake field research or language study in South Asia may apply to the council for summer fellowship support. For information and program materials, contact the Council on South Asian Studies, Yale University, PO Box 208206, New Haven CT 06520-8206; or call 203-436-3517.

Graduate Students Working in the South Asia Region:

Luisa Cortesi, PhD, Anthropology and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Sahana Ghosh, PhD, Anthropology
Jacob Rinck, PhD, Anthropology
Chandana Anusha, PhD, Anthropology
Amy Johnson, PhD, Anthropology
Souvanik Mullick, PhD, Anthropology
Bhoomika Joshi, PhD, Anthropology
Sophia Abbas, PhD, Anthropology
Shivangi Pareek, PhD, Anthropology
Emma Natalia Stein, PhD, Art History
Sylvia Houghteling, PhD, Art History
Mohit Manohar, PhD, Art History

Ariel Bardi, Ph.D. Comparative Literature

Gaurav Chiplunkar, PhD, Economics
Martin Mattsson, PhD, Economic

Tiraana Bains, PhD, History

Niloufer Siddiqui, PhD, Political Science
Anurag Sinha, PhD, Political Science
Gautam Nair,  PhD, Political Science
Hari Ramesh, PhD, Political Science
Shikhar Singh PhD, Political Science
Shahana Sheikh, PhD, Political Science
Fahd Humayun, PhD, Political Science
Drew Stommes, PhD, Political Science and South Asian Studies

Mark Holum, PhD, Religious Studies
Lynna Dhanani, PhD, Religious Studies
Manasi Agrawal, PhD, Religious Studies