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South Asia Initiative @ UCSD

Faculty Liaison

Prashant Bharadwaj, Economics-


Vineet Bafna (CSE)

Teevrat Garg (GPS)

Lilly Irani (Communication)

Aftab Jassal (Anthropology)

Gaurav Khanna (GPS)

Vish Krishnan (Rady School)

Saiba Varma (Anthropology)

Ramya Rajagopalan (Institute for Practical Ethics)

Gayatri Singh (Library)

Jana Fortier (Anthropology)

Faculty Affiliates

Who we are

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. UCSD South Asia faculty are actively involved in teaching, researching, and organizing South Asia related events, and the majority of its faculty work in India.