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Alumni

Discover what previous students experienced while in the program.

Ali Abbas

Ali Abbas

Major: Professional Writing
Minor: Sociology and a Certificate in SAST

"Various situations of uncertainty, both personal and political, made me understand the importance of studying South Asia. My dream is to take my education further into the media industry. I want to establish a medium for sharing my insights and experiences with others like me."

Shruti Kankaria

Shruti Kankaria

Major: Psychology
Minor: SAST

"The prgram helped me learn many significant things about South Asia. In my third year, I took part in a York International Exchange program to the National University of Singapore. This opened up my horizons even further. I feel doing a Minor in South Asian Studies allows one to study a wide variety of subjects that all show how diverse South Asia is/"

Tanya Panjwani

Tanya Panjwani

Double Major: Internationalal Development Studies and SAST

"I came to study at York from the US. My interest is in gender and development economics with a focus on India. I find the interdisciplinary approach of York's South Asia program immensely valuable."

Balraj Persaud

Balraj Persaud

Double Major: Political Science and SAST

"South Asian Studies most importantly, has taught me about the need to exam societal formation in many lights; that is, through the prisms of as many relevant disciplines as possible. It has also taught me to recognize continuity and appreciate change."

Sarbjit Sondha

Sarbjit Sondha

SAST Alumni
MA London School of Economics

Currently an employee of the Government of Canada.

She would like to return to academia, earn a Phd and become a professor of South Asian Studies one day.

"I truly believe that the South Asian Studies program was fundamental to the the reshaping of many orientalist ideas that I had and in helping me to develop an understanding of the diversity and complexity of South Asia."