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Why Study South Asia?

Simply put, you cannot afford not to know about South Asia!

There has never been a more critical time to study the region - and more importantly, to engage with it, irrespective of who you are and where you are currently located. Apart from South Asia with its different nation states, the South Asian diaspora has a significant presence in Canada and elsewhere. The history of the South Asian diaspora, its achievements and the identity of South Asians living abroad are topics taken up in the South Asian Studies Program. If you wish to understand the important dimensions common to South Asian and other diasporic communities and to explore questions of race and multiculturalism,the South Asian Studies Program is the right place to begin your explorations. The program moreover offers courses in South Asian languages (Hindi-Urdu), politics, anthropology, sociology, geography and music, just to name a few.