Distinguished research and graduate study of contemporary India

From Governor Generals to Freedom Fighters to Rhodes Scholars and everything in between Oxford University has a rich history of engaging with South Asia, with South Asianists and South Asians.

In 2008 Oxford created the multi-disciplinary MSc in Contemporary India. It was the first such degree in the world and now offers India-focused courses in Anthropology, Political Economy, Human Development, International Relations, Environment, Politics and Research Methods.  

South Asian Studies more broadly hosts a number of distinguished research projects, organises seminars, and provides a base for visiting scholars.


Myanmar’s Democratic Transition: What does that mean for the Persecuted Rohingya?

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016 - 08:30 to 16:30
Auditorium, Wolfson College


To bring together researchers and practitioners in international law, history, public health, sociology, politics and economics as well as Rohingya human rights defenders:

Emeritus Professor Barbara Harriss-White
Dr Maung Zarni
Emeritus Professor Barbara Harrell-Bond
Daw Khin Hla
Professor Michael Charney
Maung Bo Bo
Professor Shapan Adnan
Dr S Saad Mahmood
Dr Ambia Perveen
Matthew Smith
Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Professor Daniel Feierstein
Professor Maya Tudor
Professor Penny Green
Thomas McManus
Amartya Sen (videotaped at Harvard in 2014)
Tomas Ojea Quintana
Dr Azeem Ibrahim
Azril Mohd Amin
Mark Farmaner
Tun Khin
Nurul Islam
Dr Hla Kyaw