The UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced a new loans scheme for full-time and part-time master’s courses at English HEIs from 2016-17 entry. Eligible candidates can borrow up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs.
It was an honour to be selected the second Malangs Scholar and to become part of such a distinguished yet notorious group of South Asians. I feel grateful to have met them in Lahore, which served as a great induction to a familiar culture but in a new land.
2016 marks the second year of the Contemporary South Asia Studies Programme and Lahore School of Economics exchange programme.
Entries are sought for the 2016 Malangs South Asia Essay Prize. The winning entry will receive a £250 prize and an invitation to the award dinner.
The CSASP was delighted to welcome visiting academics from the University of Warsaw and the University of Economics in Wroclaw to Oxford in March.
CSASP students celebrated the end of Hilary Term and the submission of their latest assignments with a biryani evening on 14 March.
Divya Rosaline David, who graduated from the MSc in Contemporary India in 2015, has been working with two friends to provide education to the children of gravediggers in Bengaluru.
On Monday, 7 March, students of the MSc in Contemporary India engaged in vibrant discussion with Colonel Zulfiqar Ali Bhatty, Army and Air Advisor to the Pakistan High Commission in London.
On Friday 4 March, students on the MSc in Contemporary India had the opportunity to attend a fascinating lecture given by Dr Mallica Kumbera Landrus, and to handle some of the objects held in the Ashmolean's South Asian collection.
The Hind 'in situ' language classes which start on Monday October 14th are still available for booking.
Hindi "in situ" is an introduction to the Hindi language for fieldworkers and researchers which offers to provide a basic ability to read, write and speak the language as it is used in everyday life in India.
The Wolfson South Asia Research Cluster will be holding its monthly informal lunch meeting on Wednesday, 9th October, (week 0) at Wolfson. Please join us in hall at 12:45pm. Lunch will be on a pay-yourself basis and anyone with an interest in research on South Asia is very welcome.
Each year, CSASP awards the Barbara Harriss-White Dissertation Award to the writer of the most outstanding dissertation from the MSc in Contemporary India.
This year, the Examinations Board had an extremely hard job to select just one piece and therefore two awards have been made.
Dr George Kunnath's publication Rebels from the Mud Houses: Dalits and the Making fo the Maoist Revolution in Bihar has received an excellent review in the July 2013 edition of the Journal of Agrarian Change.
Information on media coverage of the "India Day at Oxford" which took place at the Randolph Hotel, Oxford on Friday June 14th.
The final symposium of the ESRC-DFID funded project on Technology, Jobs and a Lower Carbon Future - Methods, Substance and ideas for the Informal Economy (the case of rice) took place on 13th-14th June 2013 at the India International Centre, New Delhi, organised by the Inst