Center for South Asia at UW–Madison



Sarah Beckham

203 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison WI
United States


  • Bengali
  • Dari
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
  • Tibetan
  • Urdu


The Center for South Asia is a Title VI National Resource Center, serving as a resource on South Asia for students, scholars, the public and K-12 educators. CSA’s outreach activities include a weekly lecture series, the South Asia Book Award (SABA), developing K-12 educator classroom resources, FLAS funding for SA language study, and academic administration of the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) program.

Through our diverse academic disciplines, summer language instituteannual conference, student organizations and outreach programs, the Center seeks to define and promote greater understanding of South Asian history, language, religion and culture.

We also support linkages to other relevant area studies and global studies programs that emphasize transnational flows of culture, people, money in ways that are important to a better understanding of South Asia both in the past and the present.

The UW-Madison Center for South Asia list serve offers information about jobs, conferences, trainings, workshops and other professional development resources in South Asian Studies. In addition, the CSA also offers FLAS awards for South Asian language study.