British Association for South Asian Studies

 

A warm welcome from BASAS

The British Association for South Asian Studies is one of the world’s leading learned societies for the study of South Asia. It is committed to supporting advanced research in the humanities and social sciences of South Asia through funding opportunities, conferences and workshops, lectures, research groups, publications and online discussions.

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Work with your association
Work with your association
And help it continue to support workshops, conferences, language training, and research projects.
Annual Lecture 2013 delivered by Professor Barbara Harriss-White
Annual Lecture 2013 delivered by Professor Barbara Harriss-White
Podcast due to be launched soon
Annual Conference: 2-4th April 2014, Royal Holloway, University of London [Registration now open]
Annual Conference: 2-4th April 2014, Royal Holloway, University of London [Registration now open]
BASAS-BA research fellowships to South Asia
BASAS-BA research fellowships to South Asia

“...as an early career researcher, I have really valued the connections I have made at BASAS”

Dr Monika Barthwal-Datta,
University of Surrey

About us

The British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) is one of the world's leading learned societies for the study of South Asia. It is the largest UK academic association for the study of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and the South Asian diaspora.

BASAS supports advanced research in the humanities and social sciences of South Asia. One of the overseas organisations grant-aided by the British Academy, it is a registered charity (number 264591).

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With membership in over 30 countries makes BASAS one of the world’s leading learned societies for the study of South Asia.

Why join BASAS?

  • Committed to supporting advanced research in the humanities and social sciences of South Asia
  • Funding opportunities
  • Conferences and workshops, lectures, research groups, publications
  • Online discussions, annual journal

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