The British Association for South Asian Studies

Established 1986
BASAS Conference
BASAS Conference

About us

The British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) 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).

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

By Dr Monika Barthwal-Datta,
University of Surrey

BASAS Conference
BASAS Conference
BASAS Conference

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