SOAS University of London

Xiaoyu Zhang (China)

The course touched different topics and it opened my mind to diversified South Asian cultures, social issues and literature...

MA South Asian Area Studies, 2012-2013
I gained very professional academic training by following the professors of the South Asian Department and got the opportunity to figure out what I am really interested in around South Asian academic circles. Especially in the course ‘The Politics of Culture in Contemporary South Asia’, I got multi-dimensional knowledge about the area, from India to Pakistan, from Nepal to Bhutan, from Bangladesh to Sri Lanka. The course touched different topics and it opened my mind to diversified South Asian cultures, social issues and literature, etc. For me, as a student with language skills in Bengali, the South Asia department is an ideal place to pursue further study in both Bengali language and literature under the guidance of professional tutors from Britain and India….. SOAS changed my life, especially my academic career. I learn to deal with people from different cultures and gain an open mind that is very helpful in my future life.