The Director of the Institute says:
The study of South Asia has been core to the SOAS mission throughout the first 100 years of its existence. The South Asia Institute looks to continue and expand the range of our activities into our second century.
SOAS is home to an exceptional group of scholars. We claim that our coverage of South Asia is distinguished by breadth, depth and regional vision. Our activities demonstrate the truth of this claim amply and repeatedly. We have specialists in everything from politics to yoga and film to fiscal policy. We understand that the past is important and that people speak, write and think in different languages. We are also acutely aware that the global order has shifted since the early days of SOAS and we work now within different paradigms of knowledge and authority.
This is an exciting time to be working with colleagues who are deeply engaged in a rapidly-changing region.