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SOAS South Asia Institute

SOAS South Asia Institute Events

The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region. 

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.  Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  • 16th Annual Nepal Lecture
  • Prof Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka
  • ‘Belonging to Academia? Higher Education, Inequality, and Development’

  • Bodhgaya: Collections and Archives
  • Dr Sam van Schaik (British Library), Dr Michael Willis (British Museum), Dr Daniela Simone (British Museum), Dr Danièl Balogh (British Museum) and Dr Marc Miyake (British Museum)
  • Blockade
  • Arif Yousuf
  • A documentary on nonviolent peace activism in the USA protesting the genocide of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1971


  • Cults of Viṣṇu in early India
  • Prof Hans T. Bakker (British Museum), Dr Dániel Balogh (British Museum), Francesco Bianchini (Oxford), Dr Serena Biondo (British Museum), Dr Gergely Hidas (British Museum), Dr Marion Rastelli (Vienna), and Dr Michael Willis (British Museum)