SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Asia Beyond Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries will examine the cultural constitution and configuration of the centres of political power, map how Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali – the languages of political and religious discourse – came to be used across Asia, and analyse how temples, monastic organisations and landed estates emerged as autonomous socio-economic institutions with stable endowments. For more information on Beyond Boundaries, please visit the project homepage

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Forthcoming Events


Dr Andrew Ollett (Harvard), Prof Paul Dundas (Edinburgh), and Lucas den Boer (Leiden)
9 January 2018, , 116, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Epic Narratives in India and Asia

Dr Sven Bretfeld (NTNU Trondheim), Dr Csaba Dezső (Eötvös Loránd University), Dr Laxshmi Greaves (Leiden), Dr Kevin McGrath (Harvard), Dr Ulrike Roesler (Oxford), and Dr Michael Willis (British Museum)
13 February 2018, , S116, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Newar Buddhism

Prof Alexander von Rospatt (UC Berkeley) and Dr Iain Sinclair (Monash University)
8 May 2018, , 116, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM