SASP congratulates Assoc Prof Rahul Mukherji and Dr Rajesh Rai for clinching the ODPRT Grant for Research Excellence award given by the Office of Deputy President (Research & Technology).
Each semester, SASP offers a balance of modules that are within the four sub-diciplinary categories: History and Politics, Political Economy and Development, Religion and Culture and Diaspora and Transnational Studies. Most modules do not require students to have a background in South Asia.
This module focuses on the International Relations of the South Asian region. It looks at intra-regional relations, the impact of domestic politics on foreign policy, issues of conflict and cooperation and the role of external powers in the region. The foreign policy behaviour of India and Pakistan in particular will be considered. Key issues like the Kashmir conflict, nuclearization of South Asia and terrorism will be explored. The increasing significance of the South Asian region in the emerging global order, regional integration and inter-regional relations will also be analysed.
How do ideas about big beasts and the wild inform our socio-cultural worldview? In other words, what is a “tiger” when it is not just a zoo animal but one that lives in a forest next to your home? In this introductory and interdisciplinary course to conservation and the environment, we will watch films and discuss novels and ethnographies focusing on human/animal relations in six different spheres: Mountains, Deserts, Rivers, Plains, Forests, and Sea. The course aims to be an informative, provocative and fun introduction to an exciting and relatively new field of scholarship.
The Rajabali Jumabhoy Foundation donated S$25,000 for the Rajabali Jumabhoy Foundation Prize in South Asian Studies. Each academic year, a cash prize of S$500 will be awarded to the best Honours graduate in South Asian Studies. The prize will be awarded by the FASS Board of Examiners on the recommendation of the Head of South Asian Studies Programme.
A cash prize of S$100 will be awarded to the South Asian Studies major student with the highest SJAP (subject average point) of all South Asian Studies modules (including recognised modules) throughout the candidate’s 4 years of study
This Prize is divided into 4 categories: Honours Thesis (Best) - S$2500, Honours Thesis (Commendable) - S$1000, Graduate (Best PhD dissertation) - S$3000 and Graduate (Best MA dissertation) - S$1500.