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India Studies


The Taraknath Das Foundation

The Taraknath Das Foundation offers grants averaging $4000 to $7000 to graduate students holding Indian passports and enrolled in American universities in any field of study. Applicants should have completed one year of graduate work in the United States. The application form and all instructions are available on the Columbia University website under the South Asian Institute: http://www.sai.columbia.edu/taraknath-das-foundation.

The deadline for this year — October 1 2018.


Mission

India Studies cultivates excellence in teaching and learning through interdisciplinary cooperation. The program offerings disseminate India's heritage from ancient to modern; ranging from science to arts and humanities. Interdisciplinary offerings in the fields of anthropology, art history, religion, politics, economy, sociology, and language & literature prepare students to acquire cultural competency and other skills necessary to understand the responsibility of civil global citizenship.

Vision

In keeping with the mission of an internationally recognized, culturally diverse, urban university, the India Studies program at the University of Houston promotes knowledge and scholarship on India’s societies, cultures, heritage and diaspora through the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. India Studies nurtures the university’s relationship with the Indian American community resources and maintains its standing as a global hub for the study of India.

In The News

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Dr. Vinay Lal - Reading Gandhi: Caveats, Foundations, Hermeneutics
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India Studies Program launches faculty-led study abroad course
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American Institute of Indian Studies – Fellowships
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Grants for Short-Term, International Research Fellowships in India or Japan
The Arts and Humanities Research Council’s International Placement Scheme (IPS) is an exciting scheme, offering funded, short, overseas research fellowships for Early Career Researchers and PhD students. Learn More