South Asian Studies Alliance (SASA) Annual Conference

SASA South Asian Studies Conference
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline
December 31, 2007

EAST AND WEST ENTWINED – – A Call for Papers
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
March 29-30, 2008

The South Asian Studies Alliance second annual conference seeks to explore the myriad ways in which South Asia and the values associated with the East have interacted with those ofthe West. What are the political, social, cultural and economic ties that have developed historically as a result of the meeting of these distinct cultures and civilizations? And in the contemporary context, too, what has been the impact of this interaction in a globalized world? We seek to encourage discussion around a broad range of topics and welcome interdisciplinary approaches to themes such as empire, religion, literature and language, education, media and the arts including cinema, trade and the economy, politics, strategic studies, gender and race, South Asian diasporas, food and fashion, etc. As always, however, submissions on any topic within South Asian Studies are most welcome.

The deadline for submitting a paper proposal to Dr. Chandrika Kaul, program chair, is December 31, 2007. Please visit the conference website for complete proposal submission details. Established groups and/or associations sharing compatible interests are encouraged to collocate with us. Contact Dr.Chandrika Kaul, the program chair, at for details. Presenters are encouraged to consider publishing their work in the ASPAC online journals: E-ASPAC and ASPAC papers.

About the Venue

Conference co-hosts are the School of Politics and Economics and the School of Religion, both of the Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. Claremont is serviced by the Ontario International Airport, a 15 minute drive from the campus and about 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.

We are planning for a nearly doubling of attendance at this year’s conference. To optimize facilities access the conference will run two full days, March 29-30. Participants will share four coffee breaks, two lunches and the conference banquet as part of the registration package.