The South Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Minor at Davidson

South Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary minor focusing on an important region of the nonwestern world including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The courses provide opportunities for students to explore the arts, economics, history, languages, politics, religions, and social structures of the cultures and the region, as well as an opportunity to study abroad. 

Davidson in India

Davidson's Semester-in-India program combines a period of residence in Madras and a time of travel/study to major archaeological and historical sites in India.

Davidson in India

Courses You Might Take

SIL 172

Continuing Hindi

Continuing Hindi.

SIL 171 or by permission only.  Visit the SILP website for instructions.

REL 370

Asian Meditation Texts


A study of the religious significance, ideals, and practice of meditation in selected Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Readings center on translations of primary texts but also include pertinent indigenous commentaries and modern interpretive works.

Satisfies the Philosophical and…

HIS 272

Massacres&Migratns:India Parti


Examines the causes and consquences of Partition of India in 1947. As centuries of British rule drew to a close, chaos enveloped South Asia. India and Pakistan were born out of genocidal violence that left over a million people…