South Asian Studies

Bowdoin offers courses in the anthropology, art, history, and religions of South Asia, from early times until the present. We are also affiliated with excellent off-campus study programs in India and Sri Lanka.
ISLE - Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education
SITA - South India Term Abroad
We encourage all serious students to spend a semester or a year studying in South Asia.


Sara Dickey, South Asian culture
John Holt, South Asian religion
Sree Padma Holt, South Asian culture
Rachel Sturman, South Asian history

south-asian faculty bowdoin 2016
left to right: Rachel Sturman, John Holt, Emily Clough, Sree Padma Holt