South and Southeast Asian Studies

Bowdoin offers courses in the anthropology, art, history, and religions of South Asia.

The South Asian Studies program at Bowdoin is affiliated with excellent off-campus study programs in India and Sri Lanka. The two most notable study abroad programs at Bowdoin for South Asian Studies are:

  1. ISLE- Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education
  2. SITA- South India Term Abroad.

We encourage all serious students to spend a semester or a year studying in South Asia.

South Asian Table 

Come speak Hindi-Urdu with interested students & faculty! Keep up your language skills, develop your language skills, or simply enjoy an opportunity to speak the language. All levels welcome! Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Thorne Hall, Mitchell North.

Meet our Faculty

Sara Dickey, South Asian culture
Christine Marrewa, South Asian studies
John Holt, South Asian religion
Sree Padma Holt, South Asian culture
Rachel Sturman, South Asian history
South Asian Faculty
Left to right: Christine Marrewa Karwoski, Sree Padma Holt, John Holt