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The ANU South Asia Research Institute fosters cutting-edge multidisciplinary research on South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Examining the region’s rich past, complex present, and global impact, we illuminate its importance to Asia, the Pacific, Australia and the world.

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SARI is the hub of a community of ANU researchers, scholars and students, and their external networks.
disciplinary strengths range across the humanities and social sciences, encompassing anthropology and development, gender studies, history, politics, economics, international relations and security, law, religious studies, language studies, and literary and cultural studies.

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At The Australian National University, we take pride in offering a wide range of courses, majors, minors, and degrees that delve deeply into the diverse cultures, history, and languages of South Asia. Our programs are designed to provide students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) with an in-depth understanding of the region and its connection to the world.


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