New Multidisciplinary Research Group to Discuss Issues in South Asia and Beyond

May 22, 2013

The South and South East Asian Studies Group (SASEAS) was formed at CEU on May 7 in response to a need for a multidisciplinary space for sharing research and ideas related to South and South East Asia, which plays an increasingly large role in global affairs. The launch event featured a screening of the film, “India Untouched: Stories of a People Apart,” a documentary on social discrimination in India. Srikrishna Ayyangar, who teaches comparative politics and public policy at AzimPremji University in Bangalore, and is currently an Erasmus Mundus visiting scholar at the Department of Public Policy at CEU, contributed to the post-screening discussion, as did Sejal Parmar, assistant professor in the Department of Legal Studies, and Sanjay Kumar, instructor at the Center for Academic Writing, along with interested MA and PhD students. For more information, contact Sanjay Kumar at or Sasikumar Shanmugasundaram, a doctoral candidate in the Department of International Relations and European Studies, at, or email the group at