Endless Beauty of Naran

Photo by Hasan Raza. CC BY 2.0 (Cropped)


Gross National Happiness

Visiting scholar Ritu Verma presented an alternative approach to development that originated in the Kingdom

Documentary explores labor unrest in northern India

Rahul Roy’s film “The Factory” explores the violent 2012 Maruti auto workers’ strike and its

The endless rivers of Bangladesh

The traditional Bhatiyali folk music sung by Bangladeshi boatmen is composed of long, drawn-out melodies

Upcoming Events

"A Case Study in Indian Music Commerce, Musical Diversity and Changing Technologies "

Professor Greg Booth examines the impact of the new industrial logic on one of India’s

December 7, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

“What’s in a Song? – Popular Song, the Cinema, the Music Industry, Copyright and the Cultural Specificity of Industrial Music in India”

Dr. Greg Booth examines the technological, commercial and semiotic complexities of the powerful visual-audio relationship

December 9, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
B544 Schoenberg Music Building

Sardar Patel Award

Established in 1999, the Sardar Patel award is annually conferred by the Center for India and South Asia at UCLA. An endowment was created by funds donated by the Friends of the Sardar Patel Association provided to the UCLA Foundation.

The award was created to honor the best doctoral dissertation on any aspect of modern India - social sciences, humanities, education and fine arts - in any U.S. University or academic institution awarding the Ph.D.

The award continues to this day, honoring the legacy of Sardar Patel.

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