Why Study South Asian Languages and Literatures at Iowa?

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South Asian Language Courses

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Cultural Activities and Events

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Language and Culture Resources

As a means of communicating values, beliefs and customs, language has an important social function and fosters feelings of group identity and solidarity. It is the means by which culture and its traditions and shared values may be conveyed and preserved.

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Study Abroad

The program encourages students to study abroad to develop their linguistic and intercultural competencies. The University has several opportunities to select from.

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Faculty Specializing in this Area

Aniruddha Dutta, Ph.D.

Coordinator, South Asian Studies Program
Associate Professor, Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Associate Professor, Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies