- Membership Renewal 2018
Each membership (standard AUD $95 & concession AUD $60) comes with hard copies of ‘South Asia‘ journal (4 issues in 2018) and free on-line access to all current and back issues.
*** SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW MEMBERS ***
If you are joining the Association for the first time, we will extend your membership until the end of 2019 [24-month subscription].
>> Download the SASAA Membership form: MS Word document or PDF.
- Short Documentary Film ‘Women at the Water’s Edge’ on YouTube
This 22-minute film is based on Dr Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt’s ongoing research on the effects of climate change on women living in the villages of Sundarbans.
- SOUTH ASIA: Journal of South Asian Studies
2018, Vol 41, Issue 1
Shubhra Sharma – Transnational Publics, Nationalist Ideology and the ‘Woman Question’ in Hindi Cinema: The Film Queen (2014)
Ujithra Ponniah – Managing Marriages through ‘Self-Improvement’: Women and ‘New Age’ Spiritualities in Delhi
Book Review – Louise Harrington
“Being Bengali: At Home and in the World” edited by Mridula Nath Chakraborty
New York/London, Routledge, 2014, 236 pp., ISBN 9780415788052
2017, Vol 40, Issue 4
2017, Vol 40, Issue 3
2017, Vol 40, Issue 2
Follow us on Facebook to find out what the articles in the latest issue are about. (www.facebook.com/SouthAsiaJournalofSouthAsianStudies)
- Hugh Owen Prize – Entries are now open for 2017 Academic Year
The prize (value AUD $250) is awarded to the best Undergraduate essay on South Asia. Closing date: 1st February 2018.
Message from the President
Dear SASAA Member,
The South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA) appreciates your support as a member and your personal contribution to South Asian studies. In 2017, key events and initiatives included:
- The first conference supported by the SASAA event funding scheme: Encounters Within and Across South Asia (UNSW, 13‐14 July 2017).
- The appointment of an executive officer to provide SASAA with additional support for our various activities and to improve the frequency and content of our communication with members, inclusive of the development of a regular newsletter.
- The Executive will seek to launch a membership campaign in 2018 and give consideration to the development of a new SASAA prize and an event funding on an annual rather than a biennial basis.
- The 2018 Biennial ASAA conference has attracted a record number of submissions, including near 100 South Asia related accepted paper presentations. SASAA will support a South Asia Keynote lecture at the conference and a pre-conference thematic workshop.
- South Asia has had great success over the last year in terms of the impact and quality of published articles and international recognition of the journal.
It is vital for the future of South Asian studies that we continue to retain and renew our membership. I do hope that you will renew your membership for the forthcoming year (1st January – 31st December 2018). Download a membership form here and return with payment to the Treasurer: Dr N Tikky Wattanapenpaiboon. Please also encourage your colleagues to join and become part of our community of South Asian scholarship.
With best wishes for the New Year,
Dr Michael Gillan
President, South Asian Studies Association of Australia
20th December 2017