India in the World
India has emerged on the world scene in new and exciting ways in recent decades:
- As one of the world’s most vibrant economies
- As a key player in geopolitics; as the world’s largest democracy
- As home to the world’s largest “middle class”
- As the site of one of the world’s largest and most vibrant film industries
- As a contributor to global trends in art and aesthetics
- As “home” to well-established and significant immigrant communities around the world, including the United States
India in the World seeks to underscore this, as well as to emphasize the ways that India is a part of everyday life in our increasingly globalized world.
President Coleman's India trip looks to strengthen global education
President Mary Sue Coleman is leading a U-M delegation to India this week to build partnerships and strengthen collaborations with Indian institutions of higher education. In this video, featuring the CSAS Director, Farina Mir, U-M leaders and faculty members discuss the goals of the trip and the benefits of global education. Watch the Video.
The Manganiyar Seduction
On October 26 and 27 The Manganiyar Seduction kicked off the Winter 2014 Theme Semester with a lively and spiritually charged performance. They used songs from their Muslim faith and tinged them with Hindu and Sufi sounds, lyrics, and chant. It was wildly theatrical and illustrated beautifully music's ability to seduce both body and soul. Check out a sample here.
- U-M featured in Hindustani Times December 3, 2013
- U-M's academic partnership with Ashoka University, New Delhi, India, is featured in the New York Times India blog! November 26, 2013
- Read the recent article in The Hindu, featuring CSAS Director, Farina Mir, titled, "Liberal arts get a boost!" November 25, 2013
- Theme Semester Media Series: "Garam Hawa (Scorching Winds)"
- 10:00 PM
- CSAS Scholarly Lecture Series: "Elephants Abroad: A Hidden History of Ancient India's Influence in the World"
Speaker: Tom Trautmann
- 5:00 PM
- Symposium: India as a Regional Power