South Asia

Man scatters pigeons with arms outstretched outside of a mosque on a foggy day

Martha Hoelzer ’00 took this photo outside of Masjid e Jahan Numa, one of the largest mosques in India, while visiting New Delhi as a participant in a Kenan-Flagler Business School professional development program.


Carolina Asia Center

The Carolina Asia Center, the leading center of its kind in the southeastern U.S., seeks to promote intercultural exchange between the U.S. and Asia, and to improve and support education and research on Asia. The center has been designated as a National Resource Center and Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship granting center by the U.S. Department of Education.

Featured Program

In partnership with leaders from North Carolina’s Indian-American community, UNC is transforming the model for Indian studies through the Modern Indian Studies Initiative, which seeks to increase knowledge and understanding of the India of today and its rapidly evolving future.
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Departments, Centers and Programs

Carolina Asia Center
Carolina Population Center
Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
Department of Asian Studies
Global Social Development Innovations
Modern Indian Studies Initiative



Programs of Study

Curriculum in Global Studies

Major concentration in Asian Studies

Department of Asian Studies

Major in South Asian Studies
Major in Asian Studies
Minor in Hindi-Urdu
Minor in Asian Studies

Department of History

Major concentration in African, Asian and Middle Eastern History
Ph.D. in Asian History

Department of Religious Studies

Ph.D. concentration in Religions of Asia


Library Collections

Research guide for South Asian Studies


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