SAHSA Mission Statement

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SAHSA was founded to promote scholarship on the history of the South Asian region in the United States. The organization
(1) enhances the profile of South Asian history within the wider historical profession;
(2) fosters the study of South Asian history across disciplinary and methodological boundaries;
(3) encourages the study of South Asian history in relation to global histories;
(4) provides venues for scholars to communicate with one another;
and (5) promotes excellence in scholarship.

Membership is open to all teachers and scholars of South Asian history. SAHSA resources for scholars include regular conferences and an email discussion list. SAHSA intends to promote discussion on South Asian history and historiography through this website as well as more traditional publication avenues.