Mission Statement

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
  5. promotes excellence in scholarship

Membership is open to all teachers and scholars of South Asian history and all graduate students, regardless of discipline, interested in South Asian history. SAHSA resources for scholars include participation in the annual American Historical Association conference 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.

Contact Information

Society for Advancing the History of South Asia, c/o Michele Louro
Department of History
Salem State University
Sullivan Building, 102 G
325 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970

Email: sahsapresident@gmail.com


President: Michele Louro, Salem State University

Vice-President/President Elect: Aryendra Chakravartty, Stephen F. Austin State University

Social Media Coordinator: Kelsey Utne, Cornell University