Welcome to the website of The European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS). EASAS is a charitable, academic association engaged in the support of research and teaching concerning South Asia with regard to all periods and fields of study. The objectives of EASAS are to promote South Asian Studies in all countries of Europe.


The objectives of EASAS are achieved especially through the following activities:

  • organization of workshops, study events, conferences and symposia in the field of South Asian Studies,
  • support of young scholars in Europe, for example through the organization of PhD workshops or through the donation of grants for a limited period of time; the respective research results will be made publicly available,
  • publications in the field of South Asian Studies, especially publications of scientific research results,
  • publication and distribution of a Newsletter for members.


The Council of EASAS


The council of the EASAS consists of the executive board which is constituted by the president, the vice-president and the treasurer, and in addition, of an advisory committee with at least six and at most nine other individuals reflecting the various academic disciplines represented by the Association as well as the regional specialisations of the members. EASAS members with voting rights elect the council for a two-year period.



Executive Board:



Alessandra Consolaro, Unicersity of Turin, Italy

Vice- President

Ute Hüsken, Unicersity of Heidelberg, Germany


Johanna Buß, University of Heidelberg/ University of Leipzig, Germany


Advisory Committee:


Monika Browarczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Martin Fuchs, University of Erfurt, Germany


Borayin Larios, French Institute of Pondicherry / École Française d’Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry, India


Carola Lorea, University of Tübingen, Germany


Kama Maclean, University of Heidelberg, Germany


Rahul Mukherji, University of Heidelberg, Germany


Danuta Stasik, University of Warsaw, Poland


Heinz Werner Wessler, Uppsala University, Sweden


Verena Widorn, University of Vienna, Austria