Dance Event by Federation of India Association
October 7, 2012

The Center for India Studies and the Federation of India Association presented a traditional India dance event on October 7, 2012 at the USF Marshall Student Center. The audience was enthralled to experience the vibrant, traditional dance styles of India on the USF campus. This rich collection of performances included classical folk, tribal, martial, religious and social forms of dance. Highly skilled artists focused on Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathak, and Bharatnatyam which are different Indian dance styles. The artists who mesmerized the audience with their dance forms were Shibani Pattnaik, Kamala Reddy,Sudeshna Maulik and Tara Priyadarshini Bikkasani.

USF World Launches Undergraduate Certificate in India Studies
June 27, 2012

The USF World Center for India Studies will introduce an undergraduate certificate in India Studies this fall. (Read More…)

NR Narayan Murthy honored at USF, Tampa
May 14, 2012

Center for India Studies is pleased to congratulate Infosys  co-founder N. R. Narayana Murthy  on being recognized by the University of South Florida, Tampa: Dr. Murthy is the recipient of the 2012 President’s Global Leadership Award and the College of Business Free Enterprise Award.

Hip-hop Bhangra
April 4, 2012

Dr. Madhavi Murty, visiting faculty member at Yale University in the South Asian Studies Council, presented a lecture titled “Of Hip Hop Bling and Punjabi Bhangra: Gender and Modernity in the New Times” in the Grace Allen Room at the USF Library. The lecture by Dr. Murty spoke about different aspects of the Indian movie “Ra one” and “Singh is King.” The lecture was sponsored by the Department of Communication, the Institute on Black Life, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, and the USF Center for India Studies.

Classical Musical Concert by Carnatic Brothers
March 17, 2012

The Center for India Studies in collaboration with Swaralaya presented a classical musical concert by Carnatica Brothers on March 17 at the Public Health Auditorium. Swaralaya is a cultural organization dedicated to promoting South Indian music in the Tampa Bay area. Vocalists Shashikiran and Chitravina Ganesh were accompanied by mridangam player Srimushnam Raja Rao and violinist Nagai Muralidharan.

Republic Day Celebration
January 26, 2012

The Center for India Studies in collaboration with the Students of India Associationcelebrated the Indian Republic Day on January 26. The Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the USF College of Pharmacy, Yashwant Pathak, hoisted the Indian flag at the Patel Center for Global Solutions. The Indian students at USF sang the national anthem and celebrated India’s 62nd Republic Day. The Constitution of India was adopted on January 26, 1950 when the nation became a democratic republic in the true sense.