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Notice of South Asian Studies Association (SASA)

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The 12th annual conference of South Asian Studies Association (SASA) will be hosted by Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, from March 23 to March 25.  This year, as in the past years, eight individuals—scholars and practicing artists—will be presenting papers and talks at the conference on various topics of Nepali art, culture, education and tourism.  In addition to these presentations, there will be a room called “Nepal Room,” showcasing various glimpses of Nepali art, handicrafts and tourism.  Below are the topics on which some of the noted scholars and artists will be speaking on and about Nepal.  We invite you to attend the conference and visit Nepal Room by greeting and supporting over 100 conference attendees. To register, please visit www.sasia.org.

  1. Deepak Shinkhada, Claremont School of Theology: Womb: The Creative Genesis of Sushma Shimkhada.
  2. Miroj Shakya, University of the West: Nepali Artist Arniko’s Legacy and His Influence on the Buddhist Art in China.
  3. JoAnne Pandey Cal. State. University, Northridge: Preliminary Results from a Classroom-Based Writing Therapy Intervention to Help Students Cope with the Psychological Impact of the Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal.
  4. Young Hoon Oh, University of California, Riverside: Himalayan Ambassador: The Rise of Ethnic Sherpa through Mountain Tourism.
  5. Maureen Drdak, Independent Scholar: Eternal Visions—Contemporary Forms; A Twenty-first Century Guru-Shikshya Art Relationship Reimagined.
  6. Supriya Manandhar, The Record, Kathmandu, Nepal: Exploring Public Art Archetypes in Kathmandu Valley Researcher.
  7. Deepak Shimkhada, Claremont School of Theology: Churning of the Ocean of Milk-tension on a Cosmic Scale: What are the lessons learned?
  8. Ashmina Ranjit, Visual Artist, Nepal: The Expanding Self: A Newari Artist’s Journey from the Local to the Glocal.


Deepak Shimkhada, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Claremont School of Theology
Adjunct Professor, Chaffey College
President, Indic Foundation (www.indic.org)
Board Member, South Asian Studies Association (www.sasia.org)
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @dshimkhada
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