This winter, history lecturer C. Ryan Perkins is offering Stanford’s first general survey course on the history of South Asia.
In response to a student suicide in India, The Stanford Center for South Asia hosted a second installment of their teach-in series on “Why Caste Matters” on February 29.
On the evening of Jan. 27, Stanford students and community members gathered in White Plaza to mourn the death of Rohit Vemula, a student at the University of Hyderabad in India who committed suicide earlier this month. Vemula was a Dalit, a member of a lower caste in India that suffers from discrimination and oppression. Attendees of the vigil and teach-in in White Plaza discussed the caste system in India and oppression of Dalits in particular.