Department of Sociology
Sociology maintains two blogs

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The Department of Sociology maintains two blogs. Rickshaw: the Students ’ Blog was initiated in September 2011 as a student-run blog to operate as a creative space to express their personal troubles and fantasies and to engage in critical reflection on South Asian society, culture and politics. Though essentially a space for students, from the beginning it was also open to faculty members to express their opinions as well as to students from other faculties and departments within SAU and beyond. At present, the blog consist of numerous poems written in English, Hindi and Bengali as well as essays, opinions and film and book reviews in English. It has a space for photography, departmental announcements, links to other sources of knowledge such as lectures by well-known sociologists and contemporary music from countries such as Pakistan. It also has links to interesting reports from South Asian mass media or reports from other parts of the world on issues of relevance to the region. The present student editors of the blog are Devika Mittal and Anayika Chopra while Prof. Chudamani Basnet functions as the faculty coordinator and editor.

Rickshaw can be accessed via the following link:

Sociology maintains two blogs

The Department of Sociology also maintains Sociology@SAU as its official blog to bring out information and news about the department to interested individuals more quickly and with additional details.

Sociology@SAU can be accessed via the following link:

Ongoing Programs

Department of Sociology, South Asian University, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, and the Central Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, are organizing a one day international workshop on Debating Development in South Asia:Revising Dor Bahadur Bista's Fatalism and Development 25 Years Later" on 29 December 2016 at Martin Chautari, Kathmandu. (Poster)


Department of Sociology, SAU coorganizes an international conference on Buddhist Cultural Pluralism in South Asia: Explorations in Popular-Contemporary Buddhist Imageries , with Royal University of Bhutan and Sherubtse College,Bhutan, on 17-18 March 2017 (Note Attached)


An Oxford Sociologist, from Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka and prolific theater artist Samina Luthfa, is going to be delivering a series of talks and performance at Department of Sociology, South Asian University.Follow the poster-invite for schedule of events. (Poster)


Department of Sociology, South Asian University and Department of Anthropology, University of Dhaka are coorganizing an international conference on Visual South Asia: An Anthropological Exploration in Media and Culture on 10 – 11, MAY, 2017.Kindly refer to the call for papers to submit an abstract.(Call For Papers )


Department of Sociology, Young Scholars' Conference, 20-22 October 2016, Youth Geographies in / of Contemporary South Asia - ( Call For Papers )



International Conference on Marxism and South Asia, 11-12 November 2016 (Call for Papers)


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