Some people will advise you that it is not necessary to learn Hindi to live, work and travel in India. They’ll tell you that “everyone” speaks English so you’d be wasting your time. Well, that’ certainly true if you intend to spend your entire time in India visiting tourist sites – which are often…

  Each year the South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA) offers the Hugh Owen prize for the best undergraduate essay in South Asian studies. For the purposes of the prize, the term ‘South Asia’ covers the nations of the Indian subcontinent and is taken to include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal,…