South Asia Initiative


old yamuna bridge new delhi india
Pedestrians, cycles and rickshaws cross the Old Yamuna bridge in New Delhi, August 2010.
Photo credit: 
Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images


H Rowen headshot
Principal Investigator
Senior Fellow, Emeritus
  • Professor, Management, Emeritus
  • Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Emeritus
R Dossani headshot
Senior Research Scholar

This is an archived page of the South Asia Initiative that operated from 1999 to 2013.

For the new website of the revamped South Asia Initiative, reestablished in 2020, please visit

Launched in 1999, the South Asia Initiative seeks to promote South Asian studies across Stanford University, conduct policy-relevant research, and convene conferences on topics related to the United States and the nations of South Asia.