Research Unit

South Asia Network Ghent

19 April 2019 → Ongoing
Group leader
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Asian history
    • Indian languages
    • History of religions, churches and theology
    • Study of Buddhism
    • Study of Hinduism
    • Comparative study of religion
    • Religion and society
Archaeology Area studies Art Ethics and morality Gender History Interculturalism Linguistics Literary studies Media Music Philosophy Religion Theatre and performing arts Translation Studies 15th Century 16th Century 17th Century 18th Century 19th Century 20th Century Antiquity Contemporary Late Antiquity Middle Ages Prehistory (Stone Age) Protohistory (Bronze Age, Iron Age) Hindi Oriental languages Sanskrit Asia Comparative Field research Geographic and map based Iconography and analysis of images Language and text analysis Surveys
The interdisciplinary research group South Asia Network Ghent, in short Sangh (Sanskrit/Hindi meaning “community”), aims to offer a platform where UGent researchers working on South Asia meet and interact. The members of Sangh focus on varied aspects of South Asian society and culture, ranging from its rich literary history (Literary studies), to its diverse religious traditions (Religious studies), its numerous languages (Linguistics), its rapid developments in cinema (Media) and performing arts (Art History), etc. Their studies address both historical and contemporary issues, as well as local and transnational perspectives. They do so employing diverse research methods and theoretical backgrounds current in the Humanities and Social Sciences. All Sangh members are committed to the highest academic standard by engaging with sources in South Asian languages (especially Sanskrit and Hindi), be it in communication with people during field work, texts, or other media.