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Director's Welcome
Welcome to the website of the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS).

South Asia has emerged as one of the most dynamic regions in the world with fast-growing economies and deep democratic transitions. Being home to a fifth of humanity, South Asia is witnessing transformations that will have significant impact not only for the region, but for the world at large. At ISAS, we seek to be at the forefront of studying and understanding the South Asian phenomenon in all its complexity and enormity.

There is a commitment in Singapore to better understand South Asia. ISAS offers intellectual space for the conduct of long-term and in-depth studies on social, political and economic trends and developments in South Asia, and their impact beyond the immediate region. In the short span since its inception, ISAS has gained visibility through its research, publications, events and collaborations with institutes and organisations in South Asia. Moving ahead, ISAS wants to become a high-quality research institute influencing the world of scholarship and public affairs, whilst meeting the needs and demands of its different constituencies, both local and international.

The ISAS website is one important avenue of reaching out to our constituents and the larger global audience with the aim of engaging them, creating greater awareness of our work, and in disseminating our research and publications. The website, with its user-friendly features, provides timely updates on ISAS' research, publications and events.

We hope you find the information in our website useful and relevant.

Warmest regards,
Professor Tan Tai Yong
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