This is a proposal to make available an intense study of a region of the world, South Asia, which is of increasing economic and political importance. An interdisciplinary program will provide students at Warwick a unique opportunity as well as feed into the internationalisation strategy of the University. A range of departments from across the University will contribute to the teaching of the courses, as well as invited speakers to make the course as appealing to all students with an interest in the region. The presence of a large South Asian diaspora on the footstep of the University will also provide opportunities to engage wih the local community as well as to foster closer ties. The project will begin in the September 2017 with a starting delivery date for the courses in September 2018.