Effects of Title VI cuts in US Area Studies

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at UMICH.EDU
Wed Oct 3 13:54:00 UTC 2012

Hello Tim,

     Sanskrit has never been funded through the federal title VI money,
since it was restricted to modern languages only.  For the sake of the
modern languages of South Asia, we are all concerned about these cuts, and
hope that the Congress will reinstate the money.  But given the political
situation in the US Congress, I am very pessimistic.  Hope I am wrong.

Madhav Deshpande

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 9:45 AM, Ulrich T. Kragh <utkragh at hum.ku.dk> wrote:

>  Dear members of the Indology List,
> I have heard and read that the US Congress in 2011 made a nearly 40% (ca.
> $50 Mill.) cut in the federal Title VI funding to all language programs and
> Area Studies in the USA. For background information, see for example:
> http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/04/15/international_education_takes_hit_in_2011_budget
> I would like to know, especially from the American members of the list,
> whether and how these cuts have affected programs of Sanskrit, Hindi,
> Tamil, and Indian studies in the USA and/or in the study-abroad programs.
> Further, is there any news as to whether the lost funding will be
> reinstated in the 2012 budget now being negotiated in the Congress or are
> the cuts likely to remain?
> From a concerned European colleague,
> Tim
> Dr. Ulrich Timme Kragh
> IIAS, Leiden University

Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor of Sanskrit and Linguistics
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
202 South Thayer Street, Suite 6111
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608, USA

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://list.indology.info/pipermail/indology/attachments/20121003/6752c3d5/attachment.htm>

More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list