Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)

Welcome to the Centre for Applied South Asian Studies

The Centre aims to provide a ready source of detailed and accurate information about the social, cultural, familial and religious dimensions of the South Asian presence in Britain, as well as in the transnational networks which its members maintain.

Exploratory empirical research into on-going social, cultural and religious developments within Britain's Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi minorities, as well as of the transjurisdictional networks of they are a local manifestation

Contacts between scholars actively engaged in ethnographic research amongst members of these communities

The construction of a comprehensive and reliable data-base focusing on qualitative developments within the many communities of which the still rapidly expanding South Asian presence in Britain is composed (this material can be found under the papers tab above)

A more informed level of further public debate about the multitude of challenges to established patterns of public policy to which the additional dimensions of ethno-cultural plurality precipitated by current processes of globalisation are giving rise

The provision of advice and consultancy support to all those seeking to address the challenges to established forms professional practice which are so often encountered in delivering effective services to a clientele which is increasingly plural in cultural, religious and ethnic terms.