Savita Nair joined Furman University (Greenville SC) in 2003 where she has been teaching ancient and modern Indian history, transnational gender history, food and empire, and critical histories of nationalism, colonialism, and globalization. In 2008, she co-founded Furman’s India Study Abroad program.
Her research focuses on
19th-20th century migrant networks between India and eastern Africa. Recent
publications have explored the 1990s repatriation of Indians who were expelled
from Uganda in the 1970s, the racial/economic predicaments of 1920s colonial
Kenya with competing British/Indian/Kenyan interests, and the roles of women in
Indian-owned family businesses in early 20th century British East Africa.
Assistant Academic Dean of Study Away and International Education at Furman University, and Professor, Department of Economics; Department of Asian Studies. Received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Davis in 1993. Kailash started in the Office for Study Away & International Education at Furman in July 2007. He created and developed Furman’s first India study away program. Previously he chaired the university’s Implementation Task Force during the university's transition to a new curriculum and academic calendar.
Veena Khandke is a Developmental Psychologist with the department of Asian Studies at Furman University. Dr. Khandke has interdisciplinary scholarly interests in the fields of Child Development, Maternal-Child Health, Global Public Health, Human Rights and Women Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has taught classes reflecting these interests at UC Davis, Middlebury College, Greenville Technical College, USC Upstate, and Furman University. She has presented scholarly papers at meetings in the fields of Child Development, Asian Studies and Women's Studies. Dr. Khandke has been teaching classes at Furman University since 2007 for the departments of Asian Studies, Psychology and Women's Studies. She has had the privilege of being one of the directors of the India Study Away program in 2009, 2011 and is presently co-directing the India Study Away 2013 for Asian Studies.