Established in 2004, the Chakra Endowed Fund encourages the study of South Asia at Rutgers University by enhancing the Rutgers Library holdings in this area. The fund supports the acquisition of books, periodicals, films, microfilms, CD-ROMS, DVDs, and other media.
Additionally, the fund rewards excellence in scholarly work in South Asian Studies by Rutgers University students who are minors in the South Asian Studies program through the awarding of the Chakra Student Paper Prize.
Congratulations to our 2011-12 Chakra Student Paper Prize Recipients
Ashley Hussey "Complications in the South Asian Slavery System"
Evangelia Psarakis "Hunter/Lariviere Documents"
Jessica Grollman "The Business of Bodies: Comparing the treatment of slaves in British, French, and Dutch slave colonies from the 17th to 19th Century"
Chelsea Thompson, "The Effects of Imperialism on a Tradition--Based Slave System"
Neha Kagal, "Resources, Bargaining Power and Domestic Violence: An Analysis of a Wastepickers Union"
*****Many Thanks to All the Participants and Reviewers!*****
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