Sanahadbegam Shaikh

MA, South Asia Studies


Sanahadbegam is a graduate student in the MA in South Asia Studies program at the Jackson School of International Studies.

She has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work specializing in Rural Development from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Her research interest is to explore the syncretic socio-cultural history of South Asian subcontinent especially focusing on the Deccan region of India. Through this research, she intends to study the trans-regional expansion of Islamic dynasties towards Deccan which embarked on the cultural, political, and religious interaction between people from northern and southern plateaus inhabiting separate socio-cultural worlds. She is also interested in studying the Persian language.

Scholarship Recipient: Indian American Community Services (IACS) Scholarship, 2022-23