Welcome to the South Asian Student Association at Texas Tech University.
The Indian subcontinent forms an inverted triangle extending from the snow-bound Himalayan ranges of Asia toward the equator. Known also as South Asia, the area includes the country of India and its surrounding neighbors: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan. Between these countries there is an incredible amount of diversity in terms of cultural traditions. There are however some overall similarities. Within South Asia the main religions consist of Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism. These religions manifest in similar religious traditions across the region. Religions aside, each South Asian region has its own unique traits. Essentially, the people of South Asia have many cultural differences in addition to cultural similarities. It is through celebrating these differences and similarities that SASA encourages an overall healthy understanding of this rich and diverse region.