Edited India book by Lindberg and Eklund to be launched on 3 April

Professor emeritus Staffan Lindberg and NSAN editor Lars Eklund have finalised a new book, an edited volume on Indian Society, History, Economics, Religion and Culture. It is written in a popular scientific mode in Swedish language. Besides the two co-editors, articles are written by eminent Scandinavian South Asia scholars including Dr. Kenneth Nielsen and Dr. Anne Waldrop at University of Oslo, Prof. Knut Jacobsen at University of Bergen, Prof. Jørgen Dige Pedersen at Aarhus University, Dr. Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Linnaeus University, Växjö and also the Institute of Foreign Affairs (UI) in Stockholm.
The book, entitled ”Miraklet Indien och dess baksida” will be published by Palmkrons förlag in Lund and be introduced with a book launch event on Tuesday 3 April 2018 in collaboration with SASNET. Venue: Dept. of Political Science, room 222, Eden, Paradisgatan 5 H, Lund (more information). It will also be launched at University of Oslo.
Staffan and Lars have worked together on South Asia since the late 1970s, first with the SYDASIEN magazine - launched by Staffan and colleagues in 1976 and edited by Lars for 25 years (1982-2007); and then successfully launching the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) on a Swedish government initiative in 2001. As a close-knit professional team combining academic and journalistic know-how they travelled extensively in the whole South Asia region, establishing an extremely wide network of affiliated researchers in Scandinavia, Europe and South Asia, till Staffan retired from service in 2007 and Lars quit in late 2016. (Photo from Nepal in 2005).