NSAN newsletters to be closed down

Due to a number of reasons, I am winding up the monthly Nordic South Asia Network (NSAN) newsletters, at least temporarily. An immediate reason is the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) decided upon by the European Union, enforced from 25 May 2018. This regulation represents a significant shift in privacy requirements governing how organizations manage and protect personal data, and this affects our network with much work to be executed.
However, more important is the fact that NSAN has been and still is solely financed by my private means, which is not a sustainable solution in the long run. Efforts to connect NSAN to SASNET/Lund University or other Nordic and European South Asian studies institutions/organizations have unfortunately failed to materialize. And thirdly, though the interest for the NSAN newsletters is strong among many European and South Asian scholars, the interest from Swedish universities and individual Swedish researchers (with a few exceptions) to provide news material for NSAN has diminished vastly. Therefore I have decided to close down the newsletter service.
The NSAN web site (http://nordicsouthasianet.eu/) will however remain and will be updated, and news will be provided via Facebook.

Lund 19 May 2018

Lars Eklund