Newsletter 105 - 29 January 2010


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January 2010 Lund


Anna Lindberg Lars Eklund
Martha Garrett to the left, with SASNET’s director Anna Lindberg.

Research Community News


Educational News


Conferences and workshops


Important lectures and seminars in Scandinavia

• Julius Lipner and Graham Schweig lecture at Gothenburg University
LipnerThe Dept. of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion at University of Gothenburg organises two lectures in religious studies open to the public on Friday 5 February 2010. Venue: Humanisten, Lilla hörsalen, Renströmsgatan 6, Gothenburg.
15.15–16.30: Julius Lipner (photo), Professor in Hinduism och Comparative Religion at the Divinity Faculty, University of Cambridge, UK, lectures on ”The Nature of Hinduism: A Unique Approach”.
16.45–18.00: Graham Schweig, Director for the program of Indic studies at Christopher Newport University, and guest lecturer in Sanskrit at the University of Virginia, USA, lectures on ”The Circular Geography of Inner Consciousness: Corroborative Patterns in Hindu Pilgrimage, Yoga Meditation, and Sacred Narrative”. More information.

Business and Politics

South Asia related culture in Scandinavia

New and updated items on SASNET web site

Lars in Kolkata January 2010
SASNET webmaster on relaxing January 2010 holiday in Kolkata, India.

Best regards,


Lars Eklund

deputy director/webmaster

SASNET/Swedish South Asian Studies Network

SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia based at Lund University. Its aim is to promote a dynamic networking process in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
The SASNET network is open to all the sciences. Priority is given to interdisciplinary cooperation across faculties, and more particularly to institutions in the Nordic countries and South Asia. SASNET believes that South Asian studies will be most fruitfully pursued as a cooperative endeavour between researchers in different institutions who have a solid base in their mother disciplines.
The network is financed by Lund University.

Postal address: SASNET – Swedish South Asian Studies Network, Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Ideon Research Park, House Alpha 1 (first floor, room no. 2040), in the premises of the Centre for East and South East Asian Studies at Lund University (ACE).
Phone: + 46 46 222 73 40
Fax: + 46 46 222 30 41
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