Newsletter 23 - 21 January 2003


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Community News:

Vacant research positions/fellowships

Important lectures and workshops

Summer Schools

News on courses and education

Nordic Centre in India

New and updated items on SASNET web site

, Göteborg University

Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, Växjö University

Cultural Events connected to South Asia in Scandinavia

Devdas• South Asian films at Göteborg Film Festival 2003
Göteborg Film Festival 2003, starting on Thursday 23 January (and lasting to Sunday 3 February), will show at least three films connected to South Asia. The three films are ”Pickpocket”, directed by Linton Semage from Sri Lanka; ”Bollywood/Hollywood” by Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta; and ”Devdas” (based on a novel by Saratchandra Chatterjee), directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali (photo to the right).
More information on the film festival

Red Hours – Yellow Air, painting by Jitish Kallat

       Best regards

               Staffan Lindberg           Lars Eklund
    SASNET/ Swedish South Asian Studies Network

SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia, based at Lund University. The aim is to encourage and promote an open and dynamic networking process, in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
The network is open to all sciences. Priority is given to co-operation between disciplines and across faculties, as well as institutions in the Nordic countries and in South Asia. The basic idea is that South Asian studies will be most fruitfully pursued in co-operation between researchers, working in different institutions with a solid base in their mother disciplines.
The network is financed by Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and by Lund

Postal address: SASNET – Swedish South Asian Studies Network, International Office,
Lund University, P O Box 117, S-221 00 Lund
Visiting address: Gamla Kirurgen, Sandgatan 3, first floor, room no. 230
Phone: + 46 46 222 73 40
Fax: + 46 46 222 96 65
Web site:

Staff: Staffan Lindberg, director/co-ordinator &
           Lars Eklund, webmaster/programme secretary