Welcome to Nordic South Asia Net
(NSAN) web site

This website is an effort to revive the first NSAN web site launched by Lars Eklund in January 2017. The site was however sabotaged and infected by virus and had to be deleted in the summer 2018.
Luckily, the entire SASNET web site from 2011 has been saved. Go for the SASNET WEB SITE 2011
Academic Institutions around the World, connected to research on South Asia

Lars Eklund on the development from SASNET to NSAN

Miraklet Indien och dess baksida

  Nordic South Asia Network (NSAN)
Address: 23 A, Sardar Sankar Road,
Kolkata – 700 029, India
Phone: +91 90 51173899
Webmaster: Lars Eklund


Contact us

Lars Eklund
Råbygatan 5 B,
SE-223 61 Lund, SWEDEN

23 A, Sardar Sankar Road,
Kolkata 700 029, INDIA

e-mail addresses:

Through frequent travelling, Lars Eklund  built up a strong network of researchers working on South Asia related issues at Swedish universities, and their academic collaboration partners in South Asia.

He is a journalist with strong South Asia connections, both professionally and personally – being married to an Indian/Bengali wife and involved in many cultural activies focusing on South Asia.
From 1982 till 2007 he was the editor-in-chief of SYDASIEN (South Asia – Political and Cultural Magazine), besides working as reporter cum sub-editor for daily newspapers in different parts of Sweden.

Since 2014, Lars is also a member of the board for the Europan Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS).
It should also be mentioned that Lars has travelled extensively to most parts of Asia since the early 1970s, and has visited all the eight South Asian nations on SASNET contact missions. His extramural activities include lecturing on Indian society, history, culture and religion.

Together with his wife Bubu, he organises cultural seminar programmes on the Nobel Laurate Rabindranath Tagore, and since 2012 they run a singing choir with mostly Swedish people performing Rabindranath’s songs in original Bengali language.

Biography from 2003 (the
first 50 years of my life!):