Welcome to Nordic South Asia Net (NSAN) web site

After working 16 years at the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET), Lars Eklund retired from Lund University (LU) on 31 December 2016.
He was the deputy director working with the network since it was launched in January 2001. He was responsible for the construction and maintenance of the extensive SASNET Internet Gateway on Swedish and Scandinavian South Asian Studies, and the monthly newsletters shamefully closed down by LU in April 2016.
After retiring, Lars launched the Nordic South Asia Network (NSAN) on a private basis, an ambitious follow-up venture to the old SASNET web site and newsletter service.
However, the NSAN web site was infected by virus and had to be deleted in the summer 2017. This new website is an effort to revive parts of the old web site.

Luckily, the SASNET 2011 web site has been saved, go for the SASNET 2011 WEB SITE

The SASNET Newsletters No.1 (2001-01-30)– No. 126 (2011-09-02) are also available.
Go for the SASNET Newsletters No.1 (2001-01-30)– No. 126 (2011-09-02)

The NSAN Newsletters 2016-18 & SASNET Newsletters 2013-16 are also available as pdf-files.

Departments in Sweden engaged in research on South Asia, by September 2011

FULL INFORMATION on the 2004 ECSAS conference in Lund

Lars was also editor-in-chief for the magazine SYDASIEN 1982  – 2007.

         SYDASIEN magazine artikelregister 1977-2007
              Nerladdningsbara pdf-filer SYDASIEN




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


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

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

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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!):