As one of its summer programmes, the Nordic Centre in India university consortium (NCI) organises a Hindi Language Programme in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Indian Languages and Society (INLANSO) in Varanasi, from 30 June to 27 July 2019. This is a four-week-long intensive summer Hindi language course for students at A1, A2 and B1 levels of Hindi. The language programme focuses on the principle of combining classroom knowledge with outdoor practice with an emphasis on making students speak and use Hindi starting from the very first day of study. Special attention is paid to cultural and societal interactions so that students get the context of the language they are learning to speak. More information about all the 2019 NCI summer programmes.
Råbygatan 5 B,
SE-223 61 Lund, SWEDEN
23 A, Sardar Sankar Road,
Kolkata 700 029, INDIA
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!): http://www.larseklund.in/larseklundlife.html