Newsletter 53 - 30 June 2005


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Ms. Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa and Ms. Vani Rao

Research News

• Report from the 2005 Nordic Association for South Asian Studies conference in Aarhus

After some amalgamation the conference covered five workshops: 1. Globalization, economic changes and socio-political upheavals + A South Asian security conundrum? (convenors: Jørgen Dige Pedersen, University of Aarhus, and Sten Widmalm, Uppsala University). 2. States and minorities in South Asia. + Anti-oppressive movements (convenors: Peter B Andersen, Copenhagen University, and Aase Mygind Madsen, Århus). 3. Secularism in South Asia + Imagining Nations: middle classes and processes of nation formation in South Asia (convenors: Erik Sand, Copenhagen University, and Lars Kjærholm. Aarhus University. 4. Health, Globalization and Marginalization in South Asia (convenor: Jens Seeberg. Aarhus University). Two Indian participants in this panel, Renu Addlakha and XX were funded for by SASNET. 5. Exploring South Asian political culture (convenors: Arild Engelsen Ruud and Pamela Price, Oslo University).

Educational News

Conferences and courses

Cultural News

New and updated items on SASNET web site

 Have a nice Summer 2005,

       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 University.

Postal address: SASNET – Swedish South Asian Studies Network, Scheelevägen 15 D, S-223 63 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Ideon Research Park, House Alfa 1 (first floor, room no. 2042), 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
Web site:

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