SWEDISH SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
Magazines/Library at SASNET’s root node office
Scheelevägen 15 D, room 2042 (1st floor)
Visitors are most welcome to the office for reading. The office is open in weekdays from 9 to 17, but it is recommended to call in advance phone 046 222 73 40.
Asian Studies Newsletter, Ann Arbor, MI., USA
BTJ Böcker och AV-media
BLLF Sweden Nyhetsbrev
The Book Review, New Delhi
Critical Asian Studies
(formely Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars)
Contemporary South Asia, Routledge
Currents, SLU, Uppsala
Den Ny Verden (Center for Udviklingsforskning)
Down to Earth, New Delhi, India
Druk Yul, Swedish-Bhutan Society, Tumba
Herald, Karachi, Pakistan
IM (Individuell Människohjälp)
Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, New Delhi, India
(International Institute for Asian Studies)
Journal of South Asian Development, SAGE
Kaleidoscope, Newsletter of the Embassy of Bangladesh, Stockholm
LUM (Lunds Universitet Meddelar)
Nyhetsbrev Indien (från Empatum)
Outlook, New Delhi, India
Samband, Magazine of the Indian Association Stockholm
SAMBAND, Tidskrift om forskningssamarbete med u-länderna
Seminar, New Delhi, India
South Asia. Journal of South Asian Studies, Monash University/Carfax Publishing
South Asian Popular Culture, Routledge
Stockholm Water Front
Südasien, Zeitschrift des Südasienbüro, Bonn, Germany
Utblick, published by IOGT-NTO-rörelsen
Uttårapath, Bengali magazine published from Göteborg
Världshorisont, Svenska FN-förbundet
Zavia, Urdu magazine published from Lund
Besides magazines SASNET keeps a small library at its root node
office. SASNET has a unique collection of books about South Asia in its root node office at Scheelevägen 15 D in Lund, Sweden. The library consists of more than 120 doctoral dissertations from the middle of the 1990s (and in some cases even older) up to 2009 published in Sweden and the other Nordic countries; besides a large number of other titles.
The unpretentious SASNET library encompasses a wide range of subjects, reflecting the variety of South Asia related research topics undertaken in the Nordic countries. It also contains a limited selection of useful reference literature on South Asia, in most cases donated to us or bought during contact journeys in the region. It includes the six-volumes The Encyclopedia of Modern South Asia (Charles Scribner’s Sons/Thomson & Gale/Berkshire Publishing 2002).
We also keep a collection of mostly Sri Lanka related books donated to SASNET by the Swedish journalist Thomas Bibin. It includes books, pamphlets and articles (mostly from Sri Lankan authors) from the 1960s onwards.
Finally the library contains all the leading international peer-reviewed South Asia related journals within humanities and social sciences.
Books and journals can be borrowed from Lars Eklund, who manages the collection. SASNET also gladly accepts any new publications from recent PhDs, researchers and academics in the Nordic countries.
– Go for the catalogue of South Asia related theses in SASNET’s collection.
– Other books in the SASNET collection (pdf-file).
– The Thomas Bibin collection (pdf-file)
– Peer-reviewed journals (pdf-file)
• SASNET has taken care of and catalogued a large books donation from the private library collection of the
renowned Swedish historian Karl Reinhold Haellquist, who passed
away in 2000 after working for many years at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
(NIAS) in Copenhagen. A large part of the collection, more than 6000 South Asia related
books, journals, videotapes and pamphlets on various aspects
of South Asian studies, was later donated to SASNET/Lund University by his wife, Inger Sondén-Haellquist. The material was selected by Lund University researchers Neelambar Hatti and Jan Magnusson.
The collection includes Haellquist’s unique collection of books on Mahatma Gandhi. These Gandhi books, and other works from the collection, are now on display in Lund University’s Asia Library (adjacent to the SASNET root node office in Lund, open Monday-Friday 9–17, at Scheelevägen 15 C, first floor). The remaining part of Karl Reinhold Haellquist Memorial Collection is kept at SASNET’s office. More information on the Karl Reinhold Haellquist book donation.
In 2007, the Crafoord Foundation also decided to give a grant to SASNET in order to digitalize other parts of Karl Reinhold Haellquist’s private archive. With supplementary funding from SASNET this work was carried out during the Fall 2008 by a hired librarian, Erik Svanström. With regard to K R Haellquist’s specialised interest in Mahatma Gandhi, it was decided to concentrate the efforts to the vast material on Gandhi in Haellquist’s material. In the new web site we meet Gandhi through Haellquist’s lecture notes. SASNET’s ambition is that it will continue to spread light on Gandhi and his ideas. GandhiServe Foundation has kindly given their permission to make digital use of the images in Haellquist's lecture notes. Go for the KRHMC web site on Gandhi.
The Mahatma Gandhi Book Collection (part of the Karl Reinhold Haellquist Memorial Collection) was formally inaugurated by the Indian Ambassador to Sweden, Mr. Balkrishna Shetty, on Thursday 10 September 2009. On behalf of the Indian government, the Ambassador also took the opportunity to donate to Lund University and SASNET another 120 volumes of Mahatma Gandhi literature, either works written by Gandhi himself or books focusing on him.
The function, including a puja ceremony by Ms. Bubu Munshi-Eklund, took place at Lund University’s Asia Library at Scheelevägen 15. A large number of Lund University professors and researchers, and also Indian students and guest researchers who have come to Lund University through the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window India lot 15, participated. Lund University was officially represented by the Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sven Strömqvist. The daily newspaper Sydsvenskan carried a report from the inauguration, and also Lund University magazine LUM in its issue No. 8/2009. See the newspaper reports. (as a pdf-file).
Through its involvement with the Masters Programme in Asian Studies (including a South Asia track), SASNET has also been actively working to open up the Lund University’s Asia
Library (Asienbiblioteket at the
ground floor in the same building as the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, ACE, and SASNET, entrance Scheelevägen
15 C) to include South Asia related literature besides its existing collections of literature on East and South-East Asia. Since some years, the course literature for the Masters programme is available in the Asia Library, and in January 2007, the SASNET board decided to set aside SEK 25 000 to buy and catalogue books on modern South Asian studies for the Asia Library. A number of books from SASNET’s root node office collection (more information) were also donated to the Asia Library.
From October 2007, a list of SASNET’s first contribution of more than 100 volumes to the Asia Library is available through the Asia Library web page. Go for the list of South Asia books in Lund University’s Asia Library (as a pdf-file).
SASNET - Swedish South Asian Studies Network/Lund
Address: Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46 46 222 73 40
Webmaster: Lars Eklund
Last updated 2009-10-26