SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
5 October 2010
• SASNET’s national board dissolved
• SASNET/UPF seminar on the Sri Lanka post-war situation
• Formas – Sida/SAREC grants to South Asia related research projects
Ten European-Asian university consortia were now selected for the Asia Regional lots, No 11 and 12. They differ from the previous EMECW programmes in being strictly one-way mobility programmes, from Asia to Europe, not vice-versa.
Five consortia were also selected for the South-East Asia oriented Lot No 12 (that still may include South Asian partner universities). The following project coordinated by a European university has South Asian partners:
• 2010 Linnaeus Palme Exchange programme grants to South Asia collaboration projects
• Copenhagen PhD workshop on Globalisation and the Role of Labour in Asia
• Stockholm seminar on Regional Power and Maritime Security in Asia
• Ashok Sajjanhar installed as India’s new Ambassador
Arriving in mid-August 2010, H.E. Mr. Ashok Sajjanhar has taken over as new Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia, based at Stockholm. Mr. Sajjanhar presented his Credentials to His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, on Thursday 30 September 2010.
• Indian cultural festival for three months in Stockholm
Kulturhuset at Sergels Torg
launches an exhibition of 15 contemporary artists with their roots in India and Pakistan. The exhibition, entitled ”Samtidigt”, will be shown during the entire period, and features works by Anita Khemka, Archana Hande, Bharat Sikka, Gigi Scaria, Hema Upadhyay, Nalini Malani, Pushpamala, Reena Saini Kallat, Rashmi Kaleka, Sheba Chhachhi, Shilpa Gupta, Thugral & Tagra, Vivan Sundaram, and Chitra Ganesh. They represent different strains within modern Indian art.
Södra Teatern offers a varied Indian cultural programme from 5 October 2010 and onwards. Besides evenings full of Bhangra and Bollywood music, the theatre will also be the venue for a number of literary and cultural events. See the full programme.
Swedish departments where research on
South Asia is going on:
SASNET/Swedish South Asian Studies Network
SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia based at Lund University. Its aim is to promote a dynamic networking process in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
Postal address: SASNET Swedish South Asian Studies Network,
Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden