SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
14 December 2010
• Lipi Ghosh installed as ICCR Professor at Lund University
On Monday 15 November 2010, SASNET organised Professor Lipi Ghosh’s inaugural lecture as the first Visiting ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) Chair Professor at Lund University. Lipi Ghosh, who is a historian from Calcutta University in Kolkata, will stay in Sweden for the rest of the academic year 2010/11, and is hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences. Her workplace is located at the university’s Centre for Gender Studies.
• Collaboration project on campus development between Lund University and DM Corporation
For some time, Lund University Commissioned Education and the Department of Biology, Lund University have been in dialogue with DM Foundation/DM Corporation, a private business corporation based in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India. The discussions refer to plans for establishing a new university campus in India and staff it with teachers from Lund University, and where students will be recruited from around the world. SASNET has been involved as a consultant to Lund University.
SASNET was partly involved when two Indian researchers cum film makers from the Centre for Media
and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social
Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, Professor K.P. Jayasankar and Professor Anjali
Monteiro, visited Lund University from 7–10 December 2010. They were invited to to participate in the second Focus Asia Documentary Film Festival, organised by Dr. Marina Svensson at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies (ACE).
• Recordings from SASNET Seminar on
A SASNET/UPF seminar on ”Sri Lanka after the War was held in Lund on Wednesday 24 November 2010. The first speaker was Dr. Camilla Orjuela, Peace and Development Studies, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, who talked about ”Sri Lanka after the War: Sustainable Peace or new Conflicts?”, focusing on the fact that the 26 year long and brutal war came to an end in May 2009 as the Sri Lankan government
defeated the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, an end to the war does not mean that the underlying conflicts that led to and sustained it have been dealt with. Camilla presented the challenges for post-war Sri Lanka: what are the underlying conflicts that caused and were caused by the war and that have to be dealt with to reach sustainable peace?
• Regional higher education networks set up for Central and South Asia
• Edinburgh MSc programme in South Asia and International Development
• Tenth Comparative Literature Association of India Conference in Gandhinagar
• Stockholm seminar with Lavanam on Humanism in India
• SIBC seminar in Lund on Alfa Laval’s India business
• Photo exhibition on Daily Life in Bangladesh
On Wednesday 29 December 2010, at 18.00 and 20.00, Usha Balasanduram (photo) and her dance school from Huddinge will present a performance at Kulturhuset (Sergels Torg), entitled ”Sarira (Body) – Indian Dance”. The shows range from Bharata Natyam to Bollywood. The Sitar player Harvinder Singh and a Tabla player will accompany the dance performance. More information.
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