SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
7 April 2011
• Anna Lindberg reports from LU delegation visits to Indian universities
The academic speakers include Professor Sushil Khanna (photo to the left),
Indian Institute of Management Kolkata (but currently ICCR guest Professor at the Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School) – read his CV. He will speak about ”Regional and Social Diversity: The New Bourgeoisie in India”.
In the afternoon session devoted to business, Mr. Ulf Pehrsson,
Vice President, Government and Industry Relations at Ericsson, will give a presentation on ”Doing business in India”. Finally, SASNET’s director, Dr. Anna Lindberg will round off the seminar by heading a short summary session on ”Managing Diversity: The Indian Experience”.
After the seminar, on Thursday 14 April, from 17.30, a reception with cultural and social programme will be held at the Old Bishop’s House (Gamla Biskopshuset), Biskopsgatan 1, Lund. It is being hosted by the Embassy of India in Sweden.
Anette Pooja (photo to the right) from Gothenburg will perform a classical Odissi dance performance, and Ms. Sri Kripa will sing.
• Success for SASNET’s
SASNET successfully organised a Rabindranath Tagore 150th birth anniversary celebration week in Lund 20–24 March 2011. In collaboration with other local institutions and organisations, the week included popular lectures by by Dr. Olavi Hemmilä and P-O Henricson, Swedish experts on Rabindranath’s life and literature, as well as exhibitions, film shows, concerts and poetry reading.
The seminar programme, prepared by SASNET’s deputy director Lars Eklund, also included lectures by Dr. Claes-Göran Holmberg, Comparative Literature, Centre for Languages and Literature, who talked about ”Tagore in Sweden and the Nobel Prize of 1913”, and Mag. Art Annemette Karpen from Copenhagen who talked about ”Tagore’s Drama Production, and Satyajit Ray’s films based on Tagore works”. Free-lance journalist Gabrielle Gunneberg talked about Tagore’s Nobel prize medal that were stolen from Santiniketan in 2004. Prof. Lipi Ghosh from Calcutta University, and currently ICCR guest professor at Lund University, recited poems by Rabindranath Tagore, and Bubu Munshi Eklund sang some of his songs. Ms. Madhumita Bhagat, First Secretary, Embassy of India, was the chief guest-of -honour.
• Partner Driven Cooperation grants for nine Indo-Swedish collaboration projects
• Heinz Werner Wessler keynote speaker at Mumbai conference
On 7–8 March 2011, Dr. Heinz Werner Wessler, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University was the keynote speaker at a conference on ”The international Form of Hindi Literature” (Hindi sahitya ka antarrastriy svarup) at the University of Mumbai, India. More than 700 academics, mostly readers, lecturers and professors for Hindi from universities and colleges all over India participated in the event that was organised by the Department of Hindi, University of Mumbai. More information.
• Nordic Centre in India semester programme at University of
From the Fall semester 2011, Kulturstudier starts another 30 ECTS credits programme in Anthropology and Religious Studies on Bachelor’s level at Puducherry, again in collaboration with with Oslo University College. The new course focuses on Religion, Power, Politics and South Asia. The programme starts on Monday 29 August 2011.
• Shireen Huq keynote speaker at BASAS conference in Southampton
• Leipzig workshop on Anthropological Archival Knowledge
• Martin Fuchs lectures in Oslo on Sociology of Indian Religion
• Klaus Voll lectures on EU-India relations in Aarhus
Swedish government appoints High Representative for Environment Technology Cooperation in India
Sweden is now further strengthening its capacity to promote collaboration between Sweden and India in the field of environmental technology. The Swedish Government has appointed a High Representative for strengthening Environmental Technology Cooperation between Sweden and India, Mr Mats Denninger (photo). As the High Representative, Mr Mats Denninger and his team will work closely with Swedish companies in Sweden and in India to facilitate and encourage enhanced contacts between businesses and between business and the public sector. Indian Biogas development and possible joint Indo-Swedish ventures will be of key interest for Mr Denninger and his team.
In these efforts, the Enviroment Technology Attaché Mr Mikael Kullman, based at the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi, will play an integral part.
News item from the April-June 2011 issue of Sweden Express, the quarterly newsletter of the Embassy of Sweden in India.
South Asia related culture in
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 and is based at Lund University. Its aim is to promote a dynamic networking process in which Swedish researchers cooperate with their counterparts in South Asia and around the globe.
Postal address: SASNET Swedish South Asian Studies Network,
Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden