Research and educational activities connected to South
his doctoral dissertation titled ”Passage
to India. An Anthropological Study of Discipleship and Transcendence
in the Bhagawan Movement”
at the Dept. of Sociology, Lund University, in 1991.
At the University of Gävle he is now working
with research on family,
gender and career
in India, with a project titled ”Compartmentalization
and Elite Womens Career”. It is
a study on gender differentiated career among upper middle class families
in South India.
A collaboration project has been established between the
department and the School
of Social Work at
Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India. The contact
person on the Indian side are Professor Lina
Kashyap (chairperson of TISS’ Centre for Disability Studies & Action)
and Associate Professor Neela Dabir from
TISS’ Centre for Equity for Women, Children and Families.
project has got financial support from the Swedish International
Programme Office for Education and Training (Internationella programkontoret)
in the form of Linnaeus-Palme International Exchange Programme grants.
The grant was first given in March 2007, for exchange activities involving
sending teachers and students both ways from 2007-08. In December 2007, Anders
Hydén and the Director of Studies Tomas Boman, visited TISS
in Mumbai; Mr. Hydén visited again in July 2008, and a further trip from a colleague in the department will take place in November; in May 2008 Lina Kashyap and Neela Dabir visited Gävle to finalise the forms for the exchange programme, which will start in 2009. More information about the Linnaeus
Palme grants 2009.