Recent news in short

Governance, Democracy and Development in India
24 May 2016, 15.15-16.30, Hall 2, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University (Gamla Torget 3, 1st Floor)

Lecture by Professor Amit Prakash, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and ICCR Chair Professor at Uppsala University

Amit Prakash is a Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. During his time at Uppsala as ICCR Chair, Professor Prakash is affiliated to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.

---------------------------------------------

Saxena to speak on Indo-Aryan in typological and areal perspective

Anju Saxena, Professor at Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University will deliver a key note speech with the title “Indo-Aryan in typological and area perspective” at the 32nd South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable Conference (SALA-32) which will take place at the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, 27-29 April 2016. 

---------------------------------------------

The English East India Company at the Height of Mughal Expansion

New book by Professor Margaret Hunt on "The English East India Company at the Height of Mughal Expansion - A Soldier's Diary of the 1689 Siege of Bombay, with Related Documents."

---------------------------------------------

New ICCR Professor Amit Prakash arrives at Uppsala University

Professor Amit Prakash has just arrived at Uppsala University, taking up his position as ICCR visiting Professor. Prakash is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. During his time in Uppsala Professor Prakash is affiliated to the Department of Peace and Conflict Research and hosted by Professor Ashok Swain.

---------------------------------------------

Sten Widmalm reflecting on his recent visit to India and Pakistan

Sten Widmalm, Professor at Department of Government, Uppsala University, just returned from a trip to Pakistan and India. In this pice for Svenska Dagbladet - SvD, Widmalm offers some reflections on the two countries democratic development and growing tensions between different groups. 

SvD artcile

---------------------------------------------

Can ecological intervention enhance diplomatic success? Developing an empirical comparison of peace processes.

FSAS seminar with Professor Saleem H. Ali, Chair in Sustainable Resource Development, The University of Queensland, Australia was held Thursday, 12 November 2015, 10.15-12:00, Sal 2, Gamla torget 3, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.

---------------------------------------------

Swami Vivekananda and His Contested Legacy 
FSAS guest lecture by Joseph Prabhu, California State University, Los Angeles was held Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 16:15-17:45, Room 9-2029, Engelska Parken, Uppsala University.

Vivekananda is at once an important and contested figure both in India and the West. On the one hand, he is the proponent of "practical Vedanta" which introduced Hinduism to the Modern West and gave a practical and modern form to an ancient religion. On the other, he is seen by Hindu nationalists as a champion of a militant and sometimes chauvinistic Hinduism often intolerant of Islam. MY lecture will deal with this tension and its implications.

---------------------------------------------

New publication from our researchers

Jakob Svensson has published the anthology Promoting Social Changes and Democracy through Information Technology together with Vikas Kumar at Asia Pacific Institute i New Delhi, India. The contributions discusses the uses of ICTs and their potential role(s) in democratic change in a range of different countries, from Egypt to Russia, Spain and the Philippines. Jakob Svensson, who himself contributes with a chapter on mobile phones in so-called developing countries together with Caroline Wamala Larsson (Karlstad University), is associate professor in Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University.

---------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------

Faculty of Languages

Name Anju Saxena
Email anju.saxena@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position Professor
Faculty Languages
Short bio For details, see Anju Saxena's homepage.
 
Key words Languages of South Asia, language contact, language documentation
Country focus Bangladesh, Bhutan , India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Name Justyna Kurowska
Email justyna.kurowska@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position Adjunct
Faculty Languages
Short bio Cultures and literatures of India, Hindi fiction, violence and death as a theme in literature, obscene and marginal topics in literature and film
Key words literature, language
Country focus India
Name Heinz Werner Wessler
Email heinzwerner.wessler@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position Professor
Faculty Languages
Short bio Languages and literatures, history of religions, modern politics, cultural history in general, identity politics
Key words literature, language, religions, politics
Country focus India, Pakistan
Name Joakim Enwall
Email joakim.enwall@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position Professor of Chinese
Faculty Languages
Short bio Contacts between China and India. Contacts between Tibet and India. Silk Road Studies (Serindia).
Key words Silk Road studies, language contact
Country focus India
Name Michael Dunn
Email michael.dunn@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position Professor
Faculty Languages
Short bio I am interested in the geographic and phylogenetic patterns of variation in the Indo-European language family, including its South Asian subgroup, the Indo-Aryan family. In the Evolution of Semantic Systems project (http://www.mpi.nl/eoss), we have carried out an empirical investigation of lexical semantic classification by speakers of 12 Indo-Aryan languages (alongside another 53 IE languages from other subgroups), and have collected rich data on colour terminologies, body part naming, spatial relations and lexical categorisation of certain kinds of objects. Other projects of mine involving Indo-Aryan linguistic data include studies of grammatical change, phonological complexity, as well as the evolution of pronominal paradigms and the linguistic encoding of politeness.
Key words linguistic variation
Country focus South Asia (regional)
Name Pawel Odyniec
Email Pawel.Odyniec@lingfil.uu.se
Department Department of Linguistics and Philology
Position PhD
Faculty Languages
Short bio
Key words Indian Philosophy, Hinduism, Advaita Vedānta, Anubhava
Country focus India

Welcome to the 

Forum for South Asia Studies 

The aim of the Forum is to support and facilitate research on South Asia within the Humanities and Social Sciences at Uppsala University.

You can also find the Forum on Facebook and Twitter.