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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.

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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. 

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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."

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Resources for Researchers and Students at Uppsala University and the Nordic countries

Photo by Magnus Hjalmarsson. (c) Uppsala universitetsbibliotek, All rights reserved.

Resources for Researchers

The Forum for South Asia Research aims to support and facilitate research on South Asia within the Humanities and Social Sciences at Uppsala University. To that end the Forum actively supports researchers at all levels to facilitate and advance their research through providing different resources. Consult our support strategy for further information.

Resources for Students

The involvement and participation of students is encouraged in all FSAS activities. Further Uppsala University has several other possibilities to support students that are interested in the region. Consult the International Office at Uppsala University for more information. 

Other resources

Beside multiple resources provided by the Forum, Uppsala University offers a wide range of tools for researchers and students for example through the University Library (photo). Additionally, the Forum is cooperating with several partners in the Nordic countries which extend additional resources of knowledge and networking for scholars and students at Uppsala University. Among those are:

SASNET Swedish South Asian Studies Network

National Swedish network to promote South Asia related research and education at Swedish/Nordic universities, and increased collaboration between Swedish/Nordic researchers and counterparts in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan and Maldives.

Nordic Centre in India

The Nordic Centre in India, NCI, is a consortium of leading universities and research institutions in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It was established in 2001 with the objective to facilitate cooperation in research and higher education between the Nordic countries and India. Through academic exchange NCI seeks to strengthen Indo-Nordic ties and understanding. Uppsala University is a member of NCI.

Nordic Institute of Asia Studies

NIAS - the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies - is an academically independent Nordic research and resource center, focusing on modern Asia from a predominantly social sciences perspective. NIAS is an integrated part of the University of Copenhagen with the status of a centre under the Department of Political Science.

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