Conference announcement: Paths to the future for India and Pakistan


The Forum for South Asia Studies at Uppsala University invites you to participate in the 2015 FSAS conference, May 4, 2015 in Uppsala with a special focus on "Paths to the future for India and Pakistan." Keynote presentations by Christophe Jaffrelot (SciencesPo), Mahvish Shami (London School of Economics) and Ian Talbot (University of Southampton). In addition we are organising workshops for South Asia scholars in Sweden. The keynote presentations are open to the general public.

The 2015 FSAS conference provides an opportunity for senior researchers and Ph.D students to share their current and planned research on South Asia. This year the conference will also pay extra attention to current developments and future options in India and Pakistan. In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, now almost one year in power, is pushing for economic modernization. His support base however, contains conservative forces that may push the country in other directions. His counterpart in Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has during his two years in power tried to consolidate a fragile democracy. This time of change in South Asia’s two most important countries is the theme of the conference. Against this backdrop, this year’s three keynote speakers will focus on the political, social, and economic development in Indian and Pakistan. 

FSAS invites South Asia researchers active in Swedish universities, in the fields of social sciences and humanities, to make paper presentations, including those that go beyond the scope of India and Pakistan, in workshops that will be arranged as a part of the conference.

Details about the conference, papers submission and how you apply to participate in the workshops, are available on our conference page

Conference Announcement