South Asia across the Nordic Region – University of Copenhagen

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South Asia across the Nordic Region

1st Annual Meeting | University of Copenhagen | 27th June 2017

We are pleased to announce the inaugural meeting for South Asia scholars and practitioners across the Nordic region. The collective will offer a platform to present ongoing research, and generate fresh ideas and information that will enhance our knowledge of the South Asian region. We expect this interaction as a possible way to increase scholarly collaboration across the region in fruitful ways.

For any further queries contact Dr. Ravinder Kaur

South Asia across the Nordic Region (SANR) is sponsored by Centre of Global South Asian Studies and Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen 


Read the abstracts here.

Infrastructures: Policy, Actors, Development
Chair: Patrik Oskarsson
Room: 7.0.22


Mikael Aktor, University of Southern Denmark
Religion and Water Politics: Religious-Economic Consequences of the Narmada Valley Development Project in the Omkareshwar Area
Mikkel Fugl Eskjær, Aalborg University, Campus Copenhagen
Bangladesh and the Lab Metaphor: The Changing Views of Bangladesh as Laboratory for Development and Climate Change 
Siddharth Sareen, University of Bergen
Mobilising Nordic collaboration on solution-oriented energy sector transformations in and beyond South Asia
Patrik Oskarsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 
Policy circulation in a multipolar world: Global best practices and the governance of Indian mining in Mozambique
10:30-11:00 Lisa Björkman, Department of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville
Pipe Politics, Contested Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millennial Mumbai
11:00-11:15 Break

Auditorium 35.01.06 (building 35)

Keynote lecture by Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy

Professor of History, Duke University 

A Mahatma on the March: Towards an Aesthetics of the Ambulatory


Room 35.0.13
Lunch and Business Meeting 
Chairs: Peter B. Andersen, University of Copenhagen and Kenneth Bo Nielsen, University of Bergen

PhD session
Chair: Dan V. Hirslund, University of Copenhagen
Discussants: Stine Simonsen Puri, University of Copenhagen and Kenneth Bo Nielsen, University of Bergen

10 minutes for each presentation followed by 10 minutes comments/Q&A. 
20 minutes discussion at the end of the session
Room: 7.0.22


Tiyasha Sengupta, PhD fellow, Dept. of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark
The Beasts: Identity and Public Opinion through Zoomorphic Images in Political Cartoons 
Jelena Salmi, PhD fellow, Dept. of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä

"All the Others Are Third-Class Citizens" : Claiming Belonging, Countering Betrayal in World-Class Ahmedabad 

Martin Lundqvist, PhD fellow, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg
Challenges to ‘the local turn’ in peacebuilding: tentative findings from Nepal and Cambodia
Mahvish Ahmad, PhD fellow, Sociology, University of Cambridge
Obfuscation as a Technique of Rule: State Violence in Pakistan
Fariba Alamgir, PhD fellow, University of Copenhagen and University of East Anglia
Religious Identities and Land Conflicts in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh
Concluding discussion

Panel debate: Democracy at 70
Moderator: Kenneth Bo Nielsen, University of Bergen
Room: 7.0.22


Peter Johansen, Aarhus University

Jelena Salmi, University of Jyväskylä

Guro W. Samuelsen, University of Oslo

Patrik Oskarsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen

Book Launch
Chair: Atreyee Sen, University of Copenhagen

Comments: Emilija Zabiliute, University of Copenhagen
16:30-17:15 Niels Brimnes, Aarhus University: Languished Hopes - Tuberculosis, the State and International Assistance in Twentieth-century India
17:15-18:30 Reception