High-profile SASNET 2013 South Asia Symposium at Lund University

The one-day 2013 SASNET South Asia Symposium at Lund University was successfully held on Wednesday 24th april 2013, 09.00–19.00. The theme for the Symposium was ”The Wonder that is South Asia”, featuring eminent international scholars that held lectures on topics related to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Venue: Palaestra, Universitetsplatsen, Lund.

Invited speakers Michael Hutt, Jonathan Spencer, Dina Siddiqi, Ayesha Siddiqa and Surinder Jodhka in front of Lund University main building.

The invited speakers were Professor Dina Siddiqi, BRAC University, Dhaka; Professor Surinder Jodhka, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India & ICCR Guest Professor 2012/13 at Lund University; Professor Michael Hutt, Chair, SOAS, University of London; Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa, Civilian Military Analyst and Political Commentator, Islamabad & previously Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, USA; and Professor Jonathan Spencer, University of Edinburgh.
The new South Asian Student Association at Lund University (SASA) was also formally launched at the Symposium, with a speech by student representative Mr. Shakil.
In a concluding panel discussion the Ambassadors and Embassy representatives of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (four of them on photo) participated in a dialogue with the speakers on the theme for the day – ”The Wonder that is South Asia”.
The Symposium was followed by a cultural programme at the same venue featuring the Bamboo Flute player Shantala Subramanyam and her accompanying musicians.
More information with photos and detailed programme.
The entire symposium was recorded by Mr. Talat Bhat, and is now available on SASNET’s YouTube Channel. Go for the recordings.

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