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Time and place: June 5, 2018 11:30 AM - June 6, 2018 3:00 PM, Blindern

The South Asia across the Nordic Region (SANR) annual meeting 2018 will be held in Oslo on 5 and 6 June

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Time and place: Nov. 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, PA Munchs Hus, Seminarrom 4, Blindern

In this seminar Prof. Amit Garg from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, analyses the broader challenges of sustainable development in India.

Time and place: Sep. 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, Arne Næss Bibliotek, SUM (2 etg). Sognsveien 68

In this seminar Kathinka Fürst analyses the role of civil society in China's war against pollution.

Time and place: June 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, Oslo

In this talk, Srila Roy (University of the Witwatersrand) will draw on her long-term research into a queer feminist organisation in eastern India to show some of the manifestations and implications of queer governmentality in the disciplinary production and regulation of the conduct and lives of lesbian subjects.

Time and place: June 7, 2017 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68, Oslo, seminar room on the top floor

Welcome to our open summer meeting! This year, award winning author Ivo de Figueiredo introduces us to his recent book "En fremmed ved mitt bord", a book that took him on a journey back to his ancestral village Saligao, in erstwhile Portuguese India. Lisa Björkman (Univ. of Louisville) will give a talk on "Pipe Politics, Contested Waters" based on her monograph on Mumbai. We also announce the winner of this year's "Best MA-thesis on an Asian topic". And, we serve drinks and refreshments.

Time and place: May 3, 2017 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM) Sognsveien 68, seminar room 4th floor, Oslo

In this seminar, Karin Kapadia analyses the relatively new phenomenon of Dalit Pentecostalism in Chennai’s slums as a crucial counter-hegemonic challenge to the ideological and moral legitimacy of the Modi regime.

Time and place: Mar. 14, 2017 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), 2nd floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Welcome to The Network for Asian Studies' (Asianettverket) annual lecture! This year, Andrew G. Walder from Stanford University offers new insights into the Cultural Revolution in China.

Time and place: Feb. 15, 2017 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM, PA Munchs Hus, seminar room 14, Blindern, Oslo

Siddharth Sareen (Erfurt University) will give a talk on electricity distribution companies (discoms) and potential energy transition in Rajasthan and Gujarat, India.

Time and place: Jan. 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Blindern, University of Oslo and Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Oslo

The Network for Asian Studies/Asianettverket welcomes you to our annual MA course which we this time conduct in conjunction with the NORASIA VII conference. All MA students writing about Asia can apply.

Time and place: Jan. 12, 2017 - Jan. 13, 2017, University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo

The conference will explore maritime Asia from multiple perspectives, and will also function as a meeting and networking point for scholars in the Nordic region working on Asia more broadly.

Time and place: Dec. 12, 2016 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, seminar room 4th floor, Oslo

Join us for an afternoon December seminar with Dr. Vegard Iversen, on social mobility in India. We will serve gingerbread cookies and mulled wine (gløgg).

Time and place: Nov. 4, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, NIBR (Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research), Holbergs gate 1, 3rd floor, Oslo

India is home to more than 100 million Adivasis, or “tribals”. Although traditionally seen as marginalized or relatively isolated from the mainstream political life of the Indian nation, Adivasi groups have in recent decades become increasingly entangled in a more complex and often contradictory relationship with the governing structures of the state. In this seminar, three leading international experts on India’s Adivasis explore the crucial dimensions of this relationship.

Time and place: Nov. 3, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM) Sognsveien 68, seminar room 4th floor, Oslo

In this seminar, the authors and editors of five recently published books on India draw on their work from the perspective of caste, democracy, social movements, industrialisation and nationalism, to answer the questions: what have Modi and his government achieved so far, and where they are heading?

Time and place: Oct. 13, 2016 3:15 PM - 5:30 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, Arne Næss auditorium, Blindern (the University of Oslo)

How does industrial food create new identities and challenge religious, caste and gender rules that govern food and eating?

Time and place: Oct. 11, 2016 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, Oslo

With Professor Badeng Nima, Faculty of Education, Sichuan Normal University, China.

Time and place: Oct. 10, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), seminar room 4th floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Seminar with Niraja Gopal Jayal (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India).

Time and place: Oct. 4, 2016 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), seminar room 4th floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Elena Kim and Karina Standal explore the links between gender equality and international development in different parts of Asia.

Time and place: Sep. 20, 2016 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Arne Næss rom (2nd floor), Sognsveien 68, Oslo

In this seminar, Jyrki Kallio defines the characteristics of the "political religion" affecting the East Asian societies, based on the belief of Heaven as the ruler of man's fate. The legitimacy of ancient kings took the form of a Heavenly Mandate which would only be bestowed upon a king who could maintain unity. For centuries, Grand Unity was the "unifying principle between the past and present". This presentation discusses the extent to which this still holds true for East Asia.

Time and place: Sep. 19, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, seminar room 4th floor, Oslo.

Welcome to a seminar on caste relations among South Asian muslims, with Dr. Aftab Alam.

Time and place: Sep. 15, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), seminar room on the 4th floor, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

The Network for Asian Studies (Asianettverket) welcomes you to a book launch of "Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of change" by Dr. Arve Hansen (UiO) and Dr. Kenneth Bo Nielsen (Asianettverket/ UiB). The book will be introduced by Dr. Anna L. Ahlers (UiO).

Time and place: Sep. 6, 2016 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), seminar room 4, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

In this seminar Karin Kapadia (Oxford University) will give a lecture about Dalit women.

Time and place: June 13, 2016 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68, Oslo, seminar room on the top floor

The Network for Asian Studies (Asianettverket) has the pleasure of inviting you to our open summer meeting. We present the award for best MA-thesis on an Asian topic for 2015/2016; researchers from the high-profile 'Airborne' research project at IKOS/UiO share interesting findings from their ongoing work; we present our activities for the autumn; and, there is cava and other refreshments. The programme continues at Literaturhuset where the renown psychologist Sudhir Kakar speaks on the Kama Sutra at 6 pm. Welcome one and all!

Time and place: May 26, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM, Center for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68, 2nd floor, Arne Næss room

After the national assembly elections in Cambodia in 2013, the human rights situation in the country deteriorated rapidly. Now, as the next general elections slowly inch closer, the human rights situation is once again in focus, with UN human rights experts recently urging the Cambodian government to protect civil society and respect fundamental freedoms in the country. In this seminar, Naly Pilorge, the director of the Cambodian human rights organisation LICADHO, will give a presentation on the current political and human rights situation in Cambodia.

Time and place: May 25, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Center for Development and the Environment, Sognsveien 68, seminar room 4th floor, Oslo

Rising divorce rates in urban India have become central to the emergent discourse on marriage, social change and neo-liberalism. In this seminar, Shalini Grover historically traces and compares Hindu divorce and the character of marital strife from the 1970's to the present century.

Time and place: Apr. 19, 2016 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sognsveien 68, Oslo (seminar room, 4th floor)

Richard Pearshouse, Senior Researcher at Human Rights Watch Health and Human Rights Division will present research detailing case studies of toxic water in Kilty Creek, Thailand and Hazaribagh, Bangladesh – some of the most polluted villages on the planet.