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18th ECMSAS Conference (2004)

The 18th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies was held in Lund, Sweden on 6–9 July 2004.

The 18th European Conference for Modern South Asian Studies has been successfully accomplished. With 360 participants from all over the World actually turning up and with 44 panels it was the largest ECMSAS conference so far, and certainly the largest gathering ever on Swedish soil of South Asia oriented researchers, covering all fields from the humanities and social sciences to technology, natural sciences and medicine.

  • Information on the conference panels, including abstracts, full papers, and conveners panel reports
  • Key note address: Prof. Dipankar Gupta: “Democratic Potentials in Cultural Politics: Caste Based Reservations and the Issues of Citizenship” + discussion (as a pdf-file)
  • Joint session on ”Poverty and Human Development in South Asia” on Thursday 8 July 2004 + discussion

The conference assigned Dr. William Radice from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK, to write an extensive Conference Diary.

  • Monday 5 July – The Day Before
  • Tuesday 6 July – True Communication Established in Lund
  • Wednesday 7 July – 12 Panels, Unique Ideas
  • Thursday 8 July – Joint Session On Poverty and Human Development Held in Lund
  • Friday 9 July – The Final Day

Other reading 

  • Article on the conference in Sydsvenska Dagbladet 5 July 2004
  • Article on the conference in Skånska Dagbladet 7 July 2004
  • Article on the conference in Hindustanaik.com, Varanasi, India, 17 August 2004