Research topic: South Asia
South Asia (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) accommodates a sixth of the world’s population, and is characterized by political dynamics that are academically exciting and decisive for both the region and world society.
South Asia is also a rich tapestry, with roots in the Vedic period from 1500 BC and the great epics, formed through centuries of great empires, religious changes, and contact with the world around.
South Asia today consists of a society in alternation between heritage and the present, where the IT industry, microcredit and tourism are as representative expressions as poverty, religious nationalism, and caste conflict
A common characteristic of South Asia is the great variation in cultural expression – religious, architectonic and literary.