History and background
The Nordic Forum for South Asia (NoFSA) was established in the mid-1990s at the University of Oslo, originally under the name of the Norwegian Forum for South Asia. The forum was founded by a group of scholars and other South Asia interested persons.
In 2002 the forum changed its name to the Nordic Forum for South Asia. NoFSA has members from the Nordic countries, as well as from other parts of the world.
The main activity of NoFSA through the years has been to maintain the NoFSA-NET mailinglist, where members post items of interest and take part in on-line discussions. A lively Facebook site which is open to all was established in 2010.
NoFSA is a non-partisan forum with the main aim of encouraging a sense of community and information sharing among people in the Nordic region with an interest in South Asia.
NoFSA is the first network of its kind in the Nordic region.
From its start in the mid-1990's and until 2010, NoFSA was hosted at The Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM). The organisation is currently hosted at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo.