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1 Field trip to India November-December 2014 Pondicherry, the Indian union territory of Puducherry

2 Teachers and organisers Trip participants & organizers Åke Sander, Elin Thorsén, Ing-marie Johansson, ing- Christer Ekholm, Co-organisers Clemens Cavallin, Sudha Sitharam, Course teachers Daniel Andersson (RKT139) Åke Sander (LIR203)

3 Go:India Connecting Gothenburg and India 2011-2013 go:India was a project at the University of Gothenburg promoting exchange and cooperation with Indian universities. go:India was a broad interfaculty project intending to create the basis for academic cooperation (development of student and faculty exchange, joint courses and joint research projects) between GU and partner universities in India.

4 Pondicherry 1674-1962 French colony 675 000 Inhabitants Since 2006, Puducherry Pondicherry University founded 1985

5 Two courses RKT 139: Theory sub-course (5 hp), field knowledge literature, area literature (2,5 hp), field work and one report (7,5 hp). LIR 203: Theory sub-course (5 hp), field knowledge literature, area literature (2,5 hp), one larger project, one field report

6 The trip (preliminary planning) 1 Flight Gothenburg – Delhi: October 31 st FinnAir or Turkish Airlines. November 1– 3 Sight seeing in Delhi Flight Delhi – Chennai: November 4 th Several local air lines to choose from. Arrival in Chennai latest mid after noon. Bus to Pondicherry University The trip home: December 6, bus Pondicherry – Chennai December 6, Chennai – Delhi December 7 (10), Delhi – Gothenburg

7 The trip (preliminary planning) Week 1 (45) 4-7 November: Lectures and Pondicherry Week 2 (46) 10-14 November: Auroville Week 3 (47) 17-21 November: Tiruvannamalai, for example the Annamalaiyar Temple Week 4 (48) 24-28 Nov: Excursion, for example the Thanjavur, Srirangam, Madurai, Rameshwaram Week 5 (49) 1-5 dec: departure 6 dec Of course, there are many other things and topics to study in the area than religious ones, as exemplified here. We will do our best to be accommodating to the academic interests and needs of those who take part in the field trip.

8 Auroville 1. Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness. 2. Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages. 3. Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations. 4. Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual Human Unity.

9 Thiruvannamalai Annamalaiyar Temple Arunachalwswarar Temple A Shiva Temple from 9 th century The Karthigai Deepam festival is celebrated during the day of the full moon between November and December, and a huge beacon is lit atop the hill.

10 Sri Raganathaswami Temple Srirangam Largest functioning Hindu temple in India. Vaishnava temple. 21 gopurams, 156 acres.

11 Pondicherry



14 Dead lines and meetings 15 April: Dead line for applying to the courses (RKT 139, LIR 203) You can apply to the field trip from 15 April 2014 on a special web form. 1 May: Deadline for applying to the field trip to Pondicherry 17 May: Decision regarding admission to the field trip will be announced including reserve list. 21 May second information meeting 1 June: Down payment, 1.500 SEK

15 Costs Approximately 11 000 SEK Included: lodging, local travels, minor costs as entrance fees etc. Not included: Flight tickets: you pay yourselves, we give one preferred option and two alternatives

16 Scholarships (stipend) Adelbertska: dead line 30 June 2013 (hum fak) Check dead line for 2014!! kastiftelserna/ kastiftelserna/ Application during spring – summer (different for different faculties) There are many other sources for scholarships,; Hunt on the net!. Hunt on the net! Bok: Fonder och Stipendier i Sverige 2009/2010. Ett urval av stiftelser och fonder som delar ut stipendier och ekonomiskt stöd. Svensk stipendieförmedling.

17 Visa and Vaccine Visa: apply in very good time Vaccination: Twinrix, Dukoral

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