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  • Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG)
  • Association for Asian Studies (AAS). The Association for Asian Studies (AAS), the largest society of its kind in the world, is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia. It seeks through publications, meetings, and seminars to facilitate contact and an exchange of information among scholars to increase their understanding of East, South, and Southeast Asia. It counts among its members scholars, business people, diplomats, journalists, and interested lay persons.
  • International Association for the Psychology of Religion
  • International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS) 
  • European Association for the History of Religion
  • European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Asienkunde e.V. Die Gesellschaft hat den Zweck, das gegenwartsbezogene Studium Asiens zu fördern, wissenschaftlich gesicherte Kenntnisse zu verbreiten, den Austausch wissenschaftlicher Informationen, Erfahrungen und Ideen zu beleben sowie die Zusammenarbeit der hieran interessierten Personen und Institutionen auf nationaler und internationaler Eben zu intensivieren. Zu diesem Zweck veranstaltet sie Konferenzen und Tagungen und gibt vierteljährlich die Zeitschrift ASIEN heraus. Vorsitzender ist Dr. Christian Schwarz-Schilling, MdB.
  • Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi 
  • Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft 
  • Vereine in Deutschland, Österreich und in der Schweiz
  • Societa Indologica "Luigi Pio Tessitori"
  • Centre d'etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du sud
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR) In a world where religion plays so central a role in social, political, and economic events, as well as in the lives of communities and individuals, there is a critical need for ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions,and values. The American Academy of Religion's mission is to promote such reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion. As a learned society and professional association of teachers and research scholars, the American Academy of Religion has over 8,000 members who teach in some 1,500 colleges, universities, seminaries, and schools in North America and abroad. The Academy is dedicated to furthering knowledge of religion and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations. This is accomplished through Academy-wide and regional conferences and meetings, publications, programs, and membership services. Within a context of free inquiry and critical examination, the Academy welcomes all disciplined reflection on religion--both from within and outside of communities of belief and practice--and seeks to enhance its broad public understanding.
  • American Institute of Indian Studies American knowledge of India is shaped by the American Institute of Indian Studies, a consortium of universities and colleges in the United States at which scholars actively engage in teaching and research about India. For more than thirty years, the Institute has provided fellowship support for senior American scholars and Ph.D. candidates. It has offered on-site training in Indian languages through the superb facilities of its Language Centers. And it has extended knowledge of Indian culture through its two research centers. More than 3,500 scholars have received AIIS support. Their work has spanned fields ranging from anthropology to zoology. The results of their work has resulted in literally hundreds of books and thousands of articles, the basis of America's knowledge about India.
  • American Oriental Society The American Oriental Society is the oldest learned society in the United States devoted to a particular field of scholarship. The Society was founded in 1842, preceded only by such distinguished organizations of general scope as the American Philosophical Society (1743), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1780), and the American Antiquarian Society (1812). From the beginning its aims have been humanistic. The encouragement of basic research in the languages and literatures of Asia has always been central in its tradition. This tradition has come to include such subjects as philology, literary criticism, textual criticism, paleography, epigraphy, linguistics, biography, archaeology, and the history of the intellectual and imaginative aspects of Oriental civilizations, especially of philosophy, religion, folklore and art. The scope of the Society's purpose is not limited by temporal boundaries: All sincere students of man and his works in Asia, at whatever period of history are welcomed to membership.
  • IDSAS: International Directory of South Asia Scholars
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