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Interview with Axel Michaels and Hans Harder in Mail Today

The newspaper Mail Today (New Delhi) published on April 15th an interview entitled "Sanskrit Fever Grips Germany" with Prof. Axel Michaels (Head of the Department of Classical Indology) and Prof. Hans Harder (Head of the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures) , which was conducted by Aditya Ghosh (Research Associate at Department of Geographie).
You can read the interview online or as PDF.
Posted on 04 May 2015
Press Review of Events by HCSA

The selected press review of the events organized by Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA) shows the meaningfulness and crucial importance of such endeavours, which have a positive and direct impact on development and improvement of bilateral relations with Indian scholars and leads to a better understanding of German higher education landscape, particularly the high quality state of the art research opportunities offered by Heidelberg University.

Posted on 18 Mar 2015
Lothar Lutze passes away

Lothar Lutze, Emeritus Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, passed away on the night of 4 March in Berlin, in the presence of his family.

Besides being a highly respected and well known scholar in South Asia, Prof. Lutze has also been in charge of the Delhi branch office for three times at different moments of his career.

Lothar Lutze (born on September 7th 1927) taught at the SAI from 1965 to 1992. He was a passionate lover of literature, and widely recognized as a translator of modern literature in Hindi, Bengali, and other South Asian Languages. Lothar Lutze was awarded with the Tagore- as well with the George-Grierson-Prize. For his outstanding contributions to literature and education he received the Padma-Shri-Award in 2006. Under his direction, numerous well-known authors from South Asia found their way to HD. He is fondly remembered by many of his students as a compelling university teacher.

The SAI is saddened by Professor Lutze's loss, and wishes to express its profound sympathy to his loved ones.

Posted on 16 Mar 2015

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