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Ph.D. Position
The Department Cultural and Religious History of South Asia invites application for a research position (TVL) starting from autumn term 2017.
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Themed section on Cultural Heritage in Material Religion
Cooperation between the Draupadi publishing house and CrossAsia-eBooks
Article by Jens Zickgraf
South Asia Institute Papers
Amiya P. Sen: "Hinduism" and the Problem of Self-Actualisation in the Colonial Era
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Themed section on Cultural Heritage in Material Religion
The journal "Material Religion" recently published in issue 3, volume 13, 2017 a themed section on cultural heritage in the wake of the nepal earthquake, the special issue is dedicated to the deceased Dina Bangdel.

Obituary for Dina Bangdel
The South Asia Institute is united in grief of Dina Bangdel, who passed away in the United States on Tuesday, July 25, at the age of fifty-four. Dina Bangdel was an Art historian specialized in South Asian art and worked as curator of art in Nepal. Since 2012, Bangdel was the director of the art history department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, which she originally joined as an assistant professor of art history in 2005. You can read a detailed obituary written by Christiane Brosius here.
Congratulation to Dr. Himanshu Jha
Dr. Himanshu Jha's (Department of Political Science at the SAI) PhD thesis on 'Capturing lnstitutional Change: Case of Right to Information Act in lndia' has been awarded the prestigious Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and lndustry (SICCI) award for the best PhD dissertation in 2016 at the National University of Singapore.

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