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Public Reading by Amit Chaudhuri on 18 July 2018

The Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures cordially invites you to the public reading by Amit Chaudhuri from his latest novel "Friend of My Youth" and from recent essays. The event will take place on Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 6:30 pm in Neue Universität, HS 5 and will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse (English Department) and Prof. Dr. Hans Harder (Head of Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures). Afterwards, a discussion and reception will take place. The poster is available here.


New Articles by Prof. Sumit Ganguly

Two articles by Sumit Ganguly, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Indiana University Bloomington and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow for 2018-2019 at the South Asia Institute, were published in current affairs magazines from India: The Diplomat and India Today.

1. (with Jayita Sarkar) 'India and the NPT After 50 Years: A look back at India’s decision to reject the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 1968'. The article was published on June 22, 2018 in „The Diplomat“ and is available here.

2. 'A meeting of minds?'. The article was published on June 15, 2018 in „India Today“ and is available here.

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Congratulations to Bernhard Beitelmair-Berini

Congratulations to Bernhard Beitelmair-Berini for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation. The viva voce on his work titled "Delineating India’s Strategic Pluralism: The Subculture-Cleavage Model of Grand Strategic Thought”, was marked by his committee of Professor Subrata K. Mitra, Professor Yale H. Ferguson and Professor Rahul Mukherji with magna cum laude.


Students Conference on Urbanisation on 13.07.2018

We cordially invite you to the Students conference on "Broader Scape of Urbanisation and Life in South Asia", which will take place on July 13 between 15.00 and 17.00 in the Heinrich-Zimmer Reading Room at the Sout Asia Institute. The MA students of the institute are organising the programme where Prof. Sumit Ganguly from Indiana University Bloomington will be the keynote speaker who will deliver a speech on "The challenges of urbanization, the environment and climate change in South Asia". Besides, the students will deliver presentations on different aspects of urbanisation and its impact on people’s living condition, psyche, surrounding nature, livelihood, cultural elements and more. In addition, there will be a display of posters prepared by the students. At the end of the session the guests will be served with drinks and snacks. The poster is available here.



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Lectures and Events

Montag, 16.07.2018
Mañju?r?’s P?duk?s as Objects of Worship in the Kathmandu Valley
Zeit: 16:00 Uhr
Ort: E11, Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
Referent: Dr. Gudrun Bühnemann, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
Veranstalter: Abteilung Kultur und Religionsgeschichte Südasiens
Mittwoch, 18.07.2018
Öffentliche Lesung von Amit Chaudhuri
Zeit: 18:30 Uhr
Ort: HS 5, Grabengasse 3
Referent: Amit Chaudhuri, Autor
Veranstalter: Abteilung Neusprachliche Südasienstudien
Montag, 18.02.2019
Lived Sanskrit Cultures in Varanasi
Zeit: 09:00 Uhr
Ort: Benares, Indien, Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
Veranstalter: Abteilung Kultur und Religionsgeschichte Südasiens
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