An Interview with Hans Harder on Bengali studies and connected topics, appeared in Sushil Saha's collection of interviews, "kathar gharbari", Kolkata 2017, in Bengali language. You can find a PDF here.
Also, on February 21, Prothom Alo published a news article about Prof. Harder in Bangla. You will find it here.
Congratulations to Johanna Hahn for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation! The viva voce on her work titled "Die Stadt in der modernen Hindi-Literatur (ca. 1970-2010)" (The City in modern Hindi Literature, c. 1970-2010) with her supervisors, Hans Harder and Christiane Brosius, was marked magna cum laude.
Dr. Jürgen Schaflechner's first book, "Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan" has appeared with Oxford University Press New York! This Heidelberg PhD dissertation of 2014 (supervisors: Hans Harder, William Sax) was marked summa cum laude and is "the first monograph to address the beliefs and practices of Hindus in today's Islamic Republic of Pakistan" (publisher's blurb, cf.).
The Draupadi publishing house in Heidelberg and CrossAsia-eBooks started in Spring 2017 a co-operation to publish electronic Open Access versions of selected books on South Asia that appeared originally as print editions and are not scheduled for reprint. The second Draupadi title offered by CrossAsia-eBooks is Die Birhor - Ethnographie und die Folgen: ein indischer “Stamm” im Spiegel kolonialer und postkolonialer Beschreibungen (URL), a PhD dissertation by the ethnologist Markus Schleiter. The print edition is still available in bookshops or directly at the Draupadi publishing house.