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Open Access publication of Markus Schleiter’s „Die Birhor“
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.

New Publication on CrossAsia-eBooks: Übersetzung als kultureller Transfer
CrossAsia-eBooks, the Open Access publication platform for Asian studies, is pleased to announce a new publication: There exist many tales about the Indian king Vikrama in different Indian languages. Persian versions emerged during the 16th century, when the Persian language was one of the many literary languages and also functioned as administrative language in India.

Chapters by Axel Michaels in "The Oxford History of Hinduism"
The recently published book „The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law - A New History of Dharmaśāstra“, editet by Patrick Olivelle and Donald R. Davis, includes the chapters “Rites of Passage: saṃskāras” and “Ritual” by Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels (former head of the Department of Classical Indology). Further information is available here.
Congratulations to Prof. Dietmar Rothermund
We congratulate Prof. Dietmar Rothermund on the occasion of his 85th birthday. Dietmar Rothermund taught and conducted research at the South Asia Institute from 1968 until his retirement in 2001 and also served as the institute’s Executive Director.

Video Interview with Prof. Rahul Mukherji on Latest Thinking
Latest Thinking - an Open Access Video Journal - published an interview with Prof. Rahul Mukherji (Head of the Department of Political Science at the SAI) on "How does India achieve change in its policies". The video interview is available here.

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