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Cooperation between the Draupadi publishing house and CrossAsia-eBooks

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.

Video and RNZ Article about Axel Michaels published
The online portal Latest Thinking published a video with Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels (Senior Professor, head of the Research Unit "Documents on the History of Religion and Law of Premodern Nepal" (HAW) and former head of the Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia of the SAI) on "Why Do People Perform Rituals?".


Article by Jens Zickgraf
The renowned magazine Hau - Journal of Ethnographic Theory recently published in its current issue (volume 7, issue 1) an article by Jens Zickgraf (Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology, SAI). More information about the article entitled "Becoming like money: Proximity and the social aesthetics of “moneyness”" is available here.



Honor for Gita Dharampal-Frick
Gita Dharampal-Frick (head of the Department of History at the South Asia Institute) gave a lecture on Mahatma Gandhi "Father of the Nation?" at the 70th anniversary of India's independence in the Haus der Volksarbeit in Frankfurt (Flyer) on 30 June 2017. On this occasion, Lord Mayor Peter Feldmeister conveyed an appreciating greeting, which is available here.



New Publication "Gemstones in the First Millennium AD - Mines, Trade, Workshops and Symbolism"
RGZM (Verlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums) recently published the book "Gemstones in the First Millennium AD - Mines, Trade, Workshops and Symbolism", edited by Alexandra Hilgner, Susanne Greiff, Dieter Quast. The volume includes articles by Kerstin Sobkowiak, Jörg Gengnagel and Borayin Larios (researches at the Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia, SAI and members of the project Weltweites Zellwerk - International Framework).


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