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Publication of Ismat Chughtai's "Das Brautkleid" translated by Christina Oesterheld
Lotos Werkstatt recently published "Das Brautkleid" by Ismat Chughtai, which was translated by Christina Oesterheld (Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures) using translations by Axel Monte and Ursula Rothen-Dubs. Furthermore, she wrote an epilogue for the new text.

New Student Coordinators at the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures

We cordially welcome Elizaveta Ilves and Arian Hopf as new student coordinators of the department Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures.

Obituary for Mujahid Husain Zaidi
The South Asia Institute is united in grief of Mujahid Husain Zaidi (24.09.1924 in Alwar, Rajasthan), who passed away in Dossenheim on 25 August 2017. The historian and literary researcher worked from April 1966 to September 1989 as a lecturer for Urdu and Persian at the South Asia Institute. Together with Lothar Lutze (Emeritus Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures) he led the Hindi-Urdu conversation at the South Asia Institute. A detailed obituary can be read here.
Volume by Axel Michaels in "Frühe Zivilisationen. Die Welt vor 600" and Lecture at Princeton University
The volume "Frühe Zivilisationen. Die Welt vor 600" recently published by Hans-Joachim Gehrke includes a chapter "Südasien und Südostasien" written by Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels. The volume is part of the six-volume series "Geschichte der Welt" published by Akira Iriye and Jürgen Osterhammel. Like the other volumes of the series, this book will also be published in English by Harvard University Press.
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Borayin Larois
Dr. Borayin Larios from the Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia has recently obtained a postdoctoral fellowship in the collaborative research project Indian Subcontinent’s Shared Sacred Sites: Religious Interactions and Relations with the Other (I-SHARE).

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