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Obituary for Pratibha Khanal Tamang

The SAI is united in grief over the loss of Pratibha Khanal Tamang (26.01.1983), who passed away at the age of 33 years on Easter Sunday in Königsfeld (Schwarzwald). She studied Political Science and History at the South Asia Institute and from 2008 to 2014, she headed the SAI branch office in Kathmandu.

Dr. Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels (Head of the Department Cultural and Religious History of South Asia at the South Asia Institute) wrote an obituary. A memorial ceremony will take place in Königsfeld on 8 April 2016 at 5 p.m.

Lion König & Bidisha Chaudhuri: Politics of the Other in India and China: Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts"
The book “Politics of the Other in India and China: Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts”, edited by Lion König (Associate Researcher of the SAI) and Bidisha Chaudhuri (Assistant Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore and an Alumna of the Department of Political Science of the SAI), has been published by Routledge, London in February 2016. More information on the volume, including an overview of the content can be found here. 
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Declaration by members and friends of SAI regarding the petition against Sheldon Pollock
Members and friends of the South Asia Institute have signed a declaration against the petition to remove Professor Sheldon Pollock from the General Editorship of the Murty Classical Library of India published by Harvard University Press.  
Article by Prof. Michaels in FAZ

The newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) published an article entitled "Wie viel Religion verträgt ein Bildungssystem" by Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels (Head of the Department Cultural and Religious History of South Asia at the South Asia Institute) on 24 February, 2016. The article is available here.

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