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Congratulations to Prof. Mitra
We congratulate Prof. Subrata K. Mitra warmly to his 65th birthday!
Subrata K. Mitra has been Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science at the South Asia Institute since September 1994. He studied at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi and at the University of Rochester (New York) and taught at the universities of Hull/UK and California/Berkley.
Jivanta Schöttli: India in the Contemporary World: Polity, Economy and International Relations
A new book titled "India in the Contemporary World: Polity, Economy and International Relations" edited by Manish Thapa, Jakub Zaj Czkowski and Jivanta Schottli was published by Routledge in May 2014.
In the book there are 19 papers of scholars from India and EU, including Subrata K. Mitra (Head of the Department Political Science, SAI).


Founding of Sri Lanka Working Group
The Sri Lanka Working Group  was founded in summer 2014, which provides staff and students of the SAI a forum for cross-disciplinary and academic exchange on Sri Lanka. Regular lectures are scheduled (mainly in the semester).     
Reopening of the Colombo Branch Office of the SAI
The Colombo Branch Office of the South Asia Institute (SAI) reopened in February 2014 with Darshi Thoradeniya as its branch office manager. The branch office is located at the Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SPARC) of the University of Colombo, with which the South-Asia-Institute has had a strong relationship for more than ten years.   
"Sri Lanka Lecture Series" inaugural lecture by Prof. Jonathan Spencer on June 5, 2014
On June 5, 2014 at 2.15 p.m. Professor Jonathan Spencer FRSE (Regius Chair of South Asian Language, Culture and Society; Deputy Head of School of Social and Political Science) will give the Sri Lanka Lecture Series inaugural lecture on “Pillayar and the Politicians: Divine Solutions to Sri Lanka’s Ethnic Problemin Room 317, South Asia Institute.

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