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Radio show on South Asia by SAI students
On 24 July 2009 the local radio station bermuda.funk, Mannheim, aired ""S.A.R.I. - Südasien regional informiert" [S.A.R.I. - South Asia regionally informed"]. The one-hour magazine was developed by students of the workshops "Made in South Asia" of the SAI's Department of History under supervision by Alexandra K. Schott and Justin Siefert. It is available as podcast.

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Podcast "S.A.R.I. - Südasien regional informiert"
Visit of the Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
On thursday, 16 July 2009, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mr. Tikiri Bandara Maduwegedera, visited the South Asia Institute. Together with the Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka, Mr. Norbert Quack, he participated in the workshop „Made in South Asia“. Alexandra Schott and Justin Siefert (Department of Histroy) presented the highly interesting issue „Identity in South Asia“, supported by Prof. em. Dietmar Rothermund, whose lecture complemented the workshop nicely.

After meeting the SAI's board of directors, the guests of honour were received by Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Vera Nünning in the office of the Rector of Heidelberg University. At the same time, Professor Aditya Mukherjee, Director of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study, and Prof. Mridula Mukherjee, Director of the Nehru Memorial Muesum and Library, were officially welcomed..



In a lively exchange possibilities of extending scientific cooperation were discussed. The Ambassador's visit ended with his signing of the Golden Book of Heidelberg University.
Justin Siefert interviewed
Domradio Köln interviewed Justin Siefert (Department of History) about the background of the civil war in Sri Lanka.

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Justin Siefert - Die Hintergründe des Bürgerkriegs (mp3-Datei)
(interview in german)
Summer party 2009

Sommerfest 2009

The SAI's students' body organized our summer party on 2 July 2009. A large number of students, teachers and friends of the institute came to see the performances - and to enjoy the delicious food and drinks. The images of the party speak for themselves - it is no wonder that all guests were wery happy with the organization (more photos: see below)!

Prof. Dr. Gita Dharampal-Frick, Executive Director of the SAI, praised the members of the students' body and thanked them for the "Geschäftsführende Direktorin des SAIs, lobte die Fachschaft ausdrücklich und bedankte sich für das "highly successful sommer party." And Prof. William Sax added: "The food was good, the student performances were excellent, and the entire event was very well organized indeed."

Thanks again to the organizers - and to Britta Cierniak, who agreed to share her pictures of the event. If you are looking for a specific photo, you can contact her at m91@sai.uni-heidelberg.de.
Literature night
On 2 Juli 2009, students and members of the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literature presented works in Bengali, Tamil, Hindi, Panjabi and Urdu. In this vibrant reading, original works were recited and translate - highlighted by Imran Shaheen's and Khalid Sanjarani's presentation of some of their own texts.

Khalid Sanjarani liest aus einem Romanmanuskript

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