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The former doctoral student of the department of Anthropology, South Asia Institute, Dr. Johannes Quack, was honored with the Max Weber Prize for Junior Research
for his dissertation entitled "Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and
Criticism of Religion in India" , which was written in 2009.
The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies of
the University of Erfurt awarded
this prize for outstanding work in the field of religious research for the first time in the winter term 2012/13.
In his dissertation, Dr. Quack opposes
the traditional image of India as a purely religious society with a contrary picture and
examines for this purpose the contemporary rationalist
movement in India, which has connections to both ancient atheistic
India and modern European history.
Dr. Johannes Quack currently heads the Emmy Noether project focusing on "Diversity of
Non-Religiosity“ at Goethe University of Frankfurt.