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Christian Weiss receives the Federal Cross of Merit
Theresia Bauer and Christian Weiß (from left to right)
The South Asia Institute conveys its sincere congratulations to the Heidelberg publisher Christian Weiss who has been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit. On 5 December 2016, he was honoured for his longstanding commitment to democracy and human rights (especially with regard to the Draupadi Publishing House) in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.
Christian Weiss, alumnus of the SAI, studied German Studies, History and Indology in Heidelberg. Afterwards, he worked as a lecturer and translator for different publishers. In 2003, he founded the Draupadi Verlag, which has been publishing translations from Indian languages and scholarly edited volumes, many of them in collaboration with members of the South Asia Institute. Weiss also participated in numerous literary events in cooperation with the South Asia Institute.
Draupadi Verlag, named after the central heroine of the "Mahabharata", focuses on the publication of German translations of novels, narrations and poems as well as textbooks from India and other South Asian countries.
Please read the press release by Draupadi here.
19 Dec 2016