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Workshop: „After Eurocentrism, Beyond Decentring: Themes and Methodologies for an Interdisciplinary History of Ideas“ on July 1 & 2
The Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures cordially invites you to the workshop entitled “After Eurocentrism, Beyond Decentring: Themes and Methodologies for an Interdisciplinary History of Ideas” on July 1 and 2, 2016 at the Heinrich-Zimmer Reading Room, South Asia Institute.
Posted on 22 Jun 2016
Talk by Prof. Ithamar Theodor on 10.06.2016

The Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures cordially invites you to the talk by Prof. Ithamar Theodor (Associate Professor of Hindu Studies at Zefat College, Safed, Israel) entitled “Bankim Chandra Chatterji's Anandamath as a Modern Bhagavad Gita Commentary”. The lecture takes place on June 10, 2016, 2:00 pm in room 317 of the South Asia Institute.

Further information is available on the poster.
Posted on 06 Jun 2016
10.5.2016: Talk by Meena Kandasamy
The Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, South Asia Institute, cordially invites you to: 


TRANSLATING BETWEEN THE LITERARY SPHERES OF ENGLISH AND TAMIL 

Talk by

Meena Kandasamy 

      
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 2-4 pm
SAI, Room E11 

moderated by Hans Harder
 
Poster  

Abstract
The relationship between English and Tamil (just as much as with other regional languages of South Asia) is a complex and sometimes problematic one. Drawing on examples of her own practice of translating from Tamil to English, the writer and socio-linguist Meena Kandasamy (Chennai) will discuss this uneasy coexistence of discrete but overlapping literary spheres in present-day India. She will present instances of how translation may succeed to bridge cultural gaps and also how it sometime miserably fails to do so.    

About Meena Kandasamy
Meena Kandasamy is a poet, novelist and political activist. She lives in Chennai. So far she has published two volumes of poetry in English, Touch (2006) and Ms. Militancy (2010), as well as one novel called Gypsy Goddess (2014). Meena Kandasamy holds a PhD in Sociolinguistics and is an experienced translator from Tamil into English.  
Posted on 07 May 2016
Reading by Meena Kandasamy on 11.5.2016
Meena Kandasamy will read from her novel “Reis & Asche” on May 11th, 2016 at 8.00 p.m. in the Intercultural Centre, Bergheimer Str. 147, 69115 Heidelberg. The event is part of the literature project "Heidelberg reads new world literature" and is moderated by Prof. Dr. Hans Harder (Head of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, South Asia Institute).
Posted on 03 May 2016
Registration for the courses and link to the course catalogue in summer semester 2016
Posted on 13 Apr 2016

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