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Web-Talk on Social Impact of Covid-19 pandemic in Germany and India
From 15th to 17th September 2020, the New Delhi Office of the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) organized a Web-Talk Series that aimed at furthering the understanding of the social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in India and Germany. In cooperation with the India Branch Offices of the University of Göttingen and the Free University Berlin, the Delhi Branch Office of the SAI conceptualized a Web-Talk Session on the topic ‘Authoritarianism and Democracy in Times of the Pandemic’ which was held on 15th September 2020. The Head of the SAI´s Department of Political Science Professor Rahul Mukherji participated as a speaker along with Professor Christian Wagner (FU Berlin), Dr. Lars Klein (Georg-August-University Göttingen) and Professor Shruti Tambe (Savitribai Phule Pune University). The Web-Talk was moderated by Dr. Indra Sengupta, Head of the India Branch Office of the Max Weber Stiftung. Below, you can find the abstract of the Web-Talk on ‘Authoritarianism and Democracy in Times of the Pandemic’
Posted on 23 Oct 2020
New Book by Pablo Holwitt

Routledge recently published a new book by Pablo Holwitt (Resident Representative of the New Delhi Branch Office, SAI) on „Urban Renewal in India - Accommodating People, Ideas and Lifeworlds in Mumbai‘s Redeveloping Chawls“ within its Series on Urban South Asia. The book interrogates contemporary processes of neoliberal urban renewal in the Global South by studying the model of chawl redevelopment in Mumbai, India. Further information is available here.

Posted on 20 Apr 2020
New book on „Caring for Old Age. Perspectives from South Asia“ edited by Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Roberta Mandoki

 Caring for Old AgeProf. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Roberta Mandoki have just published their edited volume "Caring for Old Age. Perspectives from South Asia" in the "Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality" series (vol 8) of HeiUP. The book can be ordered on demand and be downloaded for free and is available from HeiUP


The volume results from the Cluster-project “Ageing in a Transcultural Context” that was headed by Christiane Brosius, Andreas Kruse and Axel Michaels, including the PhD research tandem of Roberta Mandoki (on Kathmandu) and Dr. Annika Mayer (on Delhi). Mandoki and Mayer had earlier jointly developed the online platform “Elderscapes. Ageing in Urban South Asia” .






Posted on 20 Apr 2020

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