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Lothar Lutze passes away

Lothar Lutze, Emeritus Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, passed away on the night of 4 March in Berlin, in the presence of his family.

Besides being a highly respected and well known scholar in South Asia, Prof. Lutze has also been in charge of the Delhi branch office for three times at different moments of his career.

Lothar Lutze (born on September 7th 1927) taught at the SAI from 1965 to 1992. He was a passionate lover of literature, and widely recognized as a translator of modern literature in Hindi, Bengali, and other South Asian Languages. Lothar Lutze was awarded with the Tagore- as well with the George-Grierson-Prize. For his outstanding contributions to literature and education he received the Padma-Shri-Award in 2006. Under his direction, numerous well-known authors from South Asia found their way to HD. He is fondly remembered by many of his students as a compelling university teacher.

The SAI is saddened by Professor Lutze's loss, and wishes to express its profound sympathy to his loved ones.

Posted on 16 Mar 2015
Nomination of Indian Scholars to South-Asia Institute for 2015
The lndo-German CEP has provision for visit of an Indian teacher for a period of three months annually to work at South-Asia Institute in Heidelberg.

This offer will be applicable to those faculty employed at higher educational universities /Institutes approved under Section 2(f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act.

The Universities/Colleges are requested to nominale suitable teachers from the discipline of Economics, Anthropology, Geography, History, lndology, Political Science, and South - Asian Studies. The nomination may be sent along latest by 15th March, 2015.

See PDF for detailed information. 
Posted on 02 Mar 2015

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