Christophe Jaffrelot and Pratinav Anil have published an article on “Interpreting the Emergency” in the Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and ComparativePolitics - HPSACP, (No 79, 2021). The article is accessible here: https://crossasia-journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/hdpapers/issue/view/928
The inaugural issue of CATSarena, the newsletter of the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS), is now online. It is focused on the topic of social distancing in Asia. As the two founding directors of CATS, Axel Michaels and Barbara Mittler, with the help of two generous designers, Susann Henker and Jennifer Landes, have served as editors for this inaugural issue of CATSarena.
Dr. Ruixuan Chen, the assistant professor of Buddhist Studies at the HCTS, was awarded the Ernst Waldschmidt Prize for his doctoral dissertation in Buddhist philology. The award ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic restrictions and will presumably take place in Berlin at the beginning of 2021. Read more.
The South Asia Institute is united in grief about Dr. Alokeranjan Dasgupta (1933 - 2020), who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in his house in Leutershausen, in the presence of his partner Elisabeth Günther. You can read a detailed obituary written by Hans Harder here.