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Reading and Discussion with Shaheen Akhtar

We cordially invite you to a book reading and discussion with author Shaheen Akhtar on Friday, August 18th 2022. The event will take place in lecture hall 010.01.05 at 4.15.

Shaheen Akhtar is a notable Bangladeshi writer who won the “Prothom Alo Best Book Award“ in 2004 for her novel Talaash, which was translated by Ella Dutta into English as The Search and published by Zubaan in 2011. For her literary contributions, Shaheen has received the prestigious “Bangla Academy Award” (2015). In 2020 she has won the 3rd Asian Literature Award. She writes both novels and short stories. Shaheen’s works have been translated into English, German, and Korean.

Shaheen Akhtar will be present for a reading from her works and a discussion that will include aspects of translation of novels and short story from Bangla into English and German. [poster]

New Research Project „Hindu Temple Legends in South India“

The newly approved project "Hindu Temple Legends in South India" of the Heidelberger Academy of Sciences is headed by Prof. Dr. Ute Hüsken (SAI, University of Heidelberg). There will be research units established both in Heidelberg and Pondicherry (India) in cooperation with the École Française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO). The research project is funded with an annual sum of of 400,000 euros for a total duration of 16 years. Further details can be found in the press release [PDF].

The newsroom of University Heidelberg had also written a press release about the project. The press release can be read [here].

Lectures and Events

Freitag, 28.10.2022
2. Deutscher Südasientag
Zeit: 13:45 Uhr
Ort: 010.01.05 (HS) , Voßstraße 2
Veranstalter: Abteilung Neusprachliche Südasienstudien
Samstag, 29.10.2022
2. Deutscher Südasientag
Zeit: 09:00 Uhr
Ort: 010.01.05 (HS) , Voßstraße 2
Veranstalter: Abteilung Neusprachliche Südasienstudien
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