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Discover the fascinating world of Modern Languages and South Asian Studies in Heidelberg! - Blog post by Hans Harder

Dr Hans Harder, Head of the Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures Department at SAI, recently published a blog post. In the post, Prof Harder delves into the diversity of South Asian languages, cultures and media beyond purely linguistic perspectives. (Entry in German only).

You can read the complete post here.

"On Such a Full Sea Are We Now Afloat": The 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - Lecture by Dr. Sonia Amin

The South Asia Institute is delighted to invite you to the lecture "On Such a Full Sea Are We Now Afloat: The 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman" given by Dr. Sonia Amin. This public lecture will contextualize the historic speech delivered by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 7, 1971 at the Ramna Race Course, Dacca, to a people soon to embark on a nine-month long liberation struggle. The lecture will take place on Friday, 26 of January at 16:00 in the Great Lecture Hall of CATS, building 4130, Room 010.01.05. It is a public lecture and all those interested are most welcome to join.

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Article on Eva Walter (1900-1991)

In a recent issue of the Zurich-based WOZ, the weekly newspaper, Dr. Joanna Simonow, research assistant in the Department of History at the SAI, published an article on Eva Walter (1900-1991). Dr. Simonow describes the exciting life of the communist Eva Walter, who was part of the Indian independence movement. From 1950, she ran an "India Store" in Zurich, which received part of its start-up capital from the later Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, with whom Walter was friends. In addition to the brief outline of Eva Walter´s biography, Dr. Simonow´s article also includes an appeal to contemporary witnesses who know Eva and her sister Luise to get in touch with the academic.

You can read the article (in German) here.

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