Professor Rahul Mukherji and Dr. Seyed Hossein Zarhani have published an article on “Policy paradigms and path dependence: the endogenous roots of institutional displacement and drift in India” in the first issue of the Springer Nature journal, Global Public Policy and Governance – GPPG (2021). You can read this article here.
Pralay Kanungo and Sitaram Kumbhar have published an article on "Odisha’s Transformation under the Naveen Patnaik Regime," in the Economic & Political Weekly, vol. 56, No. 8, (Feb, 2021). You can read this article here.
At the end of 2020, volume 37 of the Zeitschrift für Indologie und Südasienstudien (ed. by Prof. Hans Harder and Prof. Ute Hüsken) was published by Hempen Verlag. This volume also contains two contributions by members of the South Asia Institute (Prof. Ute Hüsken, Dr. Justyna Kurowska). Two further contributions (Heidi Pauwels, Stefano Pellò) emerged from the event “Speaking Across Borders” in honor of Prof. em Monika Boehm-Tettelbach (Jan 2018). The table of contents of the volume is available here.
You are kindly invited to join the talk on the rock-ice avalanche that happened in Uttarakhand last Sunday:
Cryospheric Hazard in the Nanda Devi Region, Uttarakhand
Time: Wednesday, February 10th, 5pm
Speaker: Dr. Rakesh Bhambri (Department of Geography, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University)
Content: In the morning (~10.30 AM) of 7 February 2021, a major rock-ice avalanche detached (~5,600 m a.s.l.) near the Trisul Peak in the Nanda Devi massif. After this avalanche, a massive debris-flow-type flood occurred in the Rishi Ganga / Dhauliganga river, that caused the loss of life and destroyed infrastructure in the downstream areas including two hydropower plants, bridges and roads. We present an overview of this disaster based on available remote sensing images and ground observations collected by local reports.
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