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Talk by Dr. Rakesh Bhambri on 10.02.2021

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.


Article by Christophe Jaffrelot und Pratinav Anil in Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and ComparativePolitics

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:

Inaugural Issue of CATSarena online

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.

Ruixuan Chen awarded the 2020 Ernst Waldschmidt Prize

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.

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The Heritage of Writing in China
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Resources on South Asia
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Referent: Elizaveta Ilves
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