We are pleased to announce another new publication on our open access publishing platform CrossAsia-eBooks. Arbeitsmigration nach Saudi-Arabien und ihre Wahrnehmung in Pakistan: Akteur*innen und Strategien der öffentlichen Sichtbarmachung / Sebastian Sons. Heidelberg: CrossAsia-eBooks, 2020. ISBN 978-3-946742-76-0 (Online-PDF), ISBN 978-3-946742-77-7 (Hardcover), ISBN 978-3-946742-81-4 (Softcover). https://doi.org/10.11588/xabooks.728
For economic, political and cultural reasons, labour migration to Saudi Arabia is regarded in Pakistan as an everyday phenomenon that legitimizes the system. The Kingdom acts as an influential external actor in Pakistan on the political, economic, security and cultural levels. It is also the most important recipient country of Pakistani migrants. For these reasons, critical issues related to migration are rarely addressed in the Pakistani public sphere and are instead tabooed. In recent years, however, new Pakistani public actors from civil society, media and international organizations have begun to challenge this taboo. They want to make the precarious working and living conditions of migrants, structural violence and systemic exploitation within the migration process visible in the media. In this way, the new public actors contribute to a change in the media in Pakistan that challenges existing narratives and taboos on migration. Based on extensive empirical data, the book analyses which media practices and strategies are used to expand limited public spaces in Pakistan to migration by these actors.
The book is published as Volume 1 of the series "Media and Cultural Studies", edited by Professor Nadja-Christina Schneider (HU Berlin).
On our CrossAsia eBooks platform you can download the complete PDF of the book as well as the single chapters for free. Parallel to this, a hard- and softcover edition has been published, which can be purchased through stationary bookstores and online booksellers.
Professor Rahul Mukherji, head of the department of political science, South Asia Institute, has recently published an article on "Democracy vs. Covid: India´s Illiberal Remedy," in the journal, Journal of Democracy, (Vol. 31, issue.4). The article is available here.
Professor Rahul Mukherji, head of the department of political science, South Asia Institute, delivered the MS Gore lecture entitled “Economic Reforms in India” on 15 September 2020. The talk was organized by SDS Public Policy, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. View the lecture here. Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Rahul Mukherji and Prashant Bhushan, public interest lawyer in the Supreme Court of India, discussed India’s political crisis. In this substantive discussion, they reviewed the attack on institutions, the crisis in the opposition and strategies to save the constitutional idea of India. You can view the video here.
He recently delivered a talk entitled “Authoritarianism and Democracy in Times of the Pandemic”. This was part of a three days web-talk series, organized by the German Centre for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi on ‘Social Impact of Covid-19, Indo German Perspectives’. Here is the video recordings of this talk.
We are pleased to announce another new publication on our open access publishing platform CrossAsia-eBooks. Wege durchs Labyrinth: Festschrift zu Ehren von Rahul Peter Das, hrsg. von Carmen Brandt und Hans Harder: Heidelberg: CrossAsia-eBooks, 2020. ISBN 978-3-946742-73-9 (Online-PDF), ISBN 978-3-946742-72-2 (Hardcover). https://doi.org/10.11588/xabooks.642
Wege durchs Labyrinth is a “Festschrift” published in honour of Professor Rahul Peter Das. It contains contributions in German and English by colleagues, students and companions of Professor Das. The essays collected here reflect different thematic focuses, which Professor Das has also worked on in his extensive scientific oeuvre. These include Sanskrit studies, historical linguistics, text editions in New Indo-Aryan languages, sociolinguistics, South Asian history of religion, Bengali and Hindi literature, history of science of Indology/South Asian studies, and Tamil studies. Some of the contributions are directly linked to Rahul Peter Das´ work or specific writings, while the totality of the essays reflect his various research interests and different methodological approaches.
Contributors to this publication are Carmen Brandt, Renata Czekalska, Ines Fornell, Eli Franco, Ratul Ghosh, Olav Hackstein, Hans Harder, Martin Kämpchen, Klaus Karttunen, Makoto Kitada, Frank J. Korom, Agnieszka Kuczkiewicz-Fras, Halina Marlewicz, Ulrike Niklas, Tatiana Oranskaia, Felix Otter, Adapa Satyanarayana, Britta Schulze-Thulin, Sabine Franziska Strich, Heinz Werner Wessler and Benjamin Zachariah.
On our CrossAsia eBooks platform you can download the complete PDF of the book as well as the single articles for free. Parallel to this, a hardcover edition has been published, which can be purchased through stationary bookstores and online booksellers.