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Announcements

Soft Texts: Bhojpuri Songs and World Literature - Lecture by Dr. Francesca Orsini
The Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures cordially invites you to the lecture by Dr. Francesca Orsini (Professor Emerita of Hindi and South Asian Literature, SOAS, London). Friday, May 13th, 2 p.m., SAI, Room 130.00.03. Poster.
Posted on 12 May 2022
New publication by Dieter Reinhardt
The Heinrich Böll Foundation has published Dieter Reinhardt's study 'Coal, Capital and Conflict, The Rampal Power Plant in Bangladesh, the Protection of the Sundarbans and the Role of German Companies'. In it, he describes the causes for the extreme endangerment of the Sundarbans, the largest contiguous mangrove forest area in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, covers a large part of the coast of Bangladesh and is a natural protective barrier against the increasingly strong cyclones in the Bay of Bengal triggered by climate change. Only a few kilometres north of this protected area, the "Rampal" coal-fired power plant is being built, in which the Stuttgart-based company Fichtner GmbH is significantly involved.
Further information can be found here.


Posted on 12 May 2022
World Literature as a ”Special Issue": Magazines and Cold War Internationalism in India - Lecture by Dr. Francesca Orsini
The Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures cordially invites you to the lecture by Dr. Francesca Orsini (Professor Emerita of Hindi and South Asian Literature, SOAS, London). Friday, May 6, 2 p.m., SAI, Room 130.00.03. Poster.
Posted on 03 May 2022
Beyond the Trope of National Homecoming: Indian English Life Writings and the Secret History of Anglicized Self-fashioning - lecture by Dr. Sayan Chattopadhyay
The Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures cordially invites you to the lecture by Dr. Sayan Chattopadhyay (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur). Friday, April 22, 2 p.m., SAI, Room 130.00.03. Poster.
Posted on 19 Apr 2022
Welcome to Dr. Sayan Chattopadhyay

The Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures is pleased to welcome Dr. Sayan Chattopadhyay, who will stay until September 2022 at the SAI. Dr. Sayan Chattopadhyay is an associate professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Cambridge in 2014. He was the recipient of the 2010–2013 Smuts Cambridge International Scholarship and was the Baden Württemberg visiting fellow at the SAI in 2017. His research has been primarily in the area of Indian Writing in English, Postcolonial Studies or Literature of Colonial Bengal. He is the author of the book “Being English: Indian Middle Class and the Desire for Anglicization” (Routledge, 2022). During his stay in Heidelberg, Chattopadhyay will be teaching courses on Indian English fiction, poetry, and autobiography. He will also be conducting research on the engagement of the colonial Indian middle class with the theme of boredom.

Posted on 07 Apr 2022

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