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Literary Evening in Hindi and Urdu on 4th of July 2019

On Friday, 4th of July at 5 p.m., the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures will again hold a literary evening in Hindi and Urdu in room (010.00.06, CATS).
There will be some recitations in Hindi and Urdu and home-made snacks. Everybody is cordially invited! 

Since the programme is not yet finalised, every proposal for recitations is warmly welcomed and can be sent to Gautam Liu (liu@uni-heidelberg.de) or Arian Hopf (hopf@uni-heidelberg.de).

The poster is available here.
Posted on 04 Jun 2019
Panel discussion “Indian election, Northeast India and Sino-Indian relations” on 3.6.2019
On Monday, 3 June 2019, 6.15 pm a panel discussion on Indian election, Northeast India and Sino-Indian relations will evaluate the results of the Indian General Election 2019 in general and in regard to North East India (NEI) in room: 010.00.06. Topics of this election were the economic development and the harmonization of Indian society under Hindutva patterns.

The current BJP-led Assam government actually prepares the expulsion of several millions of immigrants, who immigrated mainly from the then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and West Bengal. In addition, to make the political picture more complex, particularly in NEI, India and China have been expanding their military infrastructure at the North East India/Tibet border. 

Prof. Dr. Harshana Rambukwella (Director, Postgraduate Institute of English/Open University of Sri Lanka), Nora Wagner (Political Scientist, Consultant), Dr. Himanshu Jha (SAI), Dr. P. Zingel (Ass. Member SAI) and Dr. T. Rathgeber (Asienhaus, Köln) will discuss these questions; Dr. D. Reinhardt (Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences) is the moderator.  

The poster is available here.

Posted on 27 May 2019
Lecture by Dr. Trina Nileena Banerjee on 24.04.2019
The Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures cordially invites to the talk by Dr. Trina Nileena Banerjee (CSSSC, Calcutta) on "Utpal Dutt: Labour, Revolutionary Organisation and the Question of ‘Love’" on Wednesday, 24.04.19 at 16:30 in CATS room 110.00.06. Further information is available on the poster.

Posted on 17 Apr 2019
Department Breakfast on 24 April 2019
 
We cordially invite all students of the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures to our DEPARTMENT BREAKFAST on 24 April 2019, 10 am in our department on the second floor of the new CATS (Voßstrasse 2, building 4130, 69115 Heidelberg).
With a buffet with coffee and snacks, we want to start in the new semester comfortably and to inaugurate the new premises solemnly.
 

Posted on 15 Apr 2019
New open access journal Dastavezi: The Audio-Visual South Asia
CrossAsia recently published the first volume of the new open access journal Dastavezi: The Audio-Visual South Asia. It is a journal for scholars and filmmakers, filmmakers as scholars, and filmmaking scholars working on regional and transregional South Asia. The journal provides a platform for linking audio-visual and scholarly practice from and on South Asia.  
Dastavezi is an open-access archive of audio-visual knowledge. By providing films published in the journal with Digital Object Identifier (DOI) numbers, Dastavezi encourages filmmakers and scholars working on South Asia to cite documentary film as a legitimate source of academic production. Furthermore, it aims to make the films accessible to audiences beyond the structures of the market domain.   Please find further information here:
The first issue includes an introduction by the main editors (Max Kramer and Jürgen Schaflechner) and films and essays by:    
  • Fathima Nizaruddin. My Mother’s Daughter (19:05). Delhi.  
  • Mahera Omar. Perween Rahman: The Rebel Optimist (1:06:57). Karachi.
  • Yaminay Chaudhri. Mera Karachi Mobile Cinema (22:22). Karachi.
  • Aditya Basu. Kaifiyat (8:13). Mumbai.
Posted on 06 Mar 2019

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