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Prof. Gerrit Kloss
Posted on 05 Feb 2021
Online International Conference [MHRD-SPARC Supported], 15-17 March, 2021
Online International Conference [MHRD-SPARC Supported] on:

Language Ideologies and the 'Vernacular' in South Asian Colonial and Post-colonial Literature(s) and Public Spheres 

Organized by Prof. Nishat Zaidi and Dr. Saroj K. Mahananda (English Dept, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi) and Prof. Hans Harder and Dr. Jürgen Schaflechner (Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, SAI/CATS, Heidelberg University)

15-17 March, 2021
Posted on 21 Jan 2021
Vishwa Hindi Divas 2021
Vishwa Hindi Divas 2021 celebration on
Friday 15th January 2021 from 14.00 – 17.00
A webinar with lectures on the topic:
Remembering Phanishwarnath Renu in his Birth Centenary Year
Greeting speech by Prof. Hans Harder (14:10)
Lecture by Gautam Liu (15:00)

Doctor Devta. Some remarks on the apotheosis of
a Western-trained physician in Renus novel Maila

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Organized by the Department of Indology and Tibetan Studies, University of Göttingen and the Department of Linguistics and
Philology, University of Uppsala in collaboration with the Tagore Centre (TTC), Cultural Wing of the Embassy
of India, Berlin and Literaturforum Indien e.V., Adenau, sponsored by Indian Council of Cultural Relations

Posted on 15 Jan 2021
Mythos und Moloch by Johanna Hahn
CrossAsia-eBooks has published Mythos und Moloch: Die Metropole in der modernen Hindi-Literatur (ca.1970-2010) by Johanna Hahn.  The study Mythos und Moloch examines Hindi urban literature in the period between 1970 and the present. Using popular myths such as the "deceptive city" (māyāvī śahar), characters such as the flaneur and places such as the tea stall, it shows how regional-language narratives form an interface between global and national discourses and local worlds of experience.

Posted on 09 Dec 2020
Festschrift in honour of Rahul Peter Das

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).
Wege durchs Labyrinth contains contributions in German and English by colleagues, students and companions of Professor Das. The essays collected in this volume reflect different thematic focuses many of which reverberate topics which Professor Das himself has worked on. 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.

Posted on 07 Dec 2020

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