Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Neusprachliche Südasienstudien


Course: Transnational social change, secularism, identity and islamization: the example of Bangladesh
The course will discuss social change, ‘modernity’ and identity theories. Socio-cultural and intellectual history of tensions and conflicts between secularism, ‘modernity’ and the political Islam in East Pakistan/Bangladesh will be described.

Dr. rer. pol. Dieter Reinhardt, Rhine Waal University for Applied Sciences
Time: Tuesdays, 4-6pm
Place: INF 330, room 316

Posted on 09 Apr 2018
Interview with Hans Harder
Interview with Hans Harder on Bengali studies and connected topics, appeared in Sushil Saha's collection of interviews, "kathar gharbari", Kolkata 2017, in Bengali language.

Posted on 22 Feb 2018
Congratulations to Johanna Hahn
Congratulations to Johanna Hahn for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation! The viva voce on her work titled "Die Stadt in der modernen Hindi-Literatur (ca. 1970-2010)" (The City in modern Hindi Literature, c. 1970-2010) with her supervisors, Hans Harder and Christiane Brosius, was marked magna cum laude.
Posted on 22 Feb 2018
New publication: Hinglaj Devi
Dr Jürgen Schaflechner's first book, "Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan" has appeared with Oxford University Press!

This Heidelberg PhD dissertation of 2014 (examiners: Hans Harder, William Sax) was marked summa cum laude and is "the first monograph to address the beliefs and practices of Hindus in today's Islamic Republic of Pakistan" (cf. publisher's blurb)
Posted on 22 Feb 2018
Bengali Summer School 2018
The Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, South Asia Institute, offers beginners’ and advanced courses in Bengali.

: 15 - 30 August 2018

Registration deadline: 31 May 2018
Course fee: 200 Euros
Accommodation fee: ca. 250-300 Euros

Posted on 25 Jan 2018

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