Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Neusprachliche Südasienstudien


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
Documentary film "Thrust into Heaven"
Dr. Jürgen Schaflechner's documentary film Thrust into Heaven published. Trailer available on Youtube: Navigating around stereotypes of Islam and non-Muslim belonging in Pakistan, the film showcases instances of so-called “forced conversion” of Hindu girls to Islam.
Posted on 18 Jan 2018
Welcome to Dr A. Sean Pue
The South Asia Institute, Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, welcomes Dr A. Sean Pue as visiting fellow until summer 2018. Dr Pue is associate professor of Hindi Language and South Asian Literature and Culture at Michigan State University.
Posted on 07 Nov 2017

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