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Publication by Max Stille

Heidelberg University Publishing recently published the book „Religion and Aesthetic Experience - Drama – Sermons – Literature“, edited by Sabine Dorpmüller, Jan Scholz, Max Stille and Ines Weinrich. Max Stille is a former PhD student at the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures of the SAI. He also contributed an article to the volume titled „Between the Numinous and the Melodramatic: Poetics of Heightened Feelings in Bengali Islamic Sermons“. Further information is available here.





Posted on 23 Jan 2019
Publication "Im Labyrinth" by Sara Rai
Draupadi recently published the book "Im Labyrinth" by Sara Rai (author, translator and journalist). Johanna Hahn (former PhD student at the South Asia Institute) translated the book from Hindi and wrote the epilogue. More information is available here.



Posted on 16 Jan 2019
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.




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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
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

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