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Start of the lecture series "Bangladesh Studies – Culture, Politics, Migration"
The topic of the first (video) event of the new SAI lecture series "Bangladesh Studies - Culture, Politics, Migration" on Thursday, April 15, 4.15pm - 6pm (CET), is "Socio-cultural Developments and Women´s Rights in the Bangladesh Diaspora". Mr. Hamidul Khan (founder of Immigrant Book Fair/Frankfurt a.M., publisher: "Rokeya. The most important women´s rights activist of Bangladesh and India", Bertugan Publishing House, Dec. 2020) and Ms. Eshita Binte Shirin Nazrul (PhD student, Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn) will be the speakers. You can download the poster here.
Posted on 08 Apr 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
Open Discussion: Politicial and Social conflicts and Human Rights in Bangladesh
In Bangladesh politicial and social conflicts, security forces actions particularly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and media policies of the government involve diverse forms of severe human rights violations. More than 800.000 Rohingya refugees live in very harsh conditions in Southeast Bangladesh since several years. Ms Hana Shams Ahmed (Anthropologist, York University, Canada; International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission), Mr Jyotirmoy Barua (Lawyer, Supreme Court Bangladesh) and Mr Bernhard Hertlein (ai, Bangladesh-Co group, Germany) will discuss these issues at an event on Monday, 21th Ocotber 2019, at the South Asia Institute (SAI/Center for Asian Transcultural Studies/CATS).
After their short statements an open discussion will follow moderated by Dr. Cathrine Bublatzky (Ass. Prof., Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies) and Dr. Dieter Reinhardt (Ass. Member, South Asia Institute).

Date/Time: Monday, 21.10.2019; 2.15pm – 3.45pm
Venue: Room 120.01.10 SR,
            CATS/Centre for East Asian Studies (ZO), Voßstr. 2

The poster is available here

Posted on 08 Oct 2019
Lecture from Dr Pankaj Parashar
The Department of South Asian Languages and Literatures cordially invites to the lecture by Dr. Pawan Surana (Emeritus Professor for German language and literature at the University of Rajasthan) on "Indienbilder deutscher Denker". The lecture will take place on Friday, November 30, 2018, 2 pm in room 214. Further information is available here.
Posted on 03 Dec 2018

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