Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Neusprachliche Südasienstudien
SAI|Südasien-Institut

Doctoral dissertations

Current doctoral theses

First Supervisor

Farha Noor - Working Title: Emotional Manifestations of Otium in Modern Bangla and Urdu Prose

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Jolita Zabarskaite - ‘Greater India’ and the Indian Expansionist Imagination, c. 1885-1965

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Judhajit Sarkar - The Formation of Transcultural Consciousness: The Progressive-Modernist Conjuncture in South Asian Poetry (1930s-1950s)

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Chaiti Basu - Panchu Thakur: Indranath Bandyopadhyay’s Response to the Colonial Cultural Encounter in 19th Century Bengal

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Elizaveta Ilves - Text-image relations in Colonial Bengal

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Second Supervisor

Aniruddha Kar - The Politics of Remembering: Practices of Musealization and Archivization the Partition of India (1947)

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Valentina Barnabei - Eviction, relocation, and negotiation. Urban-rural and gendered migration to and within Delhi from a literary perspective

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Finished theses

Daniela Cappello - Obscenity and Desecration: Practices of Dissent in the Bengali Hungry Generation movement of 1960s

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Oyndrila Sarkar - The Great Trigonometrical Survey of India and the Mapping of Spaces in Assam 1830-1890

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Arian Hopf - Die Dynamiken des Religionsbegriffs im kolonialzeitlichen Südasien - Eine Untersuchung der Aligarh-Bewegung und ihrer Auseinandersetzung mit christlicher Mission und Wissenschaft (Arbeitstitel)

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Johanna Hahn - Die Großstadt in der modernen Hindi-Literatur (1970 bis 2010)

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Dhrupadi Chattopadhyay - Of Myths and Modernities: Literature by the Christian Converts of Nineteenth-Century Bengal

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Sukla Chatterjee - Gazing across the Divide in the Days of the Raj: The Imperial and the Colonized Women's Viewing of the 'Other’

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Jürgen Schaflechner - Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan

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Max Stille - Poetics of Popular Preaching: Waz Mahfils in Contemporary Bangladesh

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Postdoctoral projects


Research projects

Globalisation, Mobility and Migration

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

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Gauging Cultural Asymmetries: Asian Satire and the Search for Identity in the Era of Colonialism and Imperialism

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Engaging with Transcultural Public Spheres: The Case of Tamil-Speaking Muslims in Colonial Singapore

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Court Rituals in the Princely State of Jaipur and their Current Revival

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Praktisches Lehrbuch des Hindi

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Cooperation with the Urban History Documentation Archive of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC)

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Borders, Rituals and Reflexivity

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Creation of a Hindi Database containing internet newspapers and literature from all epochs

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