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Centre for Modern Indian Studies

Dr. Karin Klenke
Waldweg 26
37073 Göttingen
Tel.: +49 551 39-19636/19810
Fax: +49 551 39-14215

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Prof. Dr. Srirupa Roy at the Herrenhäuser Forum of VolkswagenFoundation

Srirupa (1) Herrenhäuser Forum der VolkswagenStiftung"India's Way to Independence" was the topic at the Herrenhäuser Forum for contemporary history on June 5, 2015. Political scientist Prof. Dr. Srirupa Roy from CeMIS gave a talk and discussed with Prof. Dr. Gita Dharampal-Frick from the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University and the journalist Jürgen Webermann the role Gandhi played and still plays for the Indian self-image, the relationship between India and Great Britain today, and where the nuclear power Nation India is heading at the beginning of the 21st century. Here you can listen to the podcast of the event.

© picture: Vivian Rutsch for VolkswagenFoundation

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow Dr. Sumeet Mhaskar meets German Federal President Joachim Gauck

Sumeet AvHDr. Sumeet Mhaskar from CeMIS participated in the annual meeting organised by the Humboldt Foundation in Berlin. Around 600 research fellows and research award winners from all disciplines and countries were invited with their families to attend the annual meeting. The meeting offered an opportunity to exchange views with representatives of the foreign missions and to hold discussions with members of the Foundation's Board of Governors, the Selection Committees and the Humboldt Foundation's staff. The highlight of this meeting was the traditional reception given by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck for all participants. Read more ...

"An Ordinary Election" - Lalit Vachani's new film

Wide Eye Film LalitLalit Vachani from CeMIS has published his new film "An Ordinary Election". He tells the story of an Indian election campaign from up-close - an intimate ground-up perspective of the anxieties, ambitions, struggles, and intrigues from the electoral battleground in Delhi from August to December 2013.

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