Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies


6th July 2018: 8th & 9th Humboldt India Project Lecture

This Friday, the 6th of July, the Department of South Asian Studies, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin cordially invites you to the exciting back-to-back –


8th and 9th Humboldt India Project (HIP) Lectures

14:15 – 16:00 hrs.– 8th HIP LECTURE

A vast sea of slums’: From tenement to zopadpatti in 20th century Bombay

Dr. Nikhil Rao (Darmouth College)


16:15 – 18:00 hrs.– 9th HIP LECTURE

Urban Sociability: Indian Coffee House in the Middle Decades of the 20th century

Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)


18:00 hrs. onwards

Drinks and Snacks


For the abstracts and other details, please do see the poster attached! Please forward this call to all who may be interested.

All those interested are welcome to attend. We encourage students to join! 

For any questions please contact us at


WHEN? Friday, 6th of JULY, 2018, 14:15-18:00 hrs.  

WHERE? Department of South Asia Studies, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Invalidenstr. 118, Room: 217.


HIP lecture 1HIP lecture 2


The goal of the quarterly Humboldt India Project workshops is to provide a platform for the South Asia competence of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and other academic institutes in Berlin. 

Beginning with the first workshop in 2012, it has functioned as an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of individual projects. 

For past events please see

28th Workshop of HIP - Programme/Abstracts

Dear all,

the Department of South Asian Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin cordially invites you to the


28th Workshop of the Humboldt India Project (HIP)


Friday, 8th February, 2019
2:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.


Department of South Asian Studies
Institute of Asian and African Studies
Invalidenstr. 118, Room 217 (2nd Floor)

2:15-3:30 pm


University of Kansas/Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

Pedagogical Spaces of Development: Western Architects in Postcolonial Pakistan


3:30-3:45 pm

Coffee/Tea Break


3:45-5:00 pm


Seminar für Südasienstudien, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

The Danish-British botanist Nathaniel Wallich (1786-1854), his German network and colonialism


5:00-6:15 pm


Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen

Gender Practices in Performance Arts: A study based on the trans-regional practice of Kalaripayattu, a martial art of South Asia


6:15 pm onwards

Drinks and Snacks


Please forward the programme to those who may be interested.
No registration necessary. Students are encouraged to attend.

For more information see the attachments.

Anandita Bajpai, Dept. of South Asia Studies, IAAW, Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin/Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient