Europeans have always been fascinated by India. For example — they searched for allies, spices and wealth, believed to recognize paradisiacal wonders or cruel monsters, awaited wise people or ignorant pagans with strange rites. The seminar will be devoted to the partly contradictory perception of India since the 18th century. The focus will be on German and English letters, reports and travelogues. Questions to be asked include travel motivation and living conditions, the interests of different people and social groups, constants and changes in the images of India and the reception and processing of reports in Europe and India.
Instructor: Tobias Delfs.
Date/Time/Location: Thursdays, 11.04.2019 to 11.07.2019, 12:00 to 14:00 o’clock. At Edison Höfe — 217 Invalidenstraße 118 (I118).