This list consists of 2073 Dissertations related to India which were submitted in German universities during 1783 – 2013. The Dissertations are listed in a chronological order. The individual entries consist of author, title, edition, publisher, format, ISBN, cover and price, description or comments, keywords, subject area and related works. Although the earliest entry dates back to 1783, data from 1700 (up to and including 2013) have been included in the search. The data were taken from the catalogue of the Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen (SUB), the volumes of the “Jahresverzeichnisse der at deutschen Hochschulen eingereichten Schriften” and the catalogue of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (DNB).
The list was compiled by Stefan Tetzlaff and Monja Hofmann. In addition to dissertations published at German universities, the list also includes individual results from universities in the German-speaking countries of Austria and Switzerland.
This list gives a detailed insight into documents contained in the Joachim-Heidrich-Nachlass.
The collector Joachim Heidrich (1930–2004) studied Ethnology (Volkskunde) with a focus on Indology and successfully finished his dissertation in 1958. From 1973 to 1981 he held several portfolios for the GDR’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including different positions at the embassy in New Delhi and that of the Consulate General of the GDR in Calcutta. From 1981–1989, he worked at the Central Institute of History (Zentralinstitut für Geschichte) followed by the Institute for Universal History (Institut für Allgemeine Geschichte) at the Academy of Sciences (Akademie der Wissenschaften) of the GDR. After this, and until 1995, he worked at ZMO’s predecessor institution, the Forschungsschwerpunkt Moderner Orient. Since the collection of the Heidrich-Nachlass is not searchable through the ZMO database, this list is an essential tool for the search of documents in this collection.
The list is linked to the MIDA Archival Reflexicon article „Tracing, Cataloguing, Indexing: Reflections on the Joachim and Petra Heidrich papers in the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient Archive“ by Anandita Bajpai.
For a thematic overwiew of the collection, see the Bestandsbeschreibung in the MIDA database. (forthcoming)
This list contains detailed information regarding all India-related recordings and documents in the Lautarchiv of the Humboldt University, Berlin. The list was compiled during the incorporation of the archive into the MIDA database.
Due to the historic, political and scientific context in which these recordings were made, the original focus of the documentation negates the individuality of the speaker and is therefore considered a ‘sensitive collection’ (See the MIDA-Reflexicon article by Jürgen‑K. Mahrenholz). To counteract this objectification the items of the list in the .pdf version were sorted alphabetically by name of (main) speaker/singer. To enable further forms of presentation (i.e. chronologically by date of recording, sorted by language), a sortable Excel list is also made available.
The language descriptions given in the list were extracted from the title of the recording and where necessary from the inscription on the sound carrier. The language actually spoken in the recording might differ in some circumstances.
The conservation status of the physical sound carrier is not contained in this list, since the whole remaining collection is available at the archive as digital copy (.wav / .mp3). If work on the physical sound carrier is required it is advisable to check the condition of the medium in the archive’s database.
The date is displayed in the format YYYY-MM-DD.
The list is linked to the MIDA Archival Reflexicon article “Südasiatische Sprach- und Musikaufnahmen im Lautarchiv der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin” by Jürgen‑K. Mahrenholz. (forthcoming)
This list gives a detailed insight into documents related to Kunwar Mohammad Ashraf, an Indian Marxist intellectual and a visiting professor of Medieval Indian history and culture at the Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin, in the Horst Krüger papers housed in the archive of the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin. The collector, Horst Krüger (17.8.1920 – 11.3.1989) studied History and German Studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From 1957 to 1959, he was a cultural consultant at the Trade Representation of the German Democratic Republic (henceforth GDR) in India. The time spent in India inspired his lifelong scholarship on the country. From 1960, he started working on the history of India at the Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR /AdW (Academy of Sciences of the GDR). His main research focus was on the Indian National Movement and its relations with the international labor movement. The files related to K.M. Ashraf occupy a distinct and important space in the Krüger Papers, and can be seen as a graphic illustration of entangled India-GDR histories.
The list is linked to the MIDA Archival Reflexicon article “Entangled Ideas: K. M Ashraf, Horst Krüger and New Indology in the German Democratic Republic” by Razak Khan.
List of Non-Fiction films produced by DEFA in the German Democratic Republic, 1946–1989. Collections of the Progress Film Archive, Berlin
This list maps the presence of India in the non-fiction films produced by DEFA in East Germany and later in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) between 1946 and 1989. These films are housed in the archive of Progress, which was the only film distributor of the GDR. Progress was one of the oldest and largest German film distributors, that was founded on the 1st of August 1950, as a German-Soviet company in East Berlin. These films present India from the GDR’s perspective, as a former colonial nation that was trying to move forward on the path of industrial development, democracy and social progress. In this collection, which mainly consists of the newsreel films, Der Augenzeuge (The Eyewitness), India is given a prominent place. The films cast crucial insights on Indian society and polity, but also India’s role and significance in the contemporary geopolitical scenario of the Cold War, from the GDR’s perspective. The film material is not only useful for its historical and political content, but also for its cinematic interventions. The list also includes some GDR documentary films that solely focused on India. In these films, we see an entanglement of histories, perspectives, interests and cinematic gazes between, but not limited to, India and GDR.
This list provides information about Indian students in Berlin, which is housed in the archive of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. It incorporates an un-catalogued selection of student cards, Ausländerkartei Indien, 1928–1938, which were assembled prior to the archive’s digitization project. These enrollment cards are an important source of information about Indian students who registered with the Deutsches Institut für Ausländer (German Institute for Foreigners) for study-related issues, particularly German language-learning. The cards provide details such as the full name, nationality, area of studies pursued, postal address in Berlin and the residential address of the student concerned in India.
The list is linked to the MIDA Archival Reflexicon article “Entangled Institutional and Affective Archives of South Asian Muslim Students in Germany”.