South Asian Students in Berlin during World War I and the Interwar Period


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”.

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