Ger­man archi­ves offer a rich spec­trum of sources rela­ted to modern Indian histo­ry and a pos­si­bi­li­ty for deve­lo­ping new rese­arch direc­tions in the domain of trans­na­tio­nal his­to­ries and his­to­ri­cal com­pa­ri­son through an explo­ra­ti­on of the histo­ry of Indo-Ger­man ent­an­gle­ments. The­se sources can also offer scho­l­ars the pos­si­bi­li­ty of acqui­ring new rese­arch per­spec­tives, inde­ed a new lens, for enga­ging with modern Indian histo­ry by not sole­ly prio­ri­ti­zing Bri­tish colo­ni­al archi­ves. The MIDA-Archi­val Gui­de, which accom­pa­nies the project’s online data­ba­se, is an open-access forum for refle­xi­ve dis­cus­sions on the rich India-rela­ted hol­dings of Ger­man archi­ves. One of the main objec­tives of the Archi­val Gui­de is to reflect on how the turn towards ent­ang­led trans­na­tio­nal and glo­bal his­to­ries not only rai­ses new theo­re­ti­cal ques­ti­ons, but also con­fronts us with metho­do­lo­gi­cal issu­es on the rela­ti­ons­hip bet­ween ent­ang­led his­to­ries and archi­ves. At the same time, it is a site for acqui­ring com­pre­hen­si­ve over­views of India-rela­ted archi­val hol­dings of Ger­man archi­ves for spe­ci­fic the­mes.

Texte des Archivführers:

A. Bajpai: Intro­duc­tion

A. Bajpai: Tra­cing, Cata­lo­guing, Index­ing – Reflec­tions on the Joa­chim and Petra Heid­rich papers in the Leib­niz-Zen­trum Moder­nen Ori­ent Archi­ve

A. Bena­tar:  Die Bezie­hun­gen zwi­schen Paki­stan und der DDR bis 1973

A. Bena­tar: Her­bert Fischer – Eine deutsch-indi­sche Ver­flech­tungs­bio­gra­fie

M. Chris­tof-Füchs­le – Quel­len zu den Mys­o­re-Krie­gen (1766–1799) aus deut­schen Archi­ven

M. Mann: Diet­rich Bran­dis (1824–1907) – Bota­ni­ker und Begrün­der der tro­pi­schen

M. Mann: Wald­wirt­schaft und Forst­wis­sen­schaft in Bri­tisch-Indi­en

R. Khan: Ent­ang­led Ide­as: K. M Ashraf, Horst Krü­ger and New Indo­lo­gy in the Ger­man Demo­cra­tic Repu­blic

R. Khan: Ent­ang­led Insti­tu­tio­nal and Affec­tive Archi­ves of South Asi­an Mus­lim Stu­dents in Ger­ma­ny