Talk on ‘Constitutionalizing India: an Ideational Project’ by Professor Bidyut Chakrabarty, University of Delhi on 29th January (Monday) at SAI Room 317. See detail here.


Workshop on 'Governing India' 7th-8th May 2017. Venue: Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg
This workshop invites policy-makers, public intellectuals, technocrats and scholars who have engaged with governance in India to reflect and discuss on how India executes its governance. For attending this workshop see details here. 


Call for PhD Applications

Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute at the Heidelberg University, Germany invites applications for outstanding students to apply for two doctoral positions for the duration of three years under the European Union Marie Curie Fellowship programme. See details here .

Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Special Lecture Series, New Delhi, India 21 March 2017

Dr. Himanshu Jha, Lecturer and Research Fellow in the department of Political Science at SAI, delivered a talk on "The Right to Information Act from a Federal Perspective: Accountability at the State and local levels" at the Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Institute of Social Sciences.

Book Launch in Singapore

On March 2, 2017, the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore held a book launch of Kautilya’s Arthashastra: an Intellectual Portrait – Classical Roots of Modern Politics in India (Nomos) by Subrata Mitra and Michael Liebig. Prof. Mitra is Director, ISAS, and Emeritus at the Department of Political Science, South Asia Insitute (SAI), Heidelberg University, Dr. Liebig is lecturer at the department. See detail here.

Rethinking Stakeholder Participation: In Global Governance

Professor Rahul Mukherji, Dr Himanshu Jha and Meah Mostafiz (PhD Candidate at SAI) presented a co-authored paper on India and Bangladesh in Climate Change Finance: From Structural Conflict to Embedded Liberalism at a workshop on “Rethinking Stakeholder Participation in Global Governance: Challenges and Reforms in Financial and Health Institutions” held from 2-3 March in Burghausen, Bavaria. The workshop was co-organized by the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (CTEI) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and Hochschule für Politik/Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technischen Universität München (TUM). The paper is part of the ongoing project on ‘Rethinking Stakeholder Participation’ sponsored by the Swiss Network for International Studies. Department of Political Science at SAI is one of the partners in this project.


South Asia in World Politics Working Group

Professor Rahul Mukherji helped launch the South Asia in World Politics Section of the International Studies Association at the Association’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore between February 21 and 25, 2017.

As one of the chairs of the South Asia in World Politics Working Group he attended the working group meetings and chaired the last session that discussed the future of the section. The South Asia section will highlight the importance of the region in international studies.

Talk on ‘Local Elections in Uttar Pradesh: Caste, Money and Violence’ by Dr. Siddhartha Mukerji, Assistant Professor at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow and Baden Württemberg Fellow, SAI. 23rd January (Monday) SAI Room 316. See detail here.


Talk on 'Party Switching in India: Understanding the downside of Indian democracy' by Professor K C Suri, University of Hyderabad and Baden Württemberg Fellow at SAI. 16th January (Monday) SAI Room 316. See detail here.


Talk on 'Right to Information a Viable Institution: the case of Bihar, India' by Dr. Himanshu Jha, Lecturer and Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, SAI, Universität Heidelberg at SAI. 9th January (Monday) SAI Room 316. See details here.





Rahul Mukherji, Governance reform in a weak state: Thirty years of Indian experience. Read the article in Governance

Subarta K.Mitra and Michael Liebig, Kautilya's Arthashastra: An Intellectual Portrait -Classical Roots of Modern Politics in India. See details here.

Michael Liebig and Saurabh Mishra (eds.), The Arthashastra in a Transcultural Perspective: Comparing Kautilya with Sun-Zi, Nizam al- Mulk, Barani and Machiavelli. See details here.



Politikwissenschaft Südasiens


Prof. Rahul Mukherji, Ph.D. (Columbia) 


Prof. em. Subrata K. Mitra, Ph.D. (Rochester, USA)



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