Berlin Geographical Papers

Berlin Geographical Papers (since Volume 36; before titled ‘Occasional Papers Geographie’)

Berlin Geographical Papers series attempts to publish scientific results from ongoing research projects at the Centre for Development Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin. The regional research focus is directed on Asia, and more specifically on South and Central Asia. The results are related to geographical development studies in a broader sense. The series aims to make research findings accessible to an interested public without delay and as open source.

Geographien Südasiens

The series “Geographien Südasiens”, edited by the board members of the Study Group, makes the timely publication of current research possible and gives insights in the broad expertise of the Study Group’s members. It comprises extended abstracts that build on conferences papers presented at the annual conferences. It is also possible to publish theses and themed issues in this series. Anyone interested in publications please contact:

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Neue Hallesche Berichte

Neue Hallesche Berichte
Quellen und Studien zur Geschichte und Gegenwart Südindiens [New Halle Reports. Sources and Studies on Historical and Contemporary South India]

Edited by Michael Bergunder and Daniel Cyranka on behalf of the Francke Foundations in Halle

The relations between the Francke Foundations and India go back to the early days of the Foundations. With the Danish-English-Halle Mission, the first mission of the Protestant church, the Foundations established contact with South India from 1706 on and published the missionaries’ reports, the “Hallesche Berichte”, between 1710 and 1772. The “Neue Hallesche Berichte”, published from 1999 on, aim at promoting contemporary scholarly studies of traditional relations with India. The series’ topics, developed in conference reports, monographs and critical editions of sources, include Dravidology, popular religion, the history of Christianity, the history of Hinduism, and the religion and culture of South India.