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Deepra Dandekar

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Akademischer Steckbrief: 

Post-doctoral Researcher at the Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context', University of Heidelberg (2012 - 2015).

Ph.D. (2010) in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology from the Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute, Pune (India).

DAAD Doctoral Fellowship (2007-2008) to the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg (Germany).

Interdisciplinary Diploma in Women’s Studies (2003) from the University of Pune (India).

M.Phil (1999) in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology from Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute, Pune (India)

M.A (1997) in History from the University of Delhi (India).

B.A (1995) in History (Hons) from St. Stephen's College, the University of Delhi (India).


Forschungsinteressen: 
  • South Asian Studies (India)
  • Religious Studies (Hinduism, Sufism and Christian missions in India)
  • History of the 19th and 20th century in India
  • Gender/ Women’s Studies
  • Postcolonialism and Minority Studies
  • Literature and Media studies

Ausgewählte Literatur: 

Monographs:

Dandekar, D. 2016. Boundaries and Motherhood: Ritual and Reproduction in Rural Maharashtra. Zubaan Books, New Delhi.

Journal Articles:

Dandekar, D. 2018. "Translation and the Christian Conversion of Women in Colonial India: Rev. Sheshadri and Bala Sundarabai Thakur". South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 41(2):366-83.

Dandekar, D. 2017. "A Narrative of Satvai Affliction in Rural Maharashtra". Asian Ethnology 76(2): 235-59.

Dandekar, D. 2016. “Grey Literature at the Dargāh of Pīr Bābar Sheikh at Hātis”. Pantheon: Journal for the Study of Religions 11 (1): 121-135.

Dandekar, D. 2015/ 2016. “Muṃbaī ke Aulīyā: The Sufi Saints Makhdoom Ali Mahimi (Mumbai) and Hajji Malang (Mumbai-Kalyan) in Songs and Hagiography”. Zeitschrift für Indologie und Südasienstudien 32/33: 233-255.

Dandekar, D. 2014. “Childlessness and Empathetic Relationships”. The Oriental Anthropologist 14:123-139.

Dandekar, D. 2014. “Preserving Traditional Healing: Some Political Questions”. Economic and Political Weekly. 49 (43-44) pp. 19-22.

Dandekar, D. and A. 2011. “The Satvai and Settlement Pattern in Rural Western Maharashtra”. South Asian Studies 27:221-224.

Encyclopedia Articles:

Dandekar, D. 2018. "Caste" (pp. 321-324). In Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture across History (ed. Susan De-Gaia). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. 

Dandekar, D. 2018. "Devadasis" (pp. 326-328). In Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture across History (ed. Susan De-Gaia). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. 

Dandekar, D. 2018. "Household Shrines" (pp. 343-345). In Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture across History (ed. Susan De-Gaia). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. 

Dandekar, D. 2018. "Ideals of Womanhood" (pp. 345-348). In Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture across History (ed. Susan De-Gaia). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

Edited Books:

Dandekar, D. and T. Tschacher (eds). 2016. Islam, Sufism and Everyday Politics in South Asia. London: Routledge.

Book Chapters:

Dandekar, D. 2018. "Refugees in India After 1947". In Similar but Different: Inclusion and Exclusion of Immigrant Communities Sharing Similar Cultural Backgrounds with their Host Societies (eds. Bouju and Edel). Population Europe Discussion Paper Series Number 8, pp. 61-66. Population Europe: Berlin.

Dandekar, D. 2017. “Margins or Centre? Konkani Sufis, India and ‘Arabastan’” in Area Studies at the Crossroads. Knowledge Production after the Mobility Turn. Edited by K. Mielke & A.-K. Hornidge. Pp 141-156. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Dandekar, D. 2016. “Abdul Kader Mukadam: Political Opinions and a Genealogy of Marathi Intellectual and Muslim Progressivism”, in Islam, Sufism and Everyday Politics of Belonging in South Asia. Edited by Deepra Dandekar and Torsten Tschacher, pp. 177-195. London: Routledge.

Dandekar, D. 2016. “The Baaravi Ritual, Clan and Ancestor Worship”, in Childbirth and its Accompanying Rituals. Edited by Gabriele Alex and Karin Polit. Pp. 128-143. Heidelberg: Draupadi Verlag.

Dandekar, D. 2015. “Women’s Śakti and the Satvāī, a Folk Goddess of Childbirth in Maharashtra”, in Sakti in Indian Archaeology, Art, Literature and Philosophy. Edited by K.S. Rege, S.A. Pandit, S. Jeswani and R. Sabnis, pp. 179-188. New Delhi: Agam Kala Prakashan.

Dandekar, D. 2009. "Satvai and the Lives of Women in Ghodegaon," in Liebe, Sexualität, Ehe und Partnerschaft - Paradigmen im Wandel. Edited by M. R. Roswitha Badry, Karin Steiner, pp. 281-292. Freiburg: Fördergemeinschaft wissenschaftlicher Publikationen von Frauen.