Based on the focussed research and its presentation a text of 15-20 pages has to be submitted before April 5th, 2022. This paper can be written in German or in English. It has to conform to academic standards.
The grade is based 50% on the presentation as well as on the active participation in discussions during the course and 50% on the quality of the final academic text.
Basic knowledge of South Asian geography, history and culture as well as the ability to read and communicate in English are essential.
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