Category: Focus Areas

Education and Learning

From its early days, education and pedagogy in South Asia has been the core area of research of the Max Weber Forum for South Asian Studies (MWF Delhi). The very first project, conducted by a Transnational Research Group formed by scholars from India, Germany and the UK, explored the connections...

Economy and Knowledge

This focus area emphasizes the study of interactions between South Asian economies and societies, especially from interdisciplinary perspectives that combine historical with sociological and anthropological perspectives. Highlighting the social, cultural, and informational embeddedness of economic behaviour, research within this focus area seeks to develop a nuanced understanding of the diversity...

Knowledge Production, Circulation, and Medialization

This focus area encompasses both the production and circulation of knowledges as well as their medialization. It addresses the topic of knowledges not from the top-down approach of its imparting or attestation, but by exploring the processes and structures of its study, and its flow across societies in South Asia...

Beyond our focus areas – Open to Initiatives

In line with its mandate to serve as a bridge between scholarly communities studying the South Asian region, research at MWFSAS reaches beyond the research profile and focus areas listed above. Providing a platform for German research and research cooperation in South Asia with South Asia, we welcome initiatives from...

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