Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Südasienstudien

Marina Rimscha

Marina Rimscha
© Marina Rimscha
  • Hindi language and literature

  • Dalit literature and performing arts

  • Adivasi literature

  • Diversity in Indian languages and literatures

  • Executive editor of the YouTube channel ON PAGE ON STAGE which covers the series of events organized by the AHRC-funded initiative On Page and on Stage: Celebrating Dalit and Adivasi Literatures and Performing Arts (2020-22) as well as the webinar series Open Borders for Adivasi and Dalit literature and Performing Arts (since 2020).

  • Member of the Network Writing Analyzing Translating Dalit Literature.

  • Since 2020: Co-convener of the webinar series Open Borders, with Dr Nicole Thiara, co-director of the Postcolonial Studies Centre at Nottingham Trent University, UK, and Dr Judith Misrahi-Barak, research center EMMA at Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3.

  • April 2017: Hindi language expert for the Israeli Center for Libraries, Bnei Brak, Israel.

  • Since 2016: Research associate of Prof. Ayelet Ben Yishai in ISF project, University of Haifa.

  • Since 2011: Hindi lecturer, India-Indonesia Program, Hebrew University, Israel.

  • Since 2010: Ph.D. University of Bonn, Germany, South Asian Studies; Working title “Social Activism as Narrative Strategy: Text and Subtext in Hindi Dalit Autobiographies”.

  • Jun.–Aug. 2010: Member of the organization team of the 21. ECMSAS (European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies), University of Bonn, Germany.

  • Feb.—Apr. 2010: Hindi teacher, intensive course, Institute for Linguistics and Philology, University of Uppsala, Sweden.

  • Sept. 2008: Hindi teacher, intensive course, Institute of Indology, University of Bonn, Germany.

  • 2007–2008: Teaching and research assistant at the Institute of Indology, University of Bonn, Germany.

  • 2007: M.A. University of Bonn, Germany, Magistra Artium in Indology, Tibetology and Comparative Studies of Religion, 2005.

  • 2004–2005 Student assistant to Dr. Aparna Rao in DFG project “Eco Ethics of the Bishnoi in Western Rajasthan”, Institute of Ethnology, University of Cologne, Germany.

  • 2021: “Construction of a Buddhist Identity for Dalits in Tulsi Ram’s Autobiography”. In: Das alles hier. Festschrift für Konrad Klaus zum 65. Geburtstag, U. Niklas, H. W. Wessler, P. Wyclic, S. Zimmer (Eds.), CrossAsia-eBooks, Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg. 287–299.

  • 2018: “Beauty Lies in the Eyes of the Beholder: on Tulsiram’s Autobiography”. In: Dalit Assertion and its Space in Literature, S. K. Sonker (ed.), Yash Publishers & Distributors, Delhi: 223–237.

  • 2013: “Selbst schuld. Unberührbarkeit im Hindu-Recht”. In: Südasien 33: Jahrgang Nr. 1, 17–20.

  • 2011: “Doppelt verflucht. Zur Autobiografie von Kausalya Baisantri”. In: Südasien 31. Jahrgang Nr. 4: 4–7.

  • 2008: “Candalas und Dalits, Unberührbare in Indien einst und heute3333333”. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrücken. Monograph. 83 pages.

  • 2006: “Leichenzug” (German translation of the short story “Śavyātrā” by Omprakash Valmiki) co-translated with Dr. Heinz Werner Wessler and Reinhold Schein in Südasien Nr. 1/2016, 14–18.

  • 04.06.2020: Men Without Women or Women Without Men? How Male and Female Autobiographers Treat the Other Sex (India Forum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

  • 2019: Transformation in Dalit Writing: Omprakash Valmiki’s Autobiography and Premchand (International Conference on Great Transition in India: Prospects and Challenges, Institute of Indian Studies, HUFS, Seoul, South Korea).

  • 2016: Indian Studies in Israel (Past, Present and Future of Indology: Challenges and Prospects, Mahatma Gandhi Central University of Bihar, Motihari, India).

  • 2016: Beauty Lies in the Eyes of the Beholder: On Tulsiram’s Autobiography (Emerging New Identities in Dalit and Tribal Literature and Society, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, India).

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