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Baijayanti Roy
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Baijayanti Roy studied modern Indian and European history in Calcutta, India. She received her PhD in 2014 from Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. Her thesis on Albert Speer has subsequently been published as a monograph (2016). She has published on the Nazi Germany, the history of German Indology as well as on Hindu Nationalism. Her current research project at the Goethe University (Arbeitsgruppe Wissenschaftsgeschichte) is on “Indology in Nazi Germany.” This project, as well as her wider research interest on different aspects of the historical relationship between German speaking areas of Europe and the Indian subcontinent involves global historical and trans-imperial perspectives. Publications: - The making of a Gentleman Nazi: Albert Speer`s Politics of History in the Federal Republic of Germany. Peter Lang 2016. - Friedrich Max Müller and the emergence of identity politics in India and Germany, in: Publications of the English Goethe Society 85 (2016), pp. 217–228. Reprinted in: John Davies and Angus Nichols (eds.): Friedrich Max Müller and the role of Philology in Victorian Thought, Routledge 2018. - Völkisch Indology, in: Michael Fahlbusch, Ingo Haar, Alexander Pinwinkler (eds.): Handbuch Völkische Wissenschaften (Volume II), De Gruyter 2017, pp. 1190–1195. - The long shadow of the “Kristallnacht” on the “Gujarat Pogrom” in India? A comparative analysis, in: Steven J. Ross, Wolf Gruner (eds.): New perspectives on “Kristallnacht”: After 80 years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison, Purdue University Press 2019, pp. 333–358. - India Institute of the Deutsche Akademie (1928–45). https://www.projekt-mida.de/rechercheportal/reflexicon/ 2021.
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