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Maria Framke is a historian of modern South Asia and research fellow at the History Department of Erfurt University. Maria has researched and published on the history of international organisations, imperial and nationalist politics, humanitarianism, and international relations and ideologies in the 20th century. Her work has engaged with questions of transimperial connections both regarding anticolonial internationalisms and anti-imperial biographies. Maria received her doctorate from Jacobs University Bremen in 2011 on the topic of Indian engagements with Italian Fascism and German National Socialism in the interwar period. Her current research projects focus on ‘South Asian humanitarianism in armed conflicts, 1914–1945’ and on 'Hidden histories: Women’s role in rural development programmes in India, c. 1920–1966'.

2021: Indian humantarianism under colonial rule: Imperial loyalty, national self-assertion and anticolonial emancipation, in: Harald Fischer-Tiné, Maria Framke (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the History of Colonialism in South Asia, London, pp. 486–496.
2017: ‘We must send a gift worthy of India and the Congress!’: War and political humanitarianism in late colonial South Asia, in: Modern Asian Studies 51/6, pp. 1969–1998.
2016: Shopping ideologies for independent India? Taraknath Das’s engagement with Italian Fascism and German National Socialism, in: Itinerario 40/1, pp. 55–81.
2013: Delhi–Rom–Berlin: Die indische Wahrnehmung von Faschismus und Nationalsozialismus, 1922–1939, Darmstadt.
2011: Vorbild oder Feindbild? Die Wahrnehmung Japans in Indien von 1915–1920, in: Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung, 34, pp. 103–120.
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