Themenschwerpunkt Band 2022 (12): Christliche Mission in Indien vom 18. bis zum frühen 20. Jahrhundert. Fragestellungen, Herausforderungen und Perspektiven der Forschung / Christian Mission in India from the 18th to the Early 20th Century. Questions, Challenges and Perspectives of Research

The FOCUS section of the 2022 issue of the South Asia Chronicle engages with current academic questions, challenges, and perspectives of research on Christian missions in India between the 18th and early 20th century. Comprising already published, reworked, and new articles the section aims at presenting milestone contributions to the thematic field as well as current research approaches. The original publication details of already published and reworked articles are mentioned separately for transparency reasons. Hence, the FOCUS brings together articles on a variety of topics ranging from Christian missionaries’ contact with slavery in India, their positioning in colonial contexts as well as the missionaries’ impact on knowledge production. The text selection specifically sheds light on the significant German missions’ historic entanglements with the sub-continent.

The FORUM section reflects the journal’s purpose to give space to various current research contributions with South Asia related topics. Hence, a broad range of articles from international scholars and diverse methodological backgrounds are represented in the 2022 issue – for instance, texts about Bodo Historiography, the Ahmadiyya community in Germany, and narratives in Indian cinema.

In the REVIEW ESSAY section co-editor Tobias Delfs provides insights into German naturalists in 18th and 19th century colonial India.

Editor (V.i.S.d.P): Prof. Dr. Michael Mann
Editors FOCUS: Johannes Heymann, Tobias Delfs
Editorial Team: Johannes Heymann, Lila Miran, Jannes Thode

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