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Max Weber Foundation Transnational Research Group - India

“Poverty Reduction and Policy for the Poor between the State and Private Actors: Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century”

Max Weber Foundation India Branch Launch, February 2015

TRG members at the panel discussion
Prof Andreas Gestrich introducing the TRG

Report on the Inauguration of the Branch Office of the Max Weber Foundation, New Delhi (PDF file), published in: GHIL Bulletin 38 (2015), Vol 2


New Publications

  • Transnational Research Group Poverty and Education in India: Annual Report 2016 (download PDF file)
  • Report on the Inauguration of the Branch Office of the Max Weber Foundation, New Delhi, held at the India International Centre in New Delhi on 14 Feb. 2015. (download PDF file)
  • Commissioned Paper: Nandini Manjrekar, The Neighbourhood and the School: Conflict, Educational Marginalisation and the State in Contemporary Gujarat (download PDF file)
  • Commissioned Paper: Farida Abdulla Khan, Mathematics and its discontents: How well does Mathematics pedagogy serve the children of the poor? (download PDF file)
TRG Workshop, 7-9 July 2014, London

In January 2013 the German Historical Institute London in cooperation with faculty members from the Centre for Historical Studies and the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, the Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen and the King’s India Institute, King’s College London, established a transnational research group (TRG) on poverty and education in India. The work of the TRG focuses on social and educational policy in India since the nineteenth century with an open approach to regional and global comparative perspectives. The five-year project is funded by the Max Weber Foundation - German Humanities Institutes Abroad and supported in its activities in India by the American Institute of Indian Studies within the framework of the AIIS-GHIL Delhi Program.

Press Release (PDF file, English)
(PDF file, German)