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Dr. Baijayanti Roy


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Studied History at the University of Calcutta, India (with focus on Modern European History). Worked in various English language newspapers in India as senior editor and features writer from 1996-2000. PhD at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main in 2014 on Albert Speer. From 2014-2018, part of the AG History of Science. From July 2018, post-doc researcher in the DFG Project 'Indology in National Socialist Germany' under Prof. D. Moritz Epple.

Research interest

National Socialism, German Indology, Modern Indian politics (Hindu nationalism), historical connections between India and Germany.


1. Monograph: The making of a Gentleman Nazi: Albert Speer's Politics of History in the Federal Republic of Germany. Peter Lang. Series: Contributions to coming to terms with the Nazi regime. Frankfurt am Main, 2016.

2. Article: Friedrich Max Müller and the emergence of identity politics in India and Germany. Publications of the English Goethe Society. Vol.85. 2016. Pp: 217-228. Published as part of an anthology, titled: Friedrich Max Müller and the role of Philology in Victorian Thought. Edited by: John Davies and Angus Nichols. Routledge, Oxford, N.Y., 2017.

3. Article: Leopold von Schroeder: Handbuch des Völkische Wissenschaften (Volume II). Edited by: Michael Falhbusch, Ingo Haar, Alexander Pinwinkler. De Gruyter, Berlin, 2017.

4. Article: Völkische Indologie: Handbuch des Völkische Wissenschaften (Volume II). Edited by: Michael Falhbusch, Ingo Haar, Alexander Pinwinkler. Published by De Gruyter, Berlin, 2017.

5. Article: Visual Grandeur, Imagined Glory: Identity Politics and Hindu Nationalism in Bajirao Mastani and Padmavat. In: Journal of Religion and Film. Volume 22, Issue 3 (2018) Special Issue. https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/

6. Article: The past is indeed a different country: Perception of Holocaust in India. In: Holocaust Education revisited: Perception and Mediation. Fiction and facts. Mediality and digitality. Edited by Anja Ballis, Markus Gloe. P.209-217.

7. Article: The long shadow of the 'Kristallnacht'on the' Gujarat Pogrom 'in India? A comparative analysis. In: New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison. Steven J. Ross, Wolf Gruner (Eds). Purdue University Press, 2019. Pp. 333-358.

8. Article: Valorous Hindus, villanous Muslims, victimized women. Politics of identity and gender in Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. In: Approaches to the Unspeakable: Aesthetic Experience in Collective Religious Practices. Isabella Schwaderer, Katherina Waldner (Eds). Transcript, 2020. pp. 247-266.

9. Article: Tea with Hitler: International adventure tourism at the Kehlsteinhaus. In: Dark Tourism. Travel to sites of war, mass violence and Nazi persecution. Axel Drecoll, Frank Bajohr, John Lennon (Eds). Metropol, 2020. pp. 192-203.

10. Article: India Institute of the Deutsche Akademie (1928-1945). In: MIDA Archival Reflexicon (online). https://www.projekt-mida.de/reflexicon/india-institute-of-the-deutsche-akademie-1928-45/

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