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Stories about Partition

Partition has remained the most definitive formative moment in modern South Asian history for over three generations. It is an event of great significance and constant engagement for scholars, artists, journalists and commentators. As a cross-border project, My Parents’ World – Inherited Memory is the first internet platform between Bangladesh and West Bengal/India to delve deep into the Partition of Bengal in 1947. Research on the third generation after Partition has been virtually non-existent. The interviews with members of this generation draw attention to the future and examine how memory, which is not personally experienced and is therefore not ‘objectifiable’, influences the picture of the post-Partition era. More ...
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Our next A1 level course for beginners will start from 21 May 2016 (Weekend). Registration on. Limited Seats!

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German Courses & Examinations

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Manager Digital Publishing  

Application deadline 22 April 2016. Interested publishing professionals can apply by sending information about their professional background and a brief motivational statement to sohani.sachdeva@delhi.goethe.org.

Exhibition - The Stairs  

Gems of Jatra
12.04 - 10.05.2016

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan
10 am to 6 pm (daily, excluding public holidays) The Stairs, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

Alumniportal Deutschland   deutsch deutsch

An online platform where Germany-Alumni network with each other as well as with German and international companies, institutions, universities and foundations.

On the run: A debate   deutsch deutsch

Indian journalist Aman Sethi and German journalist Georg Diez discuss the issues of refugees on Europe's borders. Follow the correspondence.

The Initiative „Schools: Partners for the Future“   deutsch deutsch

and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan present a variety of programmes for and together with the German Partner Schools in Kolkata.

Freiwilligendienst kulturweit   deutsch

Kulturweit is an international youth voluntary service in the field of cultural relations and education policy. It is a project of the German Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the Foreign Office.

German at work   deutsch

Practise vocational German. You will find lots of work-related exercises for levels A1 to B2. You can learn more about everyday working life in Germany by watching the interviews and films.


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Max Mueller Bhavan

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Poets translating Poets
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Film Archive South Asia

Our collection has over 130 feature films that can be borrowed free of charge for non-commercial screenings by film clubs, film festivals, and other cultural and educational institutions as well as all the branches of the Goethe-Institut in South Asia.