Launch of ICAS:MP’s Open Access book by Anandita Bajpai on 28 March 2022

We are pleased to launch ICAS:MP’s Open Access book Cordial Cold War: Cultural Actors in India and the German Democratic Republic  by Anandita Bajpai.

Cordial Cold War examines cultural entanglements, in various forms, between two distant yet interconnected sites of the Cold War –India and the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It is published as Open Access book under the Sage Series – Politics and Society in India and the Global South. The book launch will be followed by private screening of “The Sound of Friendship: Warm Wavelengths in a Cold, Cold War”, a film based on Bajpai’s own contribution in the edited volume.

Further details regarding the film:

Direction, Story, Production: Anandita Bajpai Co-production: Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

Editing and Cinematography: Dan Gatzmaga

Cinematography and Co-writing: Jyothidas KV

Music: Nitin Sinha and Reyazul Haque

For more information on the film project, please click here

Anandita Bajpai is currently a Research Fellow at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin. From 2017-2020 she was a Lecturer at the Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. She is the author of Speaking the nation: The oratorical making of secular, neo-liberal India (Oxford University Press, 2018). She is the editor (with Heike Liebau) of the Archival Reflexicon, an open-access online Archival Guide, which is a platform for theoretical and conceptual reflections on archival architectures/organizing logics as well as thematic contributions on India-related holdings of specific German archives.
Event Information 
   Date & Time  28.03.2022 & 5:00 pm IST
   Zoom details Meeting ID: 880 2175 8431 Passcode: 386155

Cite this blog post
Himanshu (2022, March 1). Launch of ICAS:MP’s Open Access book by Anandita Bajpai on 28 March 2022. ICAS:MP. Retrieved June 20, 2024, from

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