Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Jürgen Schaflechner is an assistant professor of South Asian studies at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. His research and teaching focus on cultural and postcolonial theory, the politics of religious and ethnic minorities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the role of documentary film in anthropological research. His most recent publications deal with religious stereotypes in Urdu horror fiction from Pakistan, the politics behind cases of so-called forced conversions of Hindu women to Islam in Sindh and the ritual dynamics at a Hindu temple in Baluchistan. He has also explored his research topics through the production of six independent documentary films. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg.