Jürgen Schaflechner

Personal Homepage, © Juergen Schaflechner, researcher - filmmaker, working on political theory with a special focus on Pakistan. 

I studied Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Heidelberg. My doctoral degree was based on an interdisciplinary work in Literary Studies and Anthropology. Currently, I work as an Assistant Professor at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg.

Some of the research topics I have recently engaged with include politics and populism among ‘precarious’ communities in Pakistan, South Asian ritual journeys and migration, Urdu pulp fiction, and documentary film.

My interest in fiIm making began with a small project, a short film on the Hinglaj pilgrimage in Baluchistan, Pakistan. Since then I have revisited many of my research topics through various shorts and documentary films.

All images found on this website are from my research in India and Pakistan and I am the sole owner of the copyright.

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