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India at Work "- here are the winners of the CeMIS International Photo Competition 2020!

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the public vote and to the winner of the jury prize - eleven amazing photos which truly deserved to win! The prize-winning photos cover a wide range of male and female workers as well as places of work with a variety of artistic and aesthetic styles. Click through the photos and be impressed! Thank you to all photographers for submitting brilliant photos and for making the selection process so incredibly hard - not only for the jury, but also for the public. A total of 2781 votes were cast, of which 2,333 were on Facebook and 448 on Instagram.
Above is the photo by Pinkesh Bhati, which won the 1st prize with 331 votes.


Podcast “COVID-19 and the crises of labor migration. German and Indian Perspectives "now online!

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One of the existential societal questions that is particularly pressing in the pandemic is that of employment relationships around the world. Eva von Redecker speaks of "cattle conditions" and a "mixture of exploitation, brutality and defamation" with reference to the well-known connection between employment relationships and corona outbreaks in German slaughterhouses. The desperate situation of migrant workers in India has been lamented internationally, but has little media coverage: "The lockdown," wrote Arundhati Roy about it, "worked like a chemical experiment that suddenly illuminated hidden things." The historian Ravi Ahuja (CeMIS) and the work sociologist Peter Birke (Sociological Research Institute / University of Göttingen) talked to moderator Karin Klenke about exploitation, migration and not so hidden conditions.

A cooperation between the Literary Center Göttingen, the Center for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) of the University of Göttingen and the StadtRadio Göttingen