David Landau

David Landau, Dr.


Raumbezeichnung: RAA H-19


Academic Biography

BA in Indian Studies and English Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2009), MA in Comparative Literature at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (2011). PhD at SOAS, thesis titled: Writing from the Margins: Muslim Authors in Hindi and “Minor Literature” (2018). Currently, Teaching, Research Assistant and Postdoc at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Department of Indian Studies, UZH. The current research project is titled: 

“Narrating the Self / Narrating the Nation: Contemporary Hindi Literature”.

Research interests

Hindi Literature, Comparative Literature, Minor Literature, Contemporary Hindu Nationalism


2019 “The Malady of Minority Identity” book review of The Tale of the Missing Man by

Manzoor Ahtesham translated from Hindi into English, in: The Book Review March 2019.


2018 “Nasira Sharma’s Pārijāt: The Formula for Communal Harmony”, in: Anusandhan Research Journal (January-March 2018), pp 15-22 [in Hindi].


2017 “Indian Sufism in Israel: A Musically Orchestrated Interaction” (co-

written with Nina Rageth), in: PaRDeS, the Journal of German Association of

Jewish Studies, Vol. 23, pp. 163-180.


2017 “Afterwards” (co-written with Achia Anzi), in Pocket Stories by Sadat

Hasan Manto (translated from Urdu into Hebrew by Achia Anzi, pp. 109-120 [in Hebrew].