The Max Weber Foundation is expanding its network to another large region by founding the Max Weber Forum for South Asian Studies in Delhi (MWF Delhi). Established in 2021, the Forum traces back to an initiative of the GHI London and has been incorporated since 2014 as a German Institute Abroad under Indian law. The MWF Delhi plays an intermediary role between German and South Asian research in the humanities and social sciences and creates a free space for academic debate with and about the region of South Asia.

Max Weber Forum for South Asian Studies in Delhi

53 Lodi Estate (Ground floor)
Council for Social Development (CSD)
Building K. K. Birla Lane
New Delhi 110003

Tel: +91 114 150 033 7




Located at the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi and in close proximity to the historical Lodi Gardens, park grounds dating back to the Delhi Sultanate, the Forum serves as a central location for historical and contemporary research on the interconnectedness of the South Asian region in the world.

Founded: 2021 (since 2014 as India Branch Office of MWS)

Jobs: 10 (average number including administration)

Research areas:
Historical and contemporary South Asian studies, especially research on education, the production and circulation of knowledge, and the role of knowledge in market and exchange relationships

Promotion of junior academics:
Being developed

Being developed

Lectures and seminars, conferences and workshops, Max Weber lectures, winter schools, colloquia

Academic Advisory Council