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Simon Cubelic, M.A.

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Simon Cubelic, M.A.

Position

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Kontaktinformationen

South Asia Institute
Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
Room 306
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

Email:
cubelic@hcts.uni-heidelberg.de
Telefon:
+49 (0) 6221 54 4914

Über Simon Cubelic

Simon Cubelic studied Classical Indology and Political Science of South Asia at Heidelberg University from where he received his PhD in 2017. His dissertation is concerned with the law of obligations in Sarvoru Śarman’s Vivādasārārṇava, a Sanskrit law text commissioned by the British colonial government of Bengal in 1789. From 2013 to 2016 he was part of the Cluster Project A 14 ‘Transcultural Legal Flows in 18th- and 19th-Century South Asia’. Since 2014 he has been a research fellow at the research unit ‘Documents on the History of Religion and Law of Premoderrn Nepal’ of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. His research focuses on the intellectual history of legal and political thought in Sanskrit and Nepali, especially in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Projekte

Lebenslauf

Education

2017 PhD in Classical Indology, Heidelberg University. Thesis title: "The Colonial Restoration of Dharmaśāstra: The Law of Obligations in Sarvoru Śarman’s Vivādasārārṇava"

2010 M.A. (Magister Artium) in Classical Indology and Political Science of South Asia, Heidelberg University.

Professional Experience

Since 2014 Research Fellow, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany; Research Unit “Documents on the History of Religion and Law of Premodern Nepal”

2013-2016 Project member, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University, Germany, Project A 14 “Transcultural Legal Flows in 18th- and 19th-century South Asia: Changing Ideas and Practices of Law and Legitimation in Hindu Legal Cultures”

2010-2011 Graduate Student Assistant, Heidelberg University, Germany CRC 619 “Ritual Dynamics”, TP A2 “Life-cycle Rituals in Nepal"

Fellowships, Grants, Awards

2018

Walter-Witzenmann-Award of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities for PhD-thesis

Start-Up Grant, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University

2011-2014 PhD Scholarship, German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2005-2010 Scholarship, German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Talks and Presentations

2018

Institut für Kulturwissenschaften Ost- und Südasiens, Lehrstuhl für Indologie, Universität Würzburg, 14 June 2018
Presentation Title: "Herrscherbilder in der höfischen Literatur Nepals am Beispiel des Fürstenspiegels Rājavidhānasāra (ca. 1805) von Raṅganātha Pauḍyāla und der anonymen Königschronik Iṅgalistānakā Bādaśāhaharūko Vaṃśāvalī (ca. 1830)", 14 June 2018

2017

2. Werkstattgespräch Nepal, Heidelberg Academy of Humanities and Sciences, 4 December 2017
Presentation Title: "Politische Diskurse in der Literatur der Śāha‐Zeit"

The Modern Invention of ‘Dynasty’: A Global Intellectual History, 1500–2000, University of Birmingham, 21 September 2017 Presentation Title: “Transnational Dynastic Knowledge in 19th-century Nepal? Nepali Chronicles of the Kings of England”

2016

British Association of South Asian Studies Annual Conference, University of Cambridge, 07 April 2016
Presentation Title: “Transnational Entanglements, Shifting Political Cultures: Kingship, Law, and Collective Identity in Nineteenth-century Nepal”

Nepal-Workshop: Aktuelle kulturwissenschaftliche Projekte und Positionen, University of Vienna, 06 May 2016
Presentation Title: “Reports from Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya from Colonial India, 1831–1837”

1. Mitteldeutscher Südasientag, Leipzig University, Germany, 03 June
Presentation Title: “Configurations of Economic Order in Rāṇā Nepal: The Market Square of Asan, c. 1900”

8th International Indology Graduate Research Symposium, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, 30 October 2016

Presentation Title: “The Colonial Restoration of Dharmaśāstra: Sarvoru Śarman’s Vivādasārārṇava and British Legal Discourse in Late 18th-century Eastern India”

2015

International Academy Conference Studying Documents in Pre-modern South Asia and Beyond: Problems and Perspectives, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 05 October 2015
Presentation Title: “The Legal Status of Gambling in Early 20th-century Nepal: The Case of the Annapūrṇā Temple in Asan, Kathmandu”

2014

The 6th Next-Generation Global Workshop Revisiting the Intimate and Public Spheres and the East-West Encounter, Kyoto University, 12 January 2014
Presentation Title: “Between Hegemony and Dialogue: The Formation of Legal Knowledge in Early Colonial Bengal”

The Asiatick Society, Indology, and Indologists During Late 18th and 19th Centuries (ASIIC-2014), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi University, 22 February 2014

Presentation Title: “The Resilience of the Dharmaśāstric Discourse in Early Colonial Bengal: Thoughts on Sarvoru Śarman’s Vivādasārārṇava (1789)”

2013

5th Annual Conference of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” Managing Empires. Cooperation, Competition, Conflict, Heidelberg University, 10 October 2013
Presentation Title: “The Theology of Debt in an Early Colonial Dharmaśāstra Text: The Case of Sarvoru Śarman’s Vivādasārārṇava

2012

Rethinking Religion in India IV. Secularism, Religion and Law, Sri Dharamasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) Law College, Mangalore, India, 27 November 2012
Presentation Title: “How to Read an Early Colonial Dharmaśāstra Text? Reflections on the ṛṇādāna-section of Sarvoru Śarman’s Vivādasārārnava

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Edited Volumes

2018

[with Axel Michaels and Astrid Zotter]: Studies in Historical Documents of Nepal and India. heiUP: Heidelberg. <https://heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/catalog/book/331>.

Book Chapters and Journal Articles

2018

“Governing Economic Life in Rāṇā Nepal: The Tender Process for the Gambling License at the Market Square of Asan in 1902”. In Studies in Historical Documents of Nepal and India, ed. by Simon Cubelic, Axel Michaels und Astrid Zotter. heiUP: Heidelberg, 293-327.

[with Axel Michaels and Astrid Zotter] “Studying Documents of South Asia: An Introduction”. In Studies in Historical Documents of Nepal and India, ed. by Simon Cubelic, Axel Michaels und Astrid Zotter. heiUP: Heidelberg, 1-33.

2017

[with Rajan Khatiwoda] “Nepalese Monarchy in an Age of Codification: Kingship, Patriotism, and Legality in the Nepalese Code of 1854”. In: Transnational Histories of the ‘Royal Nation’, ed. by Milinda Banerjee, Charlotte Backerra and Cathleen Sarti. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 67–86.

[with Manik Bajracharya and Rajan Khatiwoda] “Reporting across Borders in a Time of Turmoil: Eight Reports from Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya from the Years 1837–1844”. In: Abhilekha 34: 138–172.

2016

[with Manik Bajracharya and Rajan Khatiwoda] “Reporting Across Borders: Four Reports of Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya from the Years 1831–1837”. In: Abhilekha 33: 120–133.

2013

“The Theology of Debt in an Early Colonial Dharmaśāstra Text: The Case of Sarvoru Śarman’s Vivādasārārṇava”. In Hieron: Studies in Comparative Religion (Indian Religions across Time and Space), Vol. 2 (XI.), ed. by Dušan Deák. Bratislava: Department of Comparative Religious Studies, 79–105.

Editions and Translations of Nepalese Documents

  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya. 1837 (VS 1894). An arjī re the arrival of Prince Henry of the Netherlands in Calcutta, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.34487)
  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya. 1838 (VS 1857). An arjī providing a political report from Calcutta, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.34488)
  • Dīpanārāyaṇa Śāha. 1835 (VS 1892). An arjī acknowledging receipt of a copperplate and a letter, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda with Manik Bajracharya. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36923)
  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya. 1840 (VS 1897). A report on efforts to provide materials on a meeting between Raṇajit Siṃha and Lord Auckland to the palace and British reactions to an alleged Nepalese border infringement, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda with Ramhari Timalsina. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.34489)
  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya. 1838 (1895 VS). An arjī re a conversation with James Prinsep, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda with Rabi Acharya. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.34490)
  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya. 1842 (VS 1899). An arjī re the departure of the governor general from Calcutta, a meeting with the governor general’s secretary and the British victory in the Battle of Kabul, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda with Pabitra Bajracharya and Rabi Acharya. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.34491)
  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya. 1837 (VS 1894). An arjī re the departure of Governor-General Auckland, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36820)
  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya, Devarṣi Upādhyāya, Nāhāra Siṃ Thāpā and Śālīgrāma Siṃ. 1832 (VS 1888). A letter re the British predilection for puppet theater, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36821)
  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya. 1837 (VS 1894). An arjī re a meeting with the governor-general, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36822)
  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya. 1840 (VS 1897). An arjī re the reception of diplomatic documents and military events in Afghanistan, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda with Yogesh Budhathoki. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.34493)
  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya. 1837 (VS 1894). An arjī providing a report from Calcutta, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36823)
  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya. 1844 (VS 1900). A report on political developments in Sindhia after the Gwalior campaign of 1843, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda with Ramhari Timalsina. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.34494)
  • Lokaramaṇa Upādhyāya. 1837 (VS 1894). A letter re political, military and geographical information of the British presence in South Asia, ed./tr. by Manik Bajracharya, Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda with Ramhari Timalsina. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.34495)
  • Rājendra Vikrama Śāha. 1837 (VS 1894). A rukkā ordering to subwith gifts, payments and tributes through Raṅganātha Pauḍyāla, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic with Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36824)
  • Rājendra Vikrama Śāha. 1823 (VS 1879). A lālamohara granting land to Jayanta Khatrī for temple maintenance and the worship of Bhāleśvara, ed. by Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda with Ramhari Timalsina. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36989)
  • Surendra Vikrama Śāha. 1875/76 (VS 1932). A lālamohara confirming the sale of a sunābirtā belonging to Bhāju Dhan and Pāḍau Siṃ Lākhe, ed. by Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda with Ramhari Timalsina. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36990)
  • Surendra Vikrama Śāha. 1858/59 (VS 1915). A lālamohara confirming the sale of a sunābirtā belonging to Harkamāna Siṃ Śreṣṭha, ed. by Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda with Ramhari Timalsina. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36991)
  • Raṅganātha Pauḍyāla. 1838 (VS 1894). A letter to the amālī of Patan re the term of boys who perform at the Kārttika dance, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic and Rajan Khatiwoda with Ramhari Timalsina. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.34875)
  • Anonym. 1806 (VS 1863). A copy of a lālamohara to Raṅganātha Pauḍyāla renewing a grant of land, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic with Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.34878)
  • [Gīrvāṇayuddha Vikrama Śāha]. 1805 (VS 1861). A copy of a lālamohara granting Raṅganātha Pauḍyāla a house at Kathmandu’s Indracoka and further real property, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic with Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.37363)
  • [Gīrvāṇayuddha Vikrama Śāha]. unknown. A copy of a lālamohara to Raṅganātha Pauḍyāla renewing a grant of land, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic with Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.37364)
  • Cinīya. 1904 (VS 1961). A bintīpatra to the premier requesting permission to open a money changer shop at the Asana market square, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic with Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36935)
  • Anonym. 1904 (VS 1961). A declaration of the Mulukī Aḍḍā on the tender for the gambling license for the Annapūrṇā Guṭhī in Asana, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic with Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.37365)
  • Dilamāna Rānā. 1902 (VS 1959). A pramāṅgī re the tender process of the gambling license at the market square of Asana, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic with Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36999)
  • Guṭhī Jā̃ca Aḍḍā. 1902 (VS 1959). A report re the tender process of the gambling license at the market square of Asana, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic with Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.37000)
  • Ratanamāna Jyāpu, Āsāmāna Jyāpu and Sīva Bāhādura Nakarmī. 1902 (VS 1959). A written statement re the reassignment of the gambling license at the Asana market square, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic with Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.36938)
  • Meheramāna Nhuche Pradhāna. 1902 (VS 1959). A written statement re the withdrawal from the tender process for the gambling licence at the market square of Asan, ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic with Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.32510)
  • Meheramāna Nhuche Pradhāna. 1902 (VS 1959). A written bond for a government gambling licence at the market square of Asan (VS 1959), ed./tr. by Simon Cubelic with Rajan Khatiwoda. Heidelberg: HAdW (Documenta Nepalica), 2017 (https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.32509)

Reviews and Reports

2016

[with Astrid Zotter] “Conference Report: Studying Documents in Pre-Modern South Asia and Beyond: Problems and Perspectives, 04.10–06.10.2015 Heidelberg”. In The European Bulletin of Himalayan Research 47: 96–98.

2013

“Sarvoru Śarmans Vivādasārārṇava und die Entstehung des anglo-hinduistischen Rechts” In Masala 8.3: 18–21. DOI: 10.11588/mas.2013.3.19298

2012

[with Milinda Banerjee] “Conference Report: Entanglement of Histories, Circulation of Knowledge, and Transfer of Technologies: Dimensions of Transcultural Statehood? (1500–1900), 10.05.2012–12.05.2012 Heidelberg“. [Mit Milinda Banerjee] In H-Soz-Kult, 30.07.2012,<http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-4337>.



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