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Edited volumes


ed. w. Roberta Mandoki. Caring for Old Age. Perspectives from South Asia. Heidelberg: Transculturality Series HeiUP, free open access at:


ed. w. Sumathi Ramaswamy and Yousuf Saeed. 'Manly Matters'. Representations of Maleness in South Asian Popular Visual Practice, ongoing series of visual essays in Tasveerghar.


ed. w. Holger Schulze: Special Issue "Out of Space. Sensory practices and placemaking". In Paragrana. Journal of Historical Anthropology 28(1), May 2019 (for the list of contents, see here)

w. Laila Abu-Er-Rub, Sebastian Meurer, Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, Susan Richter (eds.). Engaging Transculturality. Concepts, Key Terms, Case Studies. London: Routledge


Reprint of Ritual, Heritage and Identity. The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World. Edited with Karin Polit. New Delhi: Routledge


Special Section 'In Conversation': "Heritage Dynamics in Times of Crisis". Journal of Material Religion. The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief.  With contributions by Katharina Weiler, Marlène Harles & Sheelasha Rajbhandari, Axel Michaels & Manik Bajracharya, Davide Torri: 377-390 (DOI:10.1080/17432200.2017.1335057)


December - with Tina Schilbach: special issue entitled "Mind the Gap". Thinking about in-Between Spaces in Delhi and Shanghai. City, Culture and Society 7(4), ISSN 1877-9166 (doi:10.1016/j.ccs.2016.03.003)


With Sumathi Ramaswamy, Yousuf Saeed (eds.). Visual Homes, Image Worlds. Essays from Tasveer Ghar, the House of Pictures. Delhi: Yoda Press.


with Yousuf Saeed. South Asia's Islamic Shrines and Transcultural Visuality. Ten multimedia essays published on the Online Platform The Visual Pilgrim. Mapping Popular Visuality and Devotional Media (Heidelberg Research Architecture

  • see also here, South Asia Institute Newsletter 5, 2014, for a short report on Visual Pilgrim


Edited with Axel Michaels and Paula Schrode. Ritual und Ritualdynamik. Schlüsselbegriffe, Theorien, Diskussionen. Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht/UTB Verlag


With Roland Wenzlhuemer (eds.). Transcultural Turbulences. Interdisciplinary Explorations of Flows of Images and Media. Vienna, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag (download volume here).

With Karin Polit (eds.). Ritual and MediaWiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag (Section II of the Volume Reflexivity, Media and Visuality in the IV-Volume Series Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual).

With Karin Polit (eds.). Ritual, Heritage and Identity. The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World. New Delhi: Routledge.  

  • for a review by Ryan LaMothe, see here


With Ute Hüsken (eds.). Ritual Matters. The Dynamics of Change and Stability. New Delhi: Routledge.


With Ravi Ahuja (eds.). Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata. Annäherungen an Megastädte in Indien. [Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata: Approaches to Indian Megacities], Heidelberg: Draupadi Verlag.

With Urmila Goel (eds.). Menschen aus Südasien in Deutschland. [ People from South Asia in Germany]. Heidelberg: Draupadi Verlag.


With Melissa Butcher (eds.). Image Journeys. Audio-visual media and cultural change in India. New Delhi/London/Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

  • "Diaspora, Cybershrines, and the Woman's Question in Media". Review in Gender, Technology and Development, July 2001 5(2): 289-298


editor of an online-journal on popular visual culture in Asia. In collaboration with Tasveer Ghar/House of Pictures and Savifa, the information gateway for South Asian Studies. [weblink