Good Cooperation between the States
Karlsruhe/Pune & Baden-Württemberg/Maharashtra
A pillar of the good cooperation between the states of Baden-Württemberg and Maharashtra are the “India Summer Days” in Karlsruhe, which have taken place annually since its successful premiere 2017 (around 15,000 visitors).
The economic cooperation between Karlsruhe and Pune, which has existed for many years, will be further strengthened and expanded to the cultural field.
India may be experienced online
Online communication platform - #indiasummerdays2020
The strong German-Indian partnership between Baden-Württemberg and Maharashtra – especially in the areas of business and culture – is celebrated every year within the "India Summer Days" in Karlsruhe. But due to corona restrictions, this cannot take place this year: However India may be experienced 2020 online "in" Karlsruhe – but in turbulent times, social cohesion across national borders is more important than ever!
The organizers of the “India Summer Days” therefore want to use the original event date from July 17 to 19 2020 to offer project partners an online communication platform:
Indian Dance Drama Ramayana
Insight into Indian culture
End of February Karlsruhe got an insight into Indian culture: the Indian dance drama Ramayana was performed by “Lasya Priya Fine Arts” with support from, among others, the "German-Indian Society" and the cultural office of the city of Karlsruhe. Visitors could discover the combination of dance and drama that covers the entire “Ramayana”, an Indian national epic!
Whether Bala-Kanda (book of childhood), Ayodhya-Kanda (Lord Rama's wedding and stay in Ayodhya), Aranyaka-Kanda (forest book), Kishkindha-Kanda (Lord Rama meets Hanuman, the monkey prince), Sundara Kanda (adventure of Hanuman) or Yuddha-Kanda (battle between Lord Rama and Ravan): The main hero of Ramayana is a prince named Rama, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, who came down to earth as an avatar to free the world from the demon lord Ravana.
Spotlight on Indian Films
2020 is different: online cinema with box office, shop and cinema hall
The Indian film festival in Stuttgart will be available online from July 15th to 19th this year: The 17th Indian Film Festival in Stittgart will portray a society that has to endure extreme differences with an entertaining, engaging online program.
The spectrum ranges from cheeky holy city monkeys, power thieves, the dilemma of an unemployed literary alumnus, the current discrimination and exclusion of Muslims, Dalits, Christians and tribesmen throughout India to a confrontation with the world of the Hijras, India's third gender. “Fridays for Future” climate activists from Delhi, Mumbai and Stuttgart are also part of the promising program.