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GIGA President Amrita Narlikar's Research Praised

Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is named among five exceptional female scientists with links to Germany.

GIGA President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar is named as one of five exceptional female researchers in “Cutting-edge research with strong women” at deutschland.de. The praise particularly emphasised her work as an internationally sought-after globalisation expert. Amrita Narlikar’s research expertise lies in the areas of international trade, WTO, rising powers, and multilateral negotiations. She also maintains a strong research interest in India’s foreign policy and economy, Sanskrit, and Indian philosophy.

The Germany portal deutschland.de presented this selected group of female researchers at: www.deutschland.de/en/topic/knowledge/women-in-research-portraits-of-top-scientists.

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