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Friends Event: Orientalists and their 'Hinduisms'

Leicester Friends Event
Friday, 3 September 2010 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Jalaram Community Centre, Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 0LF

A talk by Sharada Sugirtharajah, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Birmingham

There is much discussion among scholars about how we can define the term ‘Hinduism’. My concern is not so much about who invented the term ‘Hinduism’, but rather to look at the thinking behind European representations of Hinduism. The aim is to show that although European Orientalist conceptions of Hinduism are varied and complex they display certain common identifiable features, which we will explore.
Friends of the OCHS - Leicester