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Nehru Centre Event: Indian Insights on the World's Oldest Questions

Nehru Centre Event
Monday, 25 July 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Nehru Centre
8 South Audley Street 
London, W1K 1HF

One of the notable features of modernity is the conflict that emerges between ‘extreme religion’ on the one hand and ‘extreme materialism’ on the other.  A careful study of Indian thought, however, reveals a different approach to life based on the need to strike a balance and to develop a mood of tolerance towards other religious views.  In this talk we will explore these teachings and reflect upon the need to balance material and spiritual progress and find ways of reconciling the quest for material and spiritual goals.

Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Department of Continuing Education, Dr Nicolas Sutton is responsible for the development of the Hindu Studies Courses, and for their on-line classes. Aside from articles on the Hindu tradition published in academic journals, as well as chapters in edited books, he is widely known for his extensive work on epic theology entitled ‘Religious Doctrines in the Mahabharata’. He is currently working on a translation and extended study of the Mahabharata’s Moksha-dharma-parvan, and researching material for a book exploring the links between the Bhagavad Gita and the Mahabharata.
Nehru Centre - London
020 7491 3567