From the eleventh century, there is evidence of a remarkable pattern of the circulation of goods, men, and texts between two seemingly unlikely corners of southern Asia: the Valley of Kashmir and the western Deccan (in what is now Karnataka). The broad contours of this mobile world can be traced through a variety of methods, including political history, numismatics, archeology, and the history of art.
Lectures on Politics
Maps, mother goddess, and martyrdom in modern India
Of gods and globes: The territorialisation of Hindu deities in popular visual culture
Two Kashmiri lives in the Calukya Deccan
Hinduism, non-violence and the costs of terrorism: towards an Indian mediation service?
This talk will address research into the history and philosophy of non-violence in Indian religious traditions, including Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. It will ask whether the stress on ahimsa in the Indian philosophical tradition is something worth preserving, even in the face of terrorist attacks such as most recently in Mumbai, and if so, how can that be done? The proposal to launch an Indian Union Mediation Service will be presented as one intelligent way to square this ethical circle of idealism versus realpolitik.
Indian Foreign Policy: Shifting Roles and Challenges in the New Decade
A review of principal foreign policy development in the first decade of the 21st century and implications for the second decade.