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Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky and Sanskrit

Shivdasani Seminar
Professor Ashok Aklujkar
1 May 2005

Related: Literature, Sanskrit

Semantic history of Vedanta and its implications for the study of Indian philosophy

Shivdasani Seminar
Professor Ashok Aklujkar
28 Apr 2005

Related: Philosophy, Upanisads, Vedanta

Pilgrimage as a geographic ritual in South Indian Hinduism

Remy Delage
10 Mar 2005

Related: Pilgrimage, Ritual

Conclusions: Mapping the mind in India and the West

OCHS consciousness seminar
Dr Jessica Frazier
8 Mar 2005

Related: Consciousness, Science and Religion

Advaita-tattvam (delivered in Sanskrit)

Shivdasani Lecture
Professor K. Maheswaran Nair
7 Mar 2005

Related: Sanskrit, Vedanta

Buddhist views on consciousness

OCHS consciousness seminar
Professor Richard Gombrich
1 Mar 2005

Related: Buddhism, Consciousness, Science and Religion

Advaita Vedanta and the Kerala renaissance of the 19th century

Professor K. Maheswaran Nair
24 Feb 2005

Related: Modern India, Vedanta

Advaita: Vedantic and materialistic

Majewski Lecture
Professor K. Maheswaran Nair
8 Feb 2005

K. Maheswaran Nair (Professor, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kerala)

Related: Vedanta

Saivite views on consciousness

Majewski Lecture
Christopher Wallis
8 Feb 2005

Related: Consciousness, Saiva, Science and Religion

Hinduism and women

Majewski Lecture
Professor Ursula King
7 Feb 2005

Ursula King (Professor Emerita, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Member of the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol. Professorial Research Associate, Centre for Gender and Religions Research, SOAS, University of London)

Related: Gender

The dvaita-advaita controversy

Shivdasani Lecture
Professor K. Maheswaran Nair
27 Jan 2005

K. Maheswaran Nair (Professor, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kerala)

Related: Hindu Theology, Vaisnava, Vedanta

Indian and Western approaches to the mystery of consciousness

OCHS consciousness seminar
Jonathan Edelmann
18 Jan 2005

Related: Consciousness, Science and Religion

In Hindu tradition is gaming and gambling fun or a sin?

Professor Vasantha Rangachar
18 Nov 2004

Any discussion of the motivation of gambling usually starts with the natural comparison to life. Life is a gamble. Everyday, people are faced with situations which involve risk and chance. Professor Rangachar looks at the religious antecedents of gaming and the reaction to its development.

Related: Ethics, Games

Do games and play have a religious character?

Professor Vasantha Rangachar
4 Nov 2004

Related: Games

Board games a metaphor for spiritual growth

Professor Vasantha Rangachar
28 Oct 2004

Related: Games

A poet and a philosopher: Two women in the Sri Vaishnava tradition

Professor Vasudha Narayanan
21 Oct 2004

Professor Vasudha Narayanan (University of Florida, USA and Tamal Krishna Visiting Fellow, President of the American Academy of Religion [2001])

Related: Gender, Literature, Vaisnava

Transnational religion: Hindu traditions in Cambodia, 5th-12th centuries

Wahlstrom Lecture
Professor Vasudha Narayanan
19 Oct 2004

Professor Vasudha Narayanan (University of Florida, USA and Tamal Krishna Visiting Fellow, President of the American Academy of Religion [2001-2])

Related: Diaspora

Hindus in the diaspora: Their histories and traditions (six lectures)

Professor Pratap Kumar
18 Oct 2004

This lecture series includes a general survey of the histories of Hindu communities outside India. The series will focus on the development and the maintenance of their traditions.

 
More specifically the series will unpack issues related to the contemporary understanding of Hinduism and the implications that the developments of Diaspora Hinduism have on how we conceptualise Hinduism. The discourse will look at the orientalist constructions through classical texts and the predominantly oral traditions that have influenced the diaspora Hinduism. It will raise methodological and theoretical issues in conceptualising Hinduism.

Related: Diaspora

Modernity and Madhva Vedanta: The beginning or the end of an esoteric tradition?

Dr Deepak Sarma
15 Oct 2004

The Madhva school of Vedanta is an orthodox tradition that is being forced to rise to the challenges of modernity, and in particular, recent technological advances. Are these changes minor ones or do they strike at the very heart of Madhva doctrine? Do they point towards its end or are they a chance to flourish? Dr Sarma's talk addresses these and other related issues that would face any esoteric tradition.

Related: Veda

Fifty years of ashram life: Reminiscences from jyotiniketan

Rev. Dr Murray Rogers
11 Jun 2004

Related: Christianity, Comparative Theology

A Christian understanding of monotheism: In conversation with Hindu perspectives

Professor George Pattison
27 May 2004

Related: Christianity, Comparative Theology

Science and religion seminar: Cultural myths, biological forms, and subjective qualities: Western and Hindu views on the philosophy of biology

Dr Brian Goodwin
26 May 2004

Related: Science and Religion

De-mystifying the divine: The early Brahmanical pantheon

Dr Madhuvanti Ghose
21 May 2004

Related: Veda

A conversation on Western and Indian perspectives on reading a Hindu text: The case of the Bhagavad-gita.

Professor S. Ramaratnam
20 May 2004

Related: Bhagavad-gita, Comparative Theology

Islamic monotheism and Islamic piety: In conversation with Hindu perspectives

Professor Christopher Melchert
13 May 2004

Related: Comparative Theology, Islam

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