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

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasudha Narayanan
Date: 
Thursday, October 21, 2004 - 11:30
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Professor Vasudha Narayanan (University of Florida, USA and Tamal Krishna Visiting Fellow, President of the American Academy of Religion [2001])

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Professor Vasudha

Hinduism and women

Lecture Type: 
Majewski Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Ursula King
Date: 
Monday, February 7, 2005 - 10:45
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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)

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Ursula

Female speakers in the Upanishads and Mahabharata

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Brian Black
Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - 16:30
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First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Brian

Towards equality: Women neither as goddess nor as victim (as part of 'Towards equality: writing/reading gender in texts of Hinduism' workshop)

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Dr Sanjukta Gupta
Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2006 - 13:00
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This talk will introduce the theme of the worskshop and will address the problem of traditional representations of women as Goddess or Victim and will provide a historical overview of the problem. This will set the scene and provide the background for the discussion that follows.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Sanjukta

Texts of Hindu sacred law and the construction of women's lives (as part of 'Towards equality: writing/reading gender in texts of Hinduism' workshop)

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Professor Mandakranta Bose
Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2006 - 13:00
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In India the treatises of law founded upon the sacred books of the Hindus had a far-reaching and defining influence on social life. As foundational documents of the Hindu way of life which codified social relations as well as personal belief as religious imperatives, these texts have exerted the deepest influence on the lives and conduct of women through history and their teachings have not yet entirely lost their force.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Mandakranta

The concept of nivrtti as translated in the lives of women in Hinduism: A survey (as part of 'Towards equality: writing/reading gender in texts of Hinduism' workshop)

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor T.S. Rukmani
Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2006 - 13:00
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Nivrtti denotes disengagement with worldly conventions. Of course it is used more in the context of samnysins/samnyasinis in connection with the pursuit of moksa (liberation). But this paper intends to release the word nivrtti from this narrow application and look at it in a wider context. The paper will examine the instances in the texts which have representations of women who go against the conventional, mother/warrior image.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor T.S.

The "Hindu" Goddess and Indian modernity

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy
Date: 
Thursday, May 15, 2008 -
09:30 to 17:30
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First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi