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Iconography

Visual piety and bazaar Hinduism

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy
Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2008 -
09:30 to 17:30
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Professor Sumathi

Devised lineages and pliant biographies: A study of Shiva and his retinue

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Nilima Chitgopekar
Date: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 -
09:30 to 17:30
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Dr Nilima

Western perceptions of Indian culture

Lecture Type: 
The IK Foundation Lectures 2002
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Francis X. Clooney, SJ
Date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2002 -
09:30 to 17:30
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An historical overview of how the West has interpreted and misinterpreted. Indian culture through the ages.

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Professor Francis X.

The Lion of Durga

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Jim Robinson
Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

Dr Robinson did his D.Phil. research on the Worship of Clay Images in West Bengal. An important part of this was the study of Hindu iconography and the festivals of West Bengal, including Durga puja. Recently he has become a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and is working on an article on an ivory figure of Durga in the V&A which was part of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Photographs taken during fieldwork in Bengal and amongst the Bengali community in the UK are now in the British Museum Asia collection and in the archives of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Jim

Icon and murti (four seminars)

Lecture Type: 
Icon and murti (four seminars)
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Matthew Steenberg
Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2007 -
09:30 to 17:30
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This seminar series will examine the issue of representation of the divine in Christian Orthodoxy and Vaisnava Hinduism. Given that God is unknowable and beyond all representation in these traditions, questions will be raised about how a transcendent reality can be represented, the function of such representations, and the degree to which such mediations are thought to be required by tradition.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Matthew

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