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Modern Hinduism

The Importance of Aurobindo for the Contemporary Study of Religion

Lecture Type: 
Graduate Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Brainerd Prince
Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

The contemporary academic study of religion, dominated by both a call for the abandonment of the category ‘Religion’ and the dismantling of the discipline of Religious Studies, is thus faced with an impasse. In this paper, I explore the conditions that have brought about this impasse and argue that Aurobindo’s integralism offers a way forward.

 
Brainerd Prince is completing his PhD on Sri Aurobindo's Integral Philosophy under Professor Gavin Flood. He has interests in phenomenology and hermeneutics and in reconceiving the academic study of religion.
First name (inc. titles): 
Brainerd

Text Migration: Translation and Modern Reception of the Bhāgavata Purāna in Bengal and Beyond

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ferdinando Sardella
Date: 
Thursday, November 25, 2010 -
16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

This event marks the launching of a newly started project at the OCHS called "Bengali Vaishnavism in the Modern Period", which undertakes the mapping, collection, translation and investigation of literature and other relevant material related to or dealing with the modern development of Caitanya Vaisnavism in Bengal from the late 18th century to the present. The presentation addresses in particular the migration of the Bhagavata Purana  - one of the core theological text of Vaishnavism/Hinduism in India - as a sacred text to the West during the 19th and 20th century.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ferdinando