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"So you want to marry my daughter?"

Lecture Type: 
The IK Foundation Lectures 2002
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor M Narasimhachary
Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 - 15:15
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Examining issues of caste, its origins,history and how we live it today.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor M

Advaita Vedanta and the Kerala renaissance of the 19th century

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor K. Maheswaran Nair
Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 11:15
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First name (inc. titles): 
Professor K. Maheswaran

Rationalism, atheism and Hinduism in dravidian India, c.1920-90

Lecture Type: 
Majewski Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr David Washbrook
Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 13:15
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Dr. David Washbrook (St Antony's College, University of Oxford.)

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Dr David

Maps, mother goddess, and martyrdom in modern India

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy
Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 -
09:30 to 17:30
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First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi

Of gods and globes: The territorialisation of Hindu deities in popular visual culture

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy
Date: 
Thursday, May 8, 2008 -
09:30 to 17:30
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First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi

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

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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First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Sumathi

Hinduism, non-violence and the costs of terrorism: towards an Indian mediation service?

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Thomas Daffern
Date: 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

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.

 
Dr Thomas C. Daffern is a specialist in peace studies, comparative
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Dr Thomas

Mahatma Gandhi at the OCHS 3: The "Sanatani" Mahatma (lecture)

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Makarand Paranjape
Date: 
Monday, November 16, 2009 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

The third lecture is on the “Sanatani” Mahatma. Sanatani here may be taken as both the perennial Gandhi, but also the Hindu, in the sense of Sanatana Dharma, Gandhi. This lecture, thus, attempts to ask what aspects of Gandhi outlive him, but also in what ways he was the quintessential, perhaps the greatest, Hindu of his times. Such questions, understandably, assume greater urgency in a post-Hindutva India. If we closely examine his life, we notice not just how radically Gandhi modified and reformed the Hinduism that he had inherited, but also how deeply he renewed and burnished it.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Makarand

Mahatma Gandhi at the OCHS 1: The Death of Gandhi (lecture)

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Makarand Paranjape
Date: 
Monday, October 19, 2009 - 14:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

These four, interrelated talks on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1969-1948) may be considered as an attempt to understand and articulate the coherence of an exemplary life. Given how he regarded it himself—“My life is my message”—Gandhi invites to be read in terms of a consistency in his anubhav (original experience), vichar (thought and ideas), and achaar (conduct and action). To that extent, his is a life which sets itself up almost in opposition to modernity—almost, because it might be reductive to see Gandhi merely as an opponent of modernity.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Makarand

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