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Pains of separation: Narratives of suffering in the Bhagavata Purana

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Amanda Mills
Date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2002 - 15:15
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Amanda

The Parinama Aesthetics as Underlying the Bhagavata Purana

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ithamar Theodor
Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 12:00
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Dr Ithamar

Sanskrit readings: Bhagavata purana, skandha x, chapters 29, 31-33

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Professor M Narasimhachary
Date: 
Monday, October 20, 2003 -
09:30 to 17:30
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Professor M

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

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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.

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Dr Ferdinando

Creation and Chaos in the Bhagavata Purana (Lecture Two)

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ravi Gupta
Date: 
Thursday, May 13, 2010 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

A potter gently shapes a lump of clay upon his wheel. A carpenter hews and joins measured pieces of wood. Creation, we see, is often a process of reasoned thought and careful construction. And yet, just as often, creation arises in far more unpredictable circumstances—from chaos, transgression, and failure. This lectures series will examine the interplay of creation and chaos in narratives of the Bhagavata Purana.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ravi

Creation and Chaos in the Bhagavata Purana (Lecture One)

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ravi Gupta
Date: 
Thursday, May 6, 2010 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

A potter gently shapes a lump of clay upon his wheel. A carpenter hews and joins measured pieces of wood. Creation, we see, is often a process of reasoned thought and careful construction. And yet, just as often, creation arises in far more unpredictable circumstances—from chaos, transgression, and failure. This lectures series will examine the interplay of creation and chaos in narratives of the Bhagavata Purana.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ravi

Readings from the Bhagavata Purana: Session One

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ravi Gupta
Date: 
Thursday, May 20, 2010 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

In these seminars, we will read sections of the Bhagavata Purana that are relevant to the theme of the Shivdasani lectures – creation and chaos. We will focus on the account of Jaya and Vijaya’s fall from Vaikuntha, paying special attention to issues of translation as well as theological concerns raised by commentators.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ravi

Readings from the Bhagavata Purana: Session Two

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ravi Gupta
Date: 
Thursday, May 27, 2010 -
14:00 to 15:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

In these seminars, we will read sections of the Bhagavata Purana that are relevant to the theme of the Shivdasani lectures – creation and chaos. We will focus on the account of Jaya and Vijaya’s fall from Vaikuntha, paying special attention to issues of translation as well as theological concerns raised by commentators.

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Dr Ravi

Radical Monotheism of the Qur’an and Equitheism of the Bhagavata Purana: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Allah and Krishna

Lecture Type: 
Wahlstrom Lecture
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Professor Carl Olson
Date: 
Monday, May 17, 2010 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

This narrowly focused essay proposes to compare the Islamic god Allah as depicted in the Qur’an with the Hindu deity Krishna in the Bhagavata Purana. This paper concentrates on how these two respective texts define the two deities. More precisely, this essay focuses on such issues as transcendence and immanence, creative power and play, obedience and love, and the relationship between God and humans.

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Professor Carl

Yoga and Māyā in the Bhāgavata-purāṇa

Lecture Type: 
Graduate Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Gopal Gupta
Date: 
Thursday, February 3, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

Among Puranic literature, the Bhagavata Purana has been most influential, both in intellectual circles and in popular Hinduism. The Bhagavata offers a unique form of yoga that is indebted to earlier texts, such as the Mahabharata and Patañjali’s Yoga-sutra, but is nevertheless distinct from them in an important way—the Bhagavata blends its characteristic emotional bhakti with the otherwise staid practice of yoga. This paper argues that the shift from the normative bhakti of the Mahabharata to the emotional bhakti of the Bhagavata is made possible primarily through the concept of yoga-maya.

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Gopal