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Diaspora

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati and the West

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ferdinando Sardella
Date: 
Thursday, May 3, 2012 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati's (1874–1937) passing away. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was the founder of the Gaudiya Math and the inspirator of a wide range of Vaishnava movements that have been established in the West from the 1930s and onwards, among others ISKCON or the Hare Krishna Movement. The lecture discusses the relationship of Bhaktisiddhanta with modernity, his theological ideas in relation to Christianity, and his approach to Western culture.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Ferdinando

Hindus and Hinduism in contemporary Britain (part of the 'Relating to the other: Hindu and Christian perspectives' series)

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Savita Vij
Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 12:45
Location: 

Part of the 'Relating to the other: Hindu and Christian perspectives' series.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Savita

Transnational religion: Hindu traditions in Cambodia, 5th-12th centuries

Lecture Type: 
Wahlstrom Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasudha Narayanan
Date: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - 11:30
Location: 

Professor Vasudha Narayanan (University of Florida, USA and Tamal Krishna Visiting Fellow, President of the American Academy of Religion [2001-2])

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Vasudha

Hindus in the diaspora: Their histories and traditions (six lectures)

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Pratap Kumar
Date: 
Monday, October 18, 2004 - 09:30 to Monday, November 15, 2004 - 17:30
Location: 

This lecture series includes a general survey of the histories of Hindu communities outside India. The series will focus on the development and the maintenance of their traditions.

 
More specifically the series will unpack issues related to the contemporary understanding of Hinduism and the implications that the developments of Diaspora Hinduism have on how we conceptualise Hinduism. The discourse will look at the orientalist constructions through classical texts and the predominantly oral traditions that have influenced the diaspora Hinduism.
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Pratap

Jalaram Bapa: Vernacular Practice and Belief in the Gujarati Hindu Diaspora

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Martin Woods
Date: 
Friday, March 4, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

The scholarly literature concerning Gujarati Hinduism in the U.K. has tended to pay attention to so-called ecumenical, rationalised and representative Hindu beliefs and practices. This has been at the expense of any scholarly enquiry as to the role that regional, vernacular traditions play in the religious lives of Gujarati Hindus in this country.

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Martin

Hinduism’s Transnational Diasaporias*: the view from Oceania

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Purushottama Bilimoria
Date: 
Monday, October 31, 2011 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

(*aporias of diaspora)

 
Purushottama Bilimoria, PhD is Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Studies at Deakin University in Australia and Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne. Visiting Professor and Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley and Dominican University, San Anselmo, and Shivadasani Fellow of  Oxford University. His areas of specialist research and publications cover classical Indian philosophy and comparative ethics; Continental thought; cross-cultural philosophy of religion, diaspora studies; bioethics, and personal law in India.
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Purushottama