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South Asia Seminar with Sugata Ray

Date: 04/14/2010

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: 710 Social Sciences,West Bank

Cost: Free


Talk title: In the name of Krishna: The making of a modern Hindu self

 This paper engages with the discursive paradigms through which localized forms of Hinduisms were produced in 19th-century Vrindavan - the key pilgrimage site in north India for worshipers of Krishna. Beginning with the 1806 "Anglo-Maratha War," it draws on the cow protection movement, modern temple-building, and theological interventions in Vrindavan to argue for the making of multi-layered, and often contradictory, subjectivities that resisted both nationalist and colonial constructions of religion, space, and community.

About the speaker:

Sugata Ray is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota.


  • Name: Consortium for the Study of the Asias
  • E-mail: asias@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-6103
  • Sponsored by: Study of the Asias, Asian Languages & Literatures



Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Consortium for the Study of the Asias.

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