Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 710 Social Sciences,West Bank
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.
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