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Indian Religions / Religious Studies Seminar overview

This Research Seminar subdivides into termly seminars for specialists in Islam, Judaism, and the religious traditions of India. Speakers may have premodern or contemporary interests, and may present papers on the basis of a very wide range of intellectual interests and disciplinary traditions.





Indian Religions Research Seminars

[Co-sponsored with the Research Seminar

 in Inter-Religious Relations]


Lent Term 2020


Meetings will be held in the Faculty of Divinity,

 Lightfoot Room, 2:15 pm except February 25 (Room 5)



February 4Dr Jonathan Duquette (Affiliated Lecturer, FAMES, University of Cambridge): “The Pandit’s Complaint: On the Decline of Religion in 19th-century India”


February 18Dr Naomi Appleton (Senior Lecturer in Asian Religions, Edinburgh): “The Body and the Dharma: Giving and Getting in Indian Buddhist Jātaka Literature”



February 25  Dr Uma Ananda Dagnino González (Hoffmann Academy): “Dance Aesthetics and Mysticism in Hinduism: the Case of Odissi”  (Room 5)



March 3  – Dr Christopher Jones (Affiliated Lecturer in Buddhist Studies, University of Cambridge): “Buddha-nature and Selfhood: Innovation and its Limits in Indian Buddhist Literature”


All colleagues, Undergraduates, MPhil and PhD students in Religious Studies

or other areas (such as Classics, History and Philosophy),

 from within and outside the faculty, are warmly welcome.

If you need further information, please contact Dr Ankur Barua