Key thinkers in Hindu Studies: Session 3
This ongoing seminar series will provide an outline of a discipline with its own dramatic history and discuss some of the different forms that the study of Hinduism has taken with a focus on some of its key thinkers. At the same time, the history of Hindu Studies is inextricably intertwined with a number of comparative disciplines such as Religious Studies, Intercultural Philosophy and Comparative Theology. Many key thinkers are shared by these disciplines while some key thinkers belong to neither of these disciplines, but have had a profound influence on one or more of them. In the seminar series this term we will discuss the work, theories and methodology of some of the contemporary classics of Hindu Studies that remain influential on contemporary approaches to the study of religion in South Asia as well as on the general and comparative study of religion, theology and philosophy.