Living as a Hindu in the 21st Century, a talk by Shaunaka Rishi Das of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
In this talk we will explore the Indian ideas and principles that have formed the basis of the worlds oldest existing religion and examine why it still exists today. For centuries Hindu culture has proven to be very adaptable but can it survive the challenges of modern times. How do Hindus in Birmingham negotiate their lives in a multimedia age. Essentially, how cool is Hindu. Among the concepts discussed are secularism and modernity, women and caste, the balance of salvation and sexuality, the role of the family, duty, spirituality, truth, happiness and love. Bring a brain.
Shaunaka Rishi Das is the Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. The Centre is the home of Hindu research and teaching in Oxford, the Hindu Studies Journal, Hindu Studies Online, and The Bhumi Project – coordinating Hindu responses to the environment. He is a lecturer, a broadcaster, and Hindu Chaplain to Oxford University.