Hindu Arts and Literatures – Four Theories (HT 14)

Location: OCHS Library
Speaker: Dr Jessica Frazier
Date: March 4, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Drawing on Clifford Geertz’s understanding of religion as a ‘worldview’, the seminar series explore key themes in Hinduism and looks at the way in which crucial conceptual ‘translations’ are needed to understand Hindu culture properly from without, and asks whether it is possible to derive critical and hermeneutic ‘theory’ in religious studies from Indic material. One of the goals will be to challenge the hegemony of Western-derived ‘theories’ of religion, culture, and human nature.