Hindus in the diaspora: Their histories and traditions (six lectures)

Speaker: Professor Pratap Kumar
Date: October 18, 2004
Time: Monday, 18 October 2004 – 9:30am to Monday, 15 November 2004 – 5:30pm

This lecture series includes a general survey of the histories of Hindu communities outside India. The series will focus on the development and the maintenance of their traditions. More specifically the series will unpack issues related to the contemporary understanding of Hinduism and the implications that the developments of Diaspora Hinduism have on how we conceptualise Hinduism. The discourse will look at the orientalist constructions through classical texts and the predominantly oral traditions that have influenced the diaspora Hinduism. It will raise methodological and theoretical issues in conceptualising Hinduism.