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An Ocean of Devotion: Regional Traditions

March 20, 2008 - March 22, 2008


Thursday, March 20, 7:30 pm, Keene Faculty Center

  • Keynote Address: Humoring the Saints: Mirabai and her Guru
    Dr. John Stratton Hawley, Barnard College / Columbia University

Friday, March 21, 9am–12noon, Pugh Hall 210

  • Imagined Landscapes: Space and Place in the Haridwara Mahatmya
    Jim Lochtefeld, Carthage College Legal Diglossia in Premodern India, Cambodia, and Java
    Tim Lubin, Washington and Lee UniversityThe Kasikhanda and Varanasi’s Visvesvara Temple
    Travis L. Smith, University of Florida

Friday, March 21, 3 pm

  • Ocean of Devotion Exhibit at the Harn Museum

Saturday, March 22, 9am–12noon, Pugh Hall 210

  • The Persistence of Erotic Devotion: Telugu Javali Songs in South Indian Courtesan Traditions
    Davesh Soneji, McGill UniversityAn Assembly of Love Songs: Gender, Genre, and Performance in Contemporary Sufi Practice
    Kelly Pemberton, George Washington University Sikh Langar: Sharing the Fruits of Labor
    Gurinder Singh Mann, University of California, Santa Barbara


March 20, 2008
March 22, 2008
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