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February 2018

Feb 25

Tradition and Innovation in Carnatic Music

7:00 PM

The Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions  (CHiTra) at the University of Florida, is delighted to sponsor a talk by Sudha Ragunathan (recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Sangeetha Kalanidhi Awards;, Senior Fulbright Scholar, Nova Southeastern University, Florida).   Ms. Ragunathan’s talk, “Tradition and Innovation in Carnatic Music” will be held at Music 101 on Sunday, February 25th, 2018, 7:00 pm.  The talk is co-sponsored by the UF School of Music/ Musicology Colloquium Series. Sudha Ragunathan is one of the…

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March 2018

Mar 02

Indian Classical (Carnatic) Music concert

7:00 PM

March 2nd,  7:00 pm Music 101, Indian Classical (Carnatic) Music concert. Dr. M. Narmadha (violin), Vijay Ganesh (percussion/ mridangam), and Chandrasekhara Sharma (percussion/ ghatam)

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Mar 15

Two lectures on Gujarati Culture!

4:00 PM

March 15, 4:00 -7:00 pm  Anderson 107 Two lectures on Gujarati Culture! Venu Mehta, “Kanyā-Keṇavaḷī and Folk-literature: Methods for Girl-child Education in Nineteenth Century Folk-Societies of Gujarat” In this lecture, Venu Mehta will present an account of what alternative methods of education were developed by the folk-societies of Gujarat region where formal schooling for girls was not very common in the nineteenth century. The lecture focuses specifically on rural-based folk-societies of Gujarat. Venu Mehta will discuss the diverse forms of…

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Mar 31
Apr 01

The Fourth Suvarna D. Shah Gujarati Poetry Festival, Orlando, FL.

12:00 AM

The Gujarat Region Culture Program/ Center for the study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) at the University of Florida proudly presents The Fourth Suvarna D. Shah Gujarati Poetry Festival. The event will be held at the Rosen Jewish Community Center (11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32836 ) from  March 31 – April 1, 2018. The event will feature Poet Laureates from India:  Bhagyesh Jha and Hiten Anandpara And poets from the USA: Dr. Dinesh O. Shah, Gainesville, FL.Dr. Snehlata Pandya, Merritt Island, FL Rekha…

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September 2018

Sep 26

Subjunctive Explorations of Fictive Vaisnava-Sufi Discourse in Bengal

4:00 PM

The Center for the study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) is pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Tony Stewart, Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of Asian Studies and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University. Title: “Subjunctive Explorations of Fictive Vaisnava-Sufi Discourse in Bengal.” Date and Time: September 26th, 4;00 pm Venue: Anderson 216, University of Florida Abstract: The early modern Bangla tales of the legendary or mythic pīrs are romantic narratives that speak to the often strange and…

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February 2019


CHiTra Mela III: Research and Pedagogy in South Asia and Global Hindu Traditions: A Symposium for Faculty and Graduate Students in Florida

February 16, 2019 - February 17, 2019
Feb 18

“Reinventing Rajacandra for a Global Indian Devotional Public” with Steven Vose

4:00 PM

Monday, February 18th, 4:00 pm Room 117, Anderson Hall, University of Florida Bio: Dr. Steven M. Vose is the Bhagwan Mahavir Assistant Professor of Jain Studies and Director, Jain Studies Program, at the Florida International University.  Dr. Vose's main areas for research and teaching are the religious traditions of South Asia, primarily in Jainism and secondarily in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Islam. He examines the history of interactions within and between these traditions to understand the meaning and contexts of community…

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Displays of Power: Multiple Registers of Kingship and Power in the Murals of Mysore Rangamahal

February 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

February 2020

CHiTra Mela IV: Research and Pedagogy on South Asia and Global Hindu Traditions

February 14 - February 16
Feb 23

Sajda-e-Sufi: An Evening of Bhakti and Sufi Music

5:30 PM - Music Building 101

The Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) presents Sajda e Sufi: An Evening of Bhakti and Sufi Music By Dr. Shiwani Arora and Dr. Saloni Taneja Accompanying Musicians: Rajesh Bhandari (Tabla); Shawn Bhajman (Keyboard); Zaeem Usmani (Percussion); Tanmaya Mishra (Guitar), Shashank Mayekar, Srivalli Boddupalli, Vaasuki Marupaka, and Vaibhav Sahay (Vocal Support) Venue: Music Building 101; 435 Newell Drive, University of Florida Sunday, February 23, 2020 Time: Tea and Social: 5:30 PM-6:00 PM , Music Concert: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Free admission but…

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