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March 2018

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

March 31, 2018 - April 1, 2018

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

Subjunctive Explorations of Fictive Vaisnava-Sufi Discourse in Bengal

September 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Anderson Hall, Room 216, University of Florida + Google Map
Free

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 - February 17
107 Anderson Hall,

Center for the study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) at the University of Florida presents CHiTra Mela 3 Research and Pedagogy on South Asia and Global Hindu Traditions February 15-17, 2019 216 Anderson Hall, University of Florida We gratefully acknowledge support from the CHiTra Endowment Fund, the Department of Religion, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Vice-President of Research, University of Florida Program: Saturday, February 16th 9:00 – 9:05 - Welcome 9:10 am – 10:10 am   Panel…

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

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
117 Anderson Hall
Free

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 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
117 Anderson Hall,

The Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions presents a talk by Professor Caleb Simmons, Department of Religious Studies, University of Arizona. DISPLAYS OF POWER: MULTIPLE REGISTERS OF KINGSHIP AND POWER IN THE MURALS OF THE MYSORE RAṄGAMAHAL Time: Thursday, February 21, 4:00 pm Venue:  117 Anderson Hall Abstract: The display of non-military, modalities of power within courtly productions was central to the negotiation of kingship within the early colonial period in India. One of the most prevalent forms of…

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