Money, Monasteries, and Monism: Fashioning Hindu Selves in Colonial South India

Presentation by Visiting Assistant Professor Eric Steinschneider.

This talk theorizes Hindu selfhood in modernity with reference to the Kovilur Atinam, a monastic institution in Tamil-speaking South India founded by the wealthy merchant Mutturamalinga Swamigal (1791-1847). Examining the significance of this figure’s life story for the local community, I explore how social aspirations, traditions of monastic authority, and vernacular religious literature participate in the formation of contemporary Hindu identities.
 

Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00pm

Emerson Suites, C

Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact Eric Steinschneider. We ask that requests be made as soon as possible to ensure they can be met.

Event Type

Speaker/Lecture/Discussion

Schools

School of Humanities and Sciences

Departments/Offices

Philosophy-Religion

Website

https://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/artic...

Cost

Free and open to the IC community and the public

Contact Email:

Eric Steinschneider

Contact Phone:

607-274-5802

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