Ronapalooza: Program

Sacred Cows & False Prophets: Traversing History and Religion in South Asia

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Friday, April 21st 2006
1:30 pm Welcome
1:45 pm
Introduction [Daud Ali]
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm
On History
Charles Hallisey, An Agent in Time: Buddhist Historiography as an Ethical Genre
Bronwen Bledsoe, One fierce stava: Buddhist knowledge repurposed in Saiva Kathmandu
Jon Walters, Buddhist Historians after the World-wish: Rājāvaliya Reappraised
Richard H. Davis [Discussant]
4:45 pm Break
5:00 pm Informal Festschrift Meeting [Daud Ali]
6:00 pm
Keynote Address: Vinay Lal
Intolerance for 'Hindu Tolerance': Hinduism, Religious Violence in Pre-modern India, and the Contours of Public Discourse
7:30 pm Dinner
Saturday, April 22nd 2006
9:00 am Welcome
9:30 pm
On Memory
Pedram Partovi, Martyrdom in the Iranian Cinema of Sacred Defense
Gautam Ghosh, The Privileges of Citizenship in Transnational Time
Sudipta Sen, The Historian's Dream: The Past as Oneiric Inspiration in Nineteenth Century Bengal
Fasial Devji [Discussant]
12:15 pm Lunch
1:30 pm
Ron's Presentation
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm
On Place
Ajay Rao, Srivaisnavas and the Royal Rama Cult at Vijayanagara
Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi, When Theologians do not follow rules of Historicism!
Michael Rabe, Contextualizing the Portrait Bronzes of Krishnadeva Raya and his Wives
Parimal Patil [Discussant]
5:00 pm Break
5:15 pm
Concluding Remarks
5:30 pm Pub etc.
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