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(Professeur invité de l'EHESS) Professor, Packard Chair of Theology, Tufts University

Mars 2016

Cycle de conférences de Brian A. Hatcher


8 mars 2016 de 13 h 30 à 16 h 30, en salle 638 (190 avenue de France 75013 Paris)

Imitating Friends: Philanthropy and Associational Behavior in Colonial Calcutta


Dans le cadre du séminaire du CEIAS Actualité de la recherche sur l'Asie du Sud (resp. Marie Fourcade, Caterina Guenzi, Corinne Lefèvre, Ines G. Županov)


Thoughts on the emergence of philanthropy in early colonial Bengal, emphasizing dynamics of intimacy and imitation. In the context of early colonial Calcutta, local actors entered into intimate relationships with Europeans and these relationships provided occasions to borrow, translate and retool a range of ideas and practices relevant to new modes of public charity, new norms of associational behavior and new vocabularies of general welfare.



17 mars 2016 de 11h à 13h en salle 641 (190 avenue de France 75013 Paris)

Translating Translation: Colonial Mediations of Anuvāda 


Dans le cadre du séminaire Science, spiritualité et ésotérisme. Approches anthropologiques à partir de l’Inde (resp. Caterina Guenzi, Raphaël Voix)


The Sanskrit term anuvāda has come to mean “translation” in many modern Indian vernaculars, but just how was the modern meaning of anuvāda produced? Drawing on the work of Lydia Liu, we might inquire into the processes of mediation that shaped translational practice in one particular context, namely early colonial Bengal. Attending to the mediated translation of translation promises to enrich not only our understanding of South Asian translational practices but also to open up new avenues for thinking about literary modernity in Bengal.



18 mars 2016 de 14 h à 16 h en salle 662 (190 avenue de France 75013 Paris)

Cowherds, Kings and Sadhus: Shiva Networks in Colonial Bengal


Dans le cadre du séminaire Hindouisme et société en Inde 1865-1965 (resp. Catherine Clémentin-Ojha )


Overview of a current project centering on the exploration of factors shaping the expansion of vernacular religion in modern South Asia, most especially the emplacement of Shiva temples and Shaiva monasteries in southwestern Bengal. Special attention is paid to the networks of religious itinerancy, caste mobility and internal migration that served to authorize, promote and destabilize new cultic centers connected with the shrine of Tarakeshwar in Hooghly District.



25 mars 2016 de 14 h à 16 h en salle 662 (190 avenue de France 75013 Paris)

Setting off and Settling Down: Religious Mobility and Place-Making


Dans le cadre du séminaire Hindouisme et société en Inde 1865-1965 (resp. Catherine Clémentin-Ojha )


An attempt to bring into view the fluid religious world of early colonial South Asia, looking at patterns of renunciation, community-formation and spatialization in Hindu, Sikh and other traditions. Draws on recent work by scholars such as Thomas Tweed and Manuel Vásquez in order to theorize religious experience and religious identity while seeking to avoid both the reification of religious traditions and the operation of implicit nationalist teleologies.


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Rencontre littéraire autour d'Amit Chaudhuri

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