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The programme is not finalised yet and we are awaiting confirmation that the speakers are able to attend. However, the following are some of the papers offered this year.
THE FINAL PROGRAMME WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON
- The Renouncing Royals of Videha across Buddhist, Jain and Hindu narratives – Naomi Appleton
- Monumental differences: male-female teacher-disciple relations according to Buddhist monument inscriptions - Alice Collet
- Buddhist extremist confrontations with ethnic and religious minorities in contemporary Sri Lanka – Mahinda Deegalle
- Concepts of violence and peace in Hinduism: himsa and ahimsa -Theodore Gabriel
- From false teachings, failing bloodlines and toxic karma to their several opposites: the economy of religious explanation in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain narrative traditions (to c. the 6th century CE) - James Hegarty
- Peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery in Nepal: A Buddhist case study - Anna King
- ‘The fool quarrels about flesh and meat’: Khalsa Sikh groups and vegetarianism – Eleanor Nesbitt
- One Hundred Years On: Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims on the Western Front – Catherine Robinson
- Missing cat: In search of the feline in Indian traditions – Valerie Roebuck
- Blessed Food from Jalarām’s Kitchen: Narrative, Continuity and Service among Jalarām Bāpā Devotees in London – Martin Wood
- A journey to Punjab, ‘here and there’, and Sikh identity in Birmingham - Catherine St-Hilaire
- A Critical Appraisal of Vimutti (liberation) as depicted in Theravada Buddhism and Hinduism – Lalan Jha
- Orthodoxy, Traditionalism and the Five Knowledges – Robert Leach
- A village puja in the city: Caribbean Hindus in New York – Rupa Pillai
- Prophet in the Sin City: Revisiting Ramakrishna’s Calcutta — Dhrubajyoti Sarkar
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at Luther King House. Early booking is advisable. You will find the booking form above.
If you would like to attend the symposium, but do not want to stay, could you please let us know.
The 39th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions
25th-27th April 2014
The Spalding Symposium, which is supported by The Spalding Trust is an annual conference bringing together scholars from many disciplines who are working in the general areas of Indic Studies. Papers on Jain, Hindu, Buddhist, Parsi, Sikh and sub-continental Christianity or Islam are welcome, as are those that examine Indian religions as diasporic or global communities. Each paper usually takes 45 minute papers, with 15 minutes for discussion.
It is expected that a selection of papers from the Symposium will be published in our peer-reviewed journal, Religions of South Asia (RoSA). However, giving a paper at the Symposium does not guarantee inclusion in the journal.
Speakers, papers and a provisional programme will be posted on the Spalding website as soon as they become available.
The Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions will be held at Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Manchester M14 5JP on Friday 25 – 27th April 2014