Advancing world-class research on Indian religions since 1975


Annual Spring Symposium featuring scholars from the UK and around the world


Supporting graduate research, presentations and skills


Building resources and a community of scholars


From podium to publication: partnerships with academic publishers

The Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which takes place each year, now packs around sixteen research papers into an intensive weekend, with a hundred participants. Many academics share early-stage research and there is allocated space for graduate students as well.

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Like a Lump of Salt in Water: Trajectories of the Self

4 November 2022
We are excited to share another outstanding research talk from our Spalding Symposium 2022, this time from Dr Ananya Vajpeyi…

Shadow and Light in the Devī Māhāmtya

24 October 2022
We are delighted to share another recording from our 2022 Spalding Symposium. This research talk was from Dr Raj Balkaran…

Call for Papers: Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions 2023

11 October 2022
King’s College London (in person) Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April 2023 Call for Papers – Proposal deadline: 22nd December 2022 Theme:…

47th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions Schedule

Day 1: Friday 22nd April
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13.30 – 14.30
Keynote Address - Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair (University of Michigan)
14.45 – 15.45
Panel 2
16.00 – 17.30
Graduate Panel 1

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