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


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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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Schedule for 48th Spalding Symposium, 2023

16 March 2023
Schedule (subject to change due to unforseen circumstances) **FRIDAY 21st April**Registration: 12.30pm-1.00pmPANEL: Narrative Lineage Constructions in Early Hindu Literature 1.00pm-2.30pmSanne…

Spalding Symposium panels and speakers

24 February 2023
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Registration now open for Spalding Symposium 2023

20 February 2023
Please use this eventbrite booking link to register for the 2023 Spalding Symposium, April 21-23, at King's College London:…

48th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions Schedule

King’s College London, Friday 21 – Sunday 23 April, 2023
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Opening Keynote:
Tulasi Srinivas (Emerson College, USA) - The Lake of Fire: Water, caste and gender in India's climate apocalypse
Closing Keynote:
Gwilym Beckerlegge (Open University, UK) - From Gurus and Svāmīs to Workers, Trusts and Managing Committees

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