Advancing world-class research on Indian religions since 1975


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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Vernacularising Jainism

22 September 2021
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Bhartṛhari and The Ethics of Poetry

17 September 2021
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The Philosophical and Spiritual Value of Doxography

8 September 2021
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46th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions Schedule

Day 1: Friday 23rd April
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12.00 – 13.00
Keynote Address - Jacqueline Suthren-Hirst (University of Manchester)
13.15 – 14.15
Arun Brahmbhatt (St Lawrence University)
14.15 – 15.15
Heleen De Jonckheere (University of Chicago)

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