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Transformations of Religion and Culture in Contemporary India: Student Conference

When:Sa 23-08-2014 09:15 - 17:00
Where:Court Room, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38 Groningen

The students of the summer school Transformations of Religion and Culture in Contemporary India (mostly MA & PhD) present their research on the final day of the summerschool (23 August) in the form of a "student conference". Everyone interested in the topic of this summerschool is welcome!


9:15 – 9:30



10:00 – 10:40

Welcome and Introduction

Contemporary Islamic Evangelism in the Light of Science and Modernity: The Case of Dr. Zakir Naik - Shireen Azam, Manipal University

10:40 – 11:20

Voices from the Muslim ‘periphery’: Doing fieldwork in tribal Middle India - Eva Reichel, Free University, Berlin

11:20 – 12:00

Locating the ‘Marwari Entrepreneur-Community' in Max Weber's Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - Swati Mantri, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 – 13:40

Transformation of Religious Life of the Sikkimese Tribes - Pooja Thapa, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore

13:40 – 14:20

Conflict, Gender & Kinship in Meghalaya: Women's Voice and Agency in Conflict-Ridden Lifeworlds in Meghalaya - Nikolaus M. Gerold, LMU Munich

14:20 – 15:00

Labour, Religion and Power in Kolkata's Construction Industry - Manvi Agarwal, Presidency University, Kolkata

15:00 – 15:30


15:30 – 16:10

Descriptions and Denunciation: Analysing Academic Discourse on the Hindutva Movement - Garima Raghuvanshy, University of Groningen

16:10 – 16:50

Liberating Knowledge in Early Modern and Modern Advaita Vedānta - Pawel Odyniec, Uppsala University

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