ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಅನುಭಾವಿ ಪಂಥಗಳು: ಜನತಾ ಧರ್ಮಗಳು (Mystic Cults As Peoples' Religion" by Prof. Rahamath Tarikere, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600hrs)

 

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560012

 

Invites you to a Public Lecture in the 

Changing India Series

 

by

  

Prof. Rahamath Tarikere

Literary and Cultural critic, Kannada University Hampi

 

entitled

 

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಅನುಭಾವಿ ಪಂಥಗಳುಜನತಾ ಧರ್ಮಗಳು 

(MYSTIC CULTS AS PEOPLES' RELIGION)

 

Chairperson: Prof. Sundar Sarukkai, NIAS

 

Date:               Thursday, 11th October 2018

Time:               4:00 PM (Coffee/Tea at 3.30 PM)

Venue:             Lecture Hall, NIAS

 

Abstract:   In this lecture Professor Tarikere will talk about everyday religion: day to day religious practices of certain disadvantaged groups, building on Sufi aroodha avadhoota achala mystic traditions, as worlds apart from homogenizing ideologies of far right Hinduism and Islam. His talk will be based on his ongoing research into the literary traditions of Sufi saints in the Hyderabad Karnatak region and the Urs that continue to be celebrated in their names.

 

About the Speaker: Dr Tarikere is a Professor at Kannada University, Hampi. He writes about religious fundamentalism, communalism and secularism in the age of globalisation with insights that go beyond the written words. He stands apart in analysing how political manipulations affect the private lives of people — both the marginalised and others. He provides powerful insights into how past and present literature needs to be negotiated.  A well-known Kannada literary figure, he was won the Kannada Sahitya Akademi award multiple times. He is known for his extensive research and publications in the areas of Cult studies, Sufism, Cultural studies, Literary criticism, Poetics and Political analysis. His most popular works include Sufis of Karnataka, Nathpanth of Karnataka, Pratisamskruti, Mardolagana Kichu, Kattiyanchina Daari, Chintanya Paadu (literary criticism), Illi Yaar Mukhyaralla (poetics), Andaman Kanasu, KadaLi hokku Bande, Nadedashtoo Naadu (travelogue), Dharamapareekshe (articles on cultural politics), Vasahatu Prajne Mattu Vimochane (translation of Ngugi Wa Thiongo’s Decolonising The Mind), Samskrutika Adhyayana (cultural studies), Lokavirodhigala Jateyalli (collection of interviews), Samshodhane: Tatvikata Vichara (Papers on research methodology).

 

Changing India Series: M.N. Srinivas, a major sociologist of modern India and a key figure in the history of NIAS, was deeply invested in understanding how the Indian social and political landscape developed after Independence, sometimes taking unexpected turns. Building on the social thought of Prof. Srinivas, the ‘Changing India’ series of lectures, events and workshops will host key academics, writers, public intellectuals, artists and social justice activists to reflect on some of the pertinent questions of our time.

 

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All are cordially invited

 

 

For further information, please contact. Ms. Krupa Rajangam kruparajangam@rediffmail.com

 

Link to audio file of lecture: https://we.tl/t-aoSvdl7YYT

Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018