ICAS:MP Colloquium/Special Lecture with Peter Gottschalk on 3 March 2022

We are delighted that Peter Gottschalk, our current fellow in TM 4 (Normative Conflicts and Transformations) and Professor of Religion at the Wesleyan University, USA, will hold a virtual lecture on 3 March 2022.

Title: Sharing Feelings: Affective Portrayls of Hindus and Muslims in British and American Newspapers from 1852  to 1865

Discussant: Rajeev Bhargava (ICAS:MP/CSDS)

Time: 7:30 – 9 pm IST/ 3 – 4:30 pm CET

Zoom Details: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81137062776?pwd=YkhWL3JhcU5NVXEwUlprNzFicXNvQT09

Passcode: 714957

Peter Gottschalk is Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University (Connecticut, USA). His research concentrates on the dynamics of cultural interpretation at the intersections of Muslim, Hindu, Christian, secular, and scientific traditions. He is interested particularly in how sentiment and thought (especially comparison and categorization) intersect to create fluctuating conditions of religious tension and confluence. Besides exploring these themes through two books on the United States, he has done so in South Asia—with a focus on Bihar—in Religion, Science, and Empire: Classifying Hindus and Muslims in British India (2012) and Beyond Hindu and Muslim: Multiple Identity in Narratives from Village India (2000).

Rajeev Bhargava was Professor at CSDS, Delhi and continues to be its Honorary Fellow and Director, Institute of Indian Thought. He was also the Centre’s Director (2007-2014).  He has been a Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and between 2001 and 2005 was Head, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.  He is also an Honorary Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford. Bhargava’s publications include Individualism in Social Science (1992), What is Political Theory and Why Do We Need It? (2010), and The Promise of India’s Secular Democracy (2010).


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