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October 2016

The Gurucaritra Parayan: Social Praxis of Religious Reading Lecture

October 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Yadunandan Center for India Studies will be presenting a lecture by Dr. Mugdha Yeolekar from Loyola Marymount University entitled “The Gurucaritra Parayan: Social Praxis of Religious Reading.” Dr. Yeolekar addresses one of the most critical problems in the study of religion: How do scriptures acquire significance in religious communities in ways that go beyond the meaning of their words? Based on ethnographic research, she analyzes the complex relationship between a 16th century religious text and its readers in contemporary urban India.…

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