"Avadhana" means perfect concentration in Sanskrit. The art of avadhana requires the highest degree of retention and problem solving skills. The credit of reviving this ancient art in the Kannada language goes to Shatavadhani Dr. R. Ganesh. Prof. S. N. Balagangadhara (Ghent University, Belgium) discusses the art of avadhana, problem solving skills, advaita vedanta and colonial consciousness with Dr. R. Ganesh.
Liberal Secularism & Religious Fundamentalism: Opposites or Alter Egos? Ashis Nandy (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi) and Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi) present at RRI 2009, Roundtable 3.
Rajaram Hegde (Kuvempu University, India) presents a paper on secularism and the Bababudangiri shrine in Karnataka, policies of the State that increase Hindu-Muslim antagonism, and the Hindutva movement as opposed to the secular front.
Timothy Fitzgerald (University of Stirling, UK) and S.N. Balagangadhara (Ghent University, Belgium) address the Platform question: Are there native religions in India? Respondents: Naomi Goldenberg and Laurie Patton.
A selection of the debates at the Roundtable Sessions: Colonialism and Religion in India (Geoffrey Oddie, Richard King, Laurie Patton, Akeel Bilgrami, Vivek Dhareshwar, Sharada Sugirtharajah, John Zavos, Jakob De Roover, Martin Fárek).
Rethinking Religion in India is a conference cluster organised by the Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap (Ghent University) and the Centre for the Study of Local Cultures (Kuvempu University, India). This channel intends to reach a wide audience interested in the conference themes.
RRI 2008 (New Delhi) addressed the question of religion in India. RRI 2009 (New Delhi) focused on religion and secularism in India.
RRI 2011 (Pardubice, Czech Republic) was organised in collaboration with the Department for the Study of Religions (University of Pardubice) and examined Indian responses to the European representations of Indian culture and society.
Rethinking Religion in India is a conference cluster organised by the Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap (Ghent University) and the Centre for the Study of Local Cultures (Kuvempu University, India). This channel intends to reach a wi...