Friday, November 09, 2007

Nov 15: Panel Discussion on "India: Culture and Religion"

INDIA: BELOW THE SURFACE at The Mattress Factory 7:00 PM

The Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way on the North Side
Cost: $10 General Admission; $5 Members & Students
Announced by: Asian Studies Center

How do religion and the arts interact on the classical and popular levels in India? What does Radha, a primary deity in Hinduism, have to do with Mother Meera and Bhakti Poets? What is Sufism and what is its significance in Indian culture? Each panelist will provide a presentation offering insight into these questions.

Moderator and presenter Dr. Fred Clothey will summarize the presentations and lead a discussion that will open up to the audience for further questions and comments.

Moderator and Presenter: Dr. Fred Clothey is a recently retired Professor and former Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His scholarly interests include the study of myth, symbol and ritual; the role of religion in politics, identity-formation and resurgent nationalisms; and the character of religion in contemporary South Asia.
Presenter: Prajna Paramita Parasher, Associate Professor & Director, Film and Digital Technology, Chatham University.
For more information, contact The Mattress Factory - 412-231-3169

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