University of Calgary

How Hindu traditions have gone global

Submitted by tdroden on Thu, 2013-03-28 12:59.

March 27, 2013

Vasudha Narayanan, distinguished professor of religion from the University of Florida, will be giving a lecture on the ways in which Hindu traditions have gone global over the last two millennia.

Narayanan, who is also a former president of the American Academy of Religion, will focus on how the performing arts and architecture have been instrumental in spreading Hindu traditions around the world. From Angkor Wat, the vast Hindu temple complex in Cambodia, to the popularity of Bollywood in modern pop culture, Narayanan’s talk will highlight how far-reaching Hinduism is in today’s world.

WHAT: 2012-2013 Peter Craigie Memorial Lecture
From Cambodia to Canada: The Construction of Global Hindu Traditions

WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Boris Roubakine Recital Hall, Craigie Hall C105, University of Calgary

WHO: Vasudha Narayanan is Director of the Centre for the Study of Hindu Traditions at the University of Florida.