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AHRC project blog: The Story of Story in South Asia
A monograph presenting my major research findings for this project has now been published by Routledge: see their page about the book here. A paperback will be available after a while.
by Naomi We have both really enjoyed working on this project, and particularly welcomed the responses from our lovely blog audience. The project is now drawing to a close and we have two announcements to make: Firstly, we will be holding a special event in Cardiff on 27th June, in which we are teaming up […]
by Naomi Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which was held at St Michael’s College, Llandaff, and warmly and efficiently hosted by Drs Simon Brodbeck and James Hegarty. The theme was “narrative” and so I enjoyed a packed weekend of papers on everything from Buddha-biographies to vetāla […]
by Naomi I am busy putting the final touches to my book, and one of the remaining tasks is selecting images to include. The publisher says I can have up to 21 images, black and white, inside the book, plus I would like something quite striking for the cover. It is the first time I […]
by Naomi This blog has gone a little quiet as we reach the end of the project and put together our monographs! A couple of weeks ago I finally found time to take a look at a dissertation that is of great interest to the broader frame of my research into inter-religious narrative interactions: “Dialogues […]
Monthly Archives: March 2015
The UK Buddhist studies community has lost two great scholars in the past months. Just before Christmas Ian Harris, expert in Buddhist ethics and Cambodian Buddhism, and founding member of UKABS (the UK Association for Buddhist Studies), passed away. And … Continue reading
Last week we (here at the School of Divinity) held a panel discussion on the theme ‘Religious Biographies’. This was an idea that came from the ‘Story and Religion’ network, which was formed last year to bring together colleagues across … Continue reading
I have been re-reading the works of Wendy Doniger that explore myth and gender, as part of some research I am doing into the characterisation of the mothers of Indian religious heroes. I love Doniger’s work – the clarity, the … Continue reading