Monday, February 17, 2014

What was happening in Indian publishing houses at the beginning of the 20th c.?

How is your experience with early publishing houses in India? How many books were published each year? Please read the rest at my new blog, here.

Friday, February 14, 2014

What is involved in a religious identity? On the Introduction of Leach 2012

What are the Pāñcarātras? Is there anything like a uniform Pāñcarātra Canon and/or Theology? Or are these texts only part of a constellation which has been made consistent by its later interpreters? Read the rest at my new blog, here.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

CfP for the South Asian Studies Association Conference ---DEADLINE EXTENDED

Venue: Westminster College, Salt Lake City
Web site for details:

CfP: SASA conferences strive to advance our understanding of South Asia's peoples, cultures, histories, issues and opportunities in a professional environment notable for its relaxed atmosphere and warm collegiality. Participants come from all parts of the US, Europe, and South Asia.
Please read the rest at my new blog, here.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Vyāsa, the Saṅkarṣakāṇḍa (and previous posts)

The Saṅkarṣakāṇḍa (henceforth SK, about which see here) is an enigmatic text thought to complete the Mīmāṃsā Śāstra, after the Purva Mīmāṃsā Sūtra (henceforth PMS) and before the Uttara Mīmāṃsā Sūtra (or Vedānta Sūtra, henceforth UMS).

As for its origin, several witnesses speak of the SK as having been authored by Jaimini… (please read the rest of the post at my new blog, here).

I have not been able to update this blog regularly concerning the new posts published on my new blog. In case you have not yet shifted to the new blog, here are the latest posts you might have missed:

Are there harmless periodisations? A post discussing Claus Oetke's contribution in Franco 2013.

Call for Papers for the Conference "On Meaningful Destruction and Contingent Preservation", at Heidelberg

How many texts are comprised in the Mīmāṃsā Śāstra? And why is this relevant?

Anthropology means critical scrutiny---An interview with Stephan Kloos

Call for Papers for the Graduate Students Conference "The Self in South Asia"

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