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Conversations on South Asia with Gregory Clines

Join the "Conversations on South Asia" series for this virtual discussion of Gregory Clines's "Jain Ramayana Narratives: Moral Vision and Literary Innovation."

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
12:15pm – 1:15pm
Zoom: https://dartgo.org/conversations-clines
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Registration required.

The Rāmāyaṇa—the story of Rām and the kidnapping of his beloved Sītā by the malevolent Rāvaṇa—is one of the world’s best-known epics. Translated, transformed, told, and retold for centuries, the tale remains an important touchstone for religious—and political—life across South Asia and in the diaspora.     

Yet for all its popularity, most associate the epic with Hindu religious traditions. What sense, then, can we make of Jain retellings? What moral, ethical, and political imaginings do these versions offer? 

Analyzing three Jain texts, Gregory Clines (Trinity University) offers some answers in his new book Jain Rāmāyaṇa Narratives: Moral Vision and Literary Innovation (Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies, 2022).

Join us for this webinar on January 10 to learn more. 

Paula Richman (Emerita, Oberlin College) and Sohini Pillai (Kalamazoo College) will be joining the author for this discussion.

Elizabeth Lhost will moderate.

Register to attend: https://dartgo.org/conversations-clines

All are welcome to attend.


The Conversations on South Asia Series is sponsored by the Bodas Family Academic Programming Fund, the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program, and the Department of History at Dartmouth College.


For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Lhost

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.