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South Asian Religions Distinguished Lectureship: Churning the Ocean of Narrative (Faculty of Religious Studies)


Churning the Ocean of Narrative: Vishnu in the Khmer Temple, by Dr. Vasudha Narayanan, Distinguished Professor of Religion, University of Florida.

Dr. Vasudha Narayanan is Distinguished Professor, Department of Religion, and Director of the Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) at the University of Florida. She is a past president of the American Academy of Religion (2001-2002). She was educated at the Universities of Madras and Bombay in India, and at Harvard University. Her fields of interest are Hindu traditions in India, Cambodia, and America; visual expressive cultures in the study of the Hindu traditions; and gender issues. She is currently working on Hindu temples and traditions in Cambodia. She is the author or editor of seven books and over a hundred articles, chapters in books, and encyclopedia entries. Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from several organizations including the Centre for Khmer Studies; the Americal Council of Learned Societies; the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities (1985, 1987, 1989-90, and 1998-99), the American Institute of Indian Studies/Smithsonian, and the Social Science Research Council.

Date and Time

Friday, February 15, 2013 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Birks Heritage Chapel, 2nd Floor -
3520 University Street
Montreal, Quebec


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Bruna Salhany
Phone: 514-398-3995