18th century Devīmāhātmya manuscript

MF CASR Lunch with Silje Einarsen

The Mythopolitics of Ancient and Medieval Sanskrit Myths


01.12.2020 - 11:30 til 12:00

Due to new COVID-19 restrictions, it will only be possible to attend this MF CASR lunch virtually.  Please grab your lunch, a cup of coffee, and join us on Zoom.

This talk will give an introduction to a new postdoctoral project within the NRC/MF project MYTHOPOL. The project addresses Mythopolitics in South Asia through a study of contested and controversial Hindu myths in contemporary Indian politics. The project seeks to generate new perspectives on classical texts and their alternative readings by studying Sanskrit myths vis à vis their contemporary political counterparts, and to understand how these myths are expressed, constructed, negotiated and deconstructed in struggles for myths of identity and belonging.