1. Jan-Peter Hartung: Intertextuality in the Transmission of Rational Traditions in the Religious Sciences of Islam from Safavid Iran to Northern India in Early Modernity
2. Tulasi Srinivas: Forging Faith: Ambivalent Globalization, Neo-ness and Innovative Religion in the Temple Publics of Bangalore City
Abstract: Tracing change in urban India through Hindu temple publics, this embedded ethnography seeks to interrogate the complex relationship between tradition and new-ness in space and time, circuits of mobility and ways of being in the wake of the changes that neo-liberal economics and globalization has brought to Bangalore city.
Through rituals and performed affect — 'rasa and bhava' — that is deployed among priests, devotees and others during the festival of Kanu Pandigai, Srinivas explores the nature of moral subjectivity in a South Asian neo-liberal urban context. She builds towards a theoretical scaffolding for cultural durability by focusing on the subjunctive.
Srinivas, Tulasi. "Forging Faith: Ambivalent Globalization, Neo-ness and Innovative Religion in the Temple Publics of Bangalore City." Paper presented at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg 'Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe', Bochum, 29 April 2013.