The Yamauchi Lectures in Religion series was begun in 1985 in memory of Professor H. James Yamauchi, S.J., a celebrated former Chair of the Department of Religious Studies who taught at Loyola University New Orleans from 1956 to 1966. Father Yamauchi was known and loved for his enthusiastic knowledge of religion and his passionate communication of same to the New Orleans community. This lecture series seeks to perpetuate his work by bringing the results of religious scholarship to a wider audience.
Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Humanities and Natural Sciences & the Department of Religious Studies present the Spring 2016 Yamauchi Lecture:
“Poets & Pluralism in Precolonial India: Love, Death & Devotion at the Mughal Court”
Timothy Cahill, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans
Legends abound concerning the major figures at the court of the Mughal emperors. Many of these stories involve poets and saints who earned praise or condemnation from the Mughal rulers in the 17th century.
Thursday, March 31, 7pm
Reception at 6:15 pm
Free and Open to the Public
This lecture will tell the story of a Sanskrit devotional poet who lived and worked alongside Jains, Jews, Jesuits, Muslims, and fellow Hindus as they all vied for imperial favor in Delhi during the reign of three successive successors to Akbar.
Loyola University New Orleans
Danna Center, 2nd floor
6363 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA, 7011
Free parking in the West Road Garage!
Please do not park in reserved, metered, or handicapped spaces.
About the lecturer:
Professor Timothy C. Cahill specializes in the religious traditions of South Asia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 for research on Jagannatha Panditaraja, a 17th century devotional poet. Dr. Cahill began graduate work in Indology with an emphasis on grammar, religious poetry and early Hindu traditions. He taught at the University of Iowa, Lehigh University and the University of Pennsylvania before coming to Loyola. He is the author of An Annotated Bibliography of the Alamkarasastra (Brill, 2001) and "Logic, Love and the Complementary Concepts of Anvaya and Vyatireka" in Expanding and Merging Horizons. Contributions to South Asian and Cross-Cultural Studies in Commemoration of Wilhelm Halbfass (Vienna, 2007). His profiles of Asian religious centers in the New Orleans area are available online via the Pluralism Project at Harvard University.
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Questions? Contact the Loyola University New Orleans Department of Religious Studies at (504) 865-3943.
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