【INDAS】“In Search of Well-being: Genealogies of Religion and Politics in India”[International Symposium]

【Date】December 14 (Sat.) - 15 (Sun.), 2013


Poster : PDF


【Venue】3rd Floor Hall, Seiwa-kan, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University



【Co-organized】Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia
【Program /Abstract】

[Day 1: Dec. 14 (Sat.)] 13:00 - Registration
13:30 - 13:50 Opening Address
13:50 - 17:30
Session 1: Redefining Dharma and Well-being
Patric Olivelle (University of Texas at Austin)
    “Definitions and Epistemologies of Dharma in the Classical Brahmanism”

Werner F. Menski (School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS])
    “Handling Dharma in the Colonial Period”

Shoryu Katsura (Ryukoku University)
    “The Buddhist Perspective of Dharma: Towards a Universal Law”

Akio Tanabe (Kyoto University)
    “Dharma as Well-being: On Commensurability of the Religious and the Political”

Yasuke Ikari (Kyoto University)
Yusho Wakahara (Ryukoku University)

[18:00 - Reception]

[Day 2: Dec. 15 (Sun.)]
9:30 ~ 12:40
Session 2: Understanding Dalit Buddhist Movement
Gauri Viswanathan (Columbia University)
    “Ambedkar on Culture, Religion and Democracy”

Ghansyam Shah (Indian Council of Social Science Research)
    “Indian Buddhism and Dalit Liberation Movement”

Kenta Funahashi(Kyoto University)
    “Identifying with Buddhism: A Buddhist Movement and Buddhist Practices in Contemporary Uttar Pradesh”

Norio Kondo (Institute of Developing Economies)
    “Scheduled Castes and Drinking Water: A Statistical Analysis of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar State and West Bengal”

Takashi Shinoda (Daito Bunka University)
Toshie Awaya (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

12:40 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 17:00
Session 3: Rethinking Secularism and Democracy
Steven Wilkinson (Yale University)
“Why Has India Remained Secular and Democratic, and Will It Stay That Way?”

Kazuya Nakamizo(Kyoto University)
    “Secularism and Federal Space: 1989 Bhagalpur Riots, 1992 Ayodhya Riots, and 2002 Gujarat Carnage”

Mukulika Banerjee (London School of Economics and Political Science [LSE])
    “Exploring the Idea of the Sacrosanct in Indian Democracy”

Aya Ikegame (Open University)
    “Exercising Post-secular Citizenship: A Guru’s Court, the State, and Development in Contemporary Rural Karnataka”

Sanjay Seth (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Kodai Konishi (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

17:10 - 18:00
General Discussion

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