[INDOLOGY] Conference: Self, Sacrifice, and Cosmos: Late Vedic Thought, Ritual, and Philosophy

Lauren Bausch lauren.bausch at drbu.org
Tue Sep 6 23:43:09 UTC 2016

The Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian
Studies at UC Berkeley, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, the Townsend
Center for the Humanities, the Institute for South Asian Studies, the
Indian Council for Cultural Relations, and the Consulate General of India,
San Francisco invite you to:

*Self, Sacrifice, and Cosmos: Late Vedic Thought, Ritual, and Philosophy*

*A conference
in honor of Dr. Ganesh Umakant Thite’s contribution to Vedic Studies*

*Saturday, September 24, 2016*

*Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley*
*8:30 am - 5 pm*

8:30 introductory remarks by Robert Goldman

8:50 Lauren Bausch (Dharma Realm Buddhist University): *On Being Firmly
Established in the Brāhmaṇas and Āraṇyakas*

9:25 Caley Smith (Harvard University): *A Vedic Mise En Abyme?*

10:00 Joanna Jurewicz (University of Warsaw): *The Consistency of Vedic

10:35 break

10:50 Stephanie Jamison (University of California, Los Angeles): *Vedic
Ritual: The Sacralization of the Mundane and the Domestication of the

11:25 Jan Houben (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris): *Ecology of
Ritual Innovation in Ancient India: Some textual evidence*

12:00 lunch

1:15 Joel Brereton (University of Texas at Austin): *The Heavenly Sea in
Early and Middle Vedic Literature*

1:50 Jarrod Whitaker (Wake Forest University): *Sexuality, Parentage, and
Violence in Early Vedic Poetry*

2:25 break

2:40 Steven Lindquist (Southern Methodist University): *Varṇa in Late Vedic

3:15 Robert Goldman (UC Berkeley): *Creating Context: Ādiśaṅkarācārya’s
Explication of Some Ākhyāyikā-s of the Chāndogyopaniṣad*

3:50 break
4:00 Keynote Address by G.U. Thite  (University of Pune): *The Role of
Brāhmaṇa Texts in the Development of Vedic Ritual*

The conference is free and open to the public.

All good wishes,
Lauren Bausch
Assistant Professor
Dharma Realm Buddhist University

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