[INDOLOGY] Abstracts for Conf: "Women and Power in Indian Tradition: Royalty, Renunciation, and Matriliny, " Sept. 16, Dallas, TX

Lindquist, Steven slindqui at mail.smu.edu
Tue Aug 22 15:13:17 UTC 2017

Dear all,

This is a follow-up notice of our upcoming conference (notice below).  The abstracts of the talks and bios of presenters are now available at www.sarii.org/2017abstracts.html<%22http:/>.  For free registration, please send the full name, phone number, and email address of each attendee to women at sarii.org<file:///%2522mailto> by September 10, 2017. Free lunch will be provided to those who register by the deadline.

Please feel free to forward this information to those who might be interested and feel free to contact me off list if you need further information for visiting Dallas, etc.

My best,



Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, SMU
PO Box 750202 | Dallas | TX | 75275-0202
Email: slindqui at smu.edu<mailto:slindqui at smu.edu>
Web: http://faculty.smu.edu/slindqui


Asian Studies at SMU and the South Asia Research and Information Institute, Dallas, present a day-long conference:

Women and Power in Indian Tradition: Royalty, Renunciation, and Matriliny
Saturday, Sept. 16th, 9am-5pm
McCord Auditorium, SMU Campus

Presentations include:

The Queen, the Dasi, and Sexual Politics in the Sabhaparvan of the Mahabharata
Uma Chakravarti, Ph.D.
Delhi University (Emerita)

Ruby of the Dynasty: Our Lady, Sembiyan Mahadevi
Vidya Dehejia, Ph.D.
Columbia University

Women and Truth Speech: The Classical Saint Karaikkal Ammaiyar Then and Now
Karen Pechilis, Ph.D.
Drew University

Kinship, Power, Gender: Some Questions from the History of Matriliny in Kerala
G. Arunima, Ph.D.
Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Power a Woman's Story Creates: Stories, Lives, and Female Renunciation in India
Antoinette DeNapoli, Ph.D.
Texas Christian University

Steven Lindquist, Ph.D.
Southern Methodist University

More information on organizers at:

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