[INDOLOGY] CHiTra presents a virtual book launch of Sohini Pillai's Krishna's Mahabharatas

Sohini Pillai Sohini.Pillai at kzoo.edu
Sun Apr 14 17:59:33 UTC 2024

I hope you can join us for this event that Vasudha Narayanan has very kindly organized!

The Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) at the University of Florida is delighted to announce an online book launch and discussion of Professor Sohini Pillai’s book,  Krishna’s Mahabharatas: Devotional Retellings of An Epic Narrative<https://global.oup.com/academic/product/krishnas-mahabharatas-9780197753552?cc=us&lang=en&prevNumResPerPage=100&prevSortField=1&resultsPerPage=100&sortField=1&start=100> (AAR’s Religion in Translation series). There will be a short presentation by Professor Sohini Pillai, followed by comments by Professors Greogry Clines (Trinity University) and Srilata Raman (University of Toronto).
We invite audience participation in the end.
Date and Time: Thursday, April 18th, 6:00 pm
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Dr. Sohini Sarah Pillai is Assistant Professor of Religion and Director of Film and Media Studies at Kalamazoo College where she teaches courses on religious traditions in South Asia, religion in cinema, and epic literature. She is a comparatist of South Asian religious narratives and her area of specialization is the Mahabharata and the Ramayana epic traditions.

She is the author of Krishna’s Mahabharatas: Devotional Retellings of an Epic Narrative (the American Academy of Religion’s Religion in Translation Series at Oxford University Press, 2024). Ongoing projects include Women in Hindu Traditions, a co-authored sourcebook with Emilia Bachrach and Jennifer D. Ortegren in the Women in Religions Series at New York University Press, and a monograph about cinematic adaptations of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.

She is also the co-editor with Nell Shapiro Hawley of Many Mahabharatas (SUNY Series in Hindu Studies at State University of New York Press, 2021), a member of the steering committee for the Hinduism Unit at the American Academy of Religion, and a member of the editorial board for Reading Religion.
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Vasudha Narayanan
University of Florida

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