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The Subjunctive Mood: Exploring Fictive Sufi Discourse in Early Modern Bengal

September 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Center for the study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) is pleased to announce a lecture by Professor Tony Stewart, Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of Asian Studies and Islamic Studies and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University. Professor Stewart’s talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Islamic Studies.

The title of his talk is, “The Subjunctive Mood: Exploring Fictive Sufi Discourse in Early Modern Bengal.” It will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, 4:00pm, in Anderson 219. Professor Stewart is the author of several books, including The Final Word: The ‘Caitanya Caritamṛta’ and the Grammar of Religious Tradition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), Fabulous Females and Peerless Pirs: Tales of Mad Adventure in Old Bengal (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004), The Lover of God: Rabindranath Tagore’s Vaiṣṇava Poems (trans. with Chase Twitchell, Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2003), and The ‘Caitanya Caritamṛta’ of Kṛṣṇadasa Kaviraja (translated with Edward C. Dimock, Jr.; Harvard Oriental Series no. 56, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999). The lecture is free and open to the public.


September 27, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Center for Global Islamic Studies


Anderson 219