May 20 2022 to May 20 2022 5:30 p.m.
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7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071
From Konkan to Coromandel – Deccan Heritage, Art and Culture (Summer 2022)
From Konkan to Coromandel – Deccan Heritage, Art and Culture (Summer 2022). The fourth season of seminars and lectures co-organized by the Deccan Heritage Foundation, the Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge, and the Bangalore International Centre, presenting the pioneering work of scholars in various cultural fields from both the Northern and Southern Deccan regions of India.
The lecture will provide a brief introduction to the early history of the Liṅgāyat/ Vīraśaivas movement, in 12th century Karnataka, including the life of the reputed founder and the doctrinal foundations of this new belief system, which represented a real innovation (both religious and social), with respect to the Hindu milieu.
The core of the presentation will analyse the socio-religious and political role of the Vīraśaivas in the Deccan and their importance as tradesmen. The focus will be on how the economic changes and the social progress (leading to measures of public-welfare) brought about by them has lasted till today.
The final section will explore the reasons for the tensions between the Vīraśaivas, the Hindus and the Jains.
Image credit (website & poster): Vīraśaivas’ objects of cult (the liṅga and the of the guru’s footwear). Mur Śaver Matha, Ubli.
In collaboration with the Deccan Heritage Foundation, the Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge, and the Bangalore International Centre.