South Asia Research and Information Institute
Southern Methodist University’s Religious Studies Department
present a one day conference on
The Bhakti Movement and Society
Tamil Identity = Saiva Identity?: Jains, Buddhists, and Tamil in the Tevaram Hymns
Dr. Indira Peterson
David B. Truman Professor of Asian Studies, Mt. Holyoke College
Tontaratippoti Alvar's Attittude Towards Social Hierarchy
Dr. S. Palaniappan
President, South Asia Research and Information Institute
Ecstasy, Ritual, and Religious Nationalism in Understanding the Cult of Manikkavacakar
Dr. Glenn Yocum
Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, Whittier College
Annamayya: the Poet at Tirupati Who Sang Man and God
Dr. V. Narayana Rao
Krishnadevaraya Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Johan Elverskog
Professor of Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University
Saturday, April 29
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, Southern Methodist University
Admission is free.
Boxed lunch will be served.
For Directions to Southern Methodist University, see http://www.smu.edu/maps/directions.asp
Park free in the lot north of Dallas Hall on Daniel Avenue at Athens Avenue. Additional parking is available in the visitor lot on Airline Road at University Blvd.