Nehemiah Nilakantha Shastri Goreh (1825-1895): A Transcultural Biography in 19th Century Varanasi?

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Engelska parken 9-3068
  • Lecturer: Jörg Gengnagel (Professor i indologi, Wuerzburg Universitet, Tyskland)
  • Organiser: indologi
  • Contact person: Heinz Werner Wessler
  • Phone: +46731025086
  • Föreläsning

 I will look at encounters between pandits, missionaries and scholars in the middle of 19th century Banaras. The Banaras Pandit Nehemiah Nilakantha Shastri Goreh and his multiple conversions will serve as a case study to historically contextualize and at the same time localize these encounters.

 I will look at encounters between pandits, missionaries and scholars in the middle of 19th century Banaras. The Banaras Pandit Nehemiah Nilakantha Shastri Goreh and his multiple conversions will serve as a case study to historically contextualize and at the same time localize these encounters. The interactions of agents of various religious traditions is accompanied by the formation of academic institutions and disciplines both in Banaras and abroad. We will therefore encounter local and translocal elements of these encounters.