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Uppsala Seminar on Vivekananda and His Contested Legacy
November 18, 2015 - 16:15-17:45
Vivekananda is at once an important and contested figure both in India and the West. On the one hand, he is the proponent of “practical Vedanta” which introduced Hinduism to the Modern West and gave a practical and modern form to an ancient religion. On the other, he is seen by Hindu nationalists as a champion of a militant and sometimes chauvinistic Hinduism often intolerant of Islam. This lecture will deal with this tension and its implications.
Venue: Room 9-2029, Engelska Parken, Thunbergsvägen, Uppsala, Sweden.