ICEMLNI

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Organizers

Maya Burger & Nadia Cattoni

Scientific committee :

Prof. Blain Auer, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Dr. Imre Bangha, University of Oxford (UK)

Prof. Maya Burger, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Prof. Allison Busch, Columbia University (USA)

1st Assist. Nadia Cattoni, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

 

Organization committee :

Prof. Maya Burger, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Prof. Allison Busch, Columbia University (USA)

1st Assist. Nadia Cattoni, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Prof. Vasudha Parmasivan, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

Dr. Rajvinder Singh, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (Shimla, India)

 

Abstracts
Program

Program of the 12th ICEMLNI

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15  
16:00-18:00 Registration
18:00-18:15 Welcome address by the Unil chancellor
18:15-19:45 Introduction by Maya Burger & Nadia Cattoni
Session 1 Chair: Maya Burger
18:45-19:45 Purushottam Agrawal, Looking for Vernacular Modernity: Reading ‘Dadu Janam-Lila’ by Jan Gopal
  Tyler Williams, 'God's account book': Bhakti and merchant religiosity in northwestern India
From 20:00 Reception party
THURSDAY, JULY 16  
Session 2 Chair: Imre Bangha
09:00-10:30 Monika Horstmann, Sant Yoga: Mohan Mevāṛau’s Śrī Svāmī Dādūjī kau Ādibodhasiddhāntagrantha
  Minyu Zhang, The Making of Kabīr's Rasa: A case study of North Indian bhakti intellectual history
  Galina Rousseva-Sokolova, Female voices and gender construction in North Indian sant poetry
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Session 2 (cont.) Chair: Tyler Williams
11:00-12:30 Dalpat Rajpurohit, Poetics of Sant: Dadupanthi Sundardas and his metrical discourse
  Francesca Orsini, Sant orature and poetics
  Susanne Kempe-Weber, The Sabadavāṇī and Its Relation to the Gorakhavāṇī
13:00-14:00 Lunch
Session 2 (cont.) Chair: Jaroslav Strnad
14:00-15:00 Daniel Gold, Hindi sants for middle-caste devotees: two eighteenth-century ideals
  Vasudha Paramasivan, Royals and Rasiks in the Ram Rasikavali
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
Session 3 Chair: Monika Horstmann
15:30-17:00 Raman P. Sinha, Iconography of Tulsidas
  Teiji Sakata, Lithographed Rāmcaritmānas published in A.D. 1869 
  Hiroko Nagasaki, Metrical style of Tulsidas
17:00-18:00 Poster session
  Chhaya Chaubey, Bhaktmaal ka samajik sanskritik awdaan (The Socio-Cultural Contribution of Bhaktamaal) 
  Zoë High, Seeking the Enchanted: Sufism and Yoga in Jān Kavi's "Kathā-Rūpamañjarī"
  Whitney Kelting, Tracing Gujaratiness in Modern Jaimism through Early Modern and Modern
Gujarati Narrative Retellings of Nemi and Rajul
  Gulfishan Khan, Tabaqat-i-Shahjahani: Assessing the Historical Value of Indo-Persian biographical literature (tazkira)
  Christine Marrewa-Karwoski, Under Erasure: The Attempted Expunction of the Kāfir Bodh and the Avali Silūka from the modern Nāth canon
  Nora Melnikova, Mīrā Bāī or Miroslava?
  Jyoti Sharma
FRIDAY, JULY 17  
Session 4 Chair: Allison Busch
09:00-10:30 Blain Auer, From the Mufarriḥ al-qulūb to the Akhlāq-i Hindī: Translation and the Literary Life of
Wisdom in the Hitopadeśa
  Corinne Lefèvre, Mughal Early Modernity as Reflected in Advice Literature
  Arthur Dudney, Teaching Persian in Late Seventeenth-Century India
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Session 5 Chair: Francesca Orsini
  Usman Hamid, Making a Gift Suitable: Rhetorical Strategies in ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq Dihlawī’s Risālah-i Nūrīyah-i Sulṭānīyah
  Simon Leese, Imagining India and the canon of Arabic poetry in al-Yamanī al-Shirwānī's Ḥadīqat al-afraḥ
li-izālat al-atrāḥ
  Shankar Nair, Domesticating the Gods and Goddesses? Early Modern Muslim Strategies for Rendering the Hindu “Devas” in Persian Literature
13:00-14:00 Lunch
Session 6 Chair: Blain Auer
14:00-15:30 Marc Tiefenauer, Upanikhat-i garbha: a Mughal translation into Persian of a small Sanskrit treatise of embryology
  Michal Hasson, Laila’s Lotus Eyes: The Love Story of Laila and Majnun in Dakani
  Daniel Majchrowicz, Imagining the Deccan in Early Urdu Poetry 
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Session 7 Chair: John Cort
16:00-17:00 William R. Pinch, Where was the Battle of Ajaigarh? Ballad and History in late 18th-century Bundelkhand
  Sonal Singh, Revisiting the Third Battle of Panipat (1761)
From 17:00 Boat trip and dinner
SATURDAY, JULY 18  
Session 8 Chair: Nadia Cattoni
09:00-10:30 Jack Hawley, When Blindness Makes for Sight
  Heidi Pauwels, The Dynamics of Pre-Modern Poetic Interchange in Braj Bhāṣā
  Kenneth Bryant, Sur’s Meters Revisited
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Session 8 (cont.) Chair: Raman P. Sinha
  Swapna Sharma, Introducing another Surdas
  Richard D. Williams, Politics and Prestige in an Eighteenth‐Century Rāgamālā
  Yogi Trivedi, Premānand’s Object of Devotion: The Search for Kṛṣṇa-bhakti in the Svāmīnārāyaṇ Sampradāy
13:00-14:00 Lunch
Session 9 Chair: Daniel Gold
14:00-15:30 John Cort, “No One Saves Like the Guru”: Devotion to the Guru in Digambar Hindi Literature
  Tillo Detige, Ascetic Ideals & Guru-bhakti in the Bhaṭṭāraka lineages of Digambara Jainism
  Steven M. Vose, Jain Language Use in Early Modern Western India: Examining the Trajectory of Tellings of the Narmadāsundarī Satī Kathā
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Session 10 Chair: Heidi Pauwels
  Manpreet Kaur, Religious Bārahmāhās in Punjab
  Anne Murphy, The Punjabi language in the (late) Vernacular Millennium
17:00-18:00 Poster session (cont.)
SUNDAY, JULY 19  
Session 11 Chair: Jack Hawley
09:00-10:30 Kiyokazu Okita, The Karṇāṭaka Connection: Siṅhabhūpāla II’s Influence on Bengali Vaiṣṇava Aesthetics
  Rembert Lutjerharms, Caitanya and the Gosvāmīs of Vṛndāvana: A reappraisal of early Caitanya Vaiṣṇava intellectual history
  Mayya Shlyakhter, Chandidas: what makes the first one different from the others
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00 Final discussion, ENIAT and planning of the next conference
Memories
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