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Joanne Waghorne, Professor of Religion, Syracuse University

Hindu Gurus Moving Up: New Sites for Spiritual Practices in Singapore

Singapore led Asia in the development of a high-rise world with its largely successful scheme of owner-occupied government-built housing. These high-rises nurture some surprising Hindu-inspired movements in spite of arguments that such an environment supposedly kills the human spirit. All these events are Hindu in flavor but often explicitly above ethnicity and even “religion.” What kind of religiosity flourishes in this soon-to-be dominant spatial régime in Asia? One answer: Hindu gurus, but how and why?

Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.