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Carter Higgins - History, Feeling, Proof - SA

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, The South Asia Center present:

Carter Higgins, Visiting Scholar, South Asia Program Cornell University

History, Feeling, Proof: The Emotional Epistemology of Hagiographical Debate in Gogameri, India

The pilgrimage site of Gogameri, Rajasthan, possesses diverse Hindu and Muslim hagiographies and priests. While disputes over the site’s genealogical connection to variants of Islam and Hinduism date at least to the colonial era, a discourse on empirically corroborated hagiography emerged in the 2000s among the Hindu Right. This presentation will reflect on the emotional and political workings of devotional historiography there in light of an ethnography of the networks in which the writings are circulated.

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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.