Carter Higgins to discuss "History, Feeling, Proof: Hagiographical Debate in Gogameri, India"
On Tuesday, February 13, the South Asia Center has the pleasure of hosting Carter Higgins, a visiting scholar from the South Asia Program at Cornell University. In this lecture, Mr. Higgins will discuss his research 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. The presentation
reflects on the emotional and political workings of devotional historiography
there in light of an ethnography of the networks in which the writings are
This lecture will take place in 341 Eggers Hall at 12:30 pm. We hope to see you there!