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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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