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Social Science and Public Policy

Boundation and Bindass: Emplacing Ambedkarite in Global Buddhist Movement

February 12, 2019 at 12:30pm11:59pm EST

Eggers Hall, 341

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Mallory Hennigar, Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Religion at Syracuse University, will talk about the Nagaloka Center in Nagpur, Maharashtra, a global Britain-based Triratna Buddhist Community that offers Buddhist training to scheduled caste and tribe youths from across India. This talk explores the tensions Ambedkarite students feel between the “boundation” or restriction of participating in rigorous Buddhist training and the mobility they hope to gain through this training by putting it into conversation with the broader tension of turning to a British Buddhist movement for a solution to caste oppression in postcolonial India. Sponsored by the South Asia Center and the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

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This event was first published on March 13, 2019 and last updated on April 24, 2019.

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