BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Syracuse University Events - ECPv6.0.12//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events calendar for the Syracuse University community REFRESH-INTERVAL;VALUE=DURATION:PT1H X-Robots-Tag:noindex X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT1H BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20230312T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20231105T060000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20231012T153000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20231012T170000 DTSTAMP:20240518T190213 CREATED:20230828T145836Z LAST-MODIFIED:20230929T144805Z SUMMARY:Merchants of Virtue: Hindus\, Muslims\, and Untouchables in Eighteenth Century India DESCRIPTION:The Moynihan Institute’s South Asia Center presents a book talk by Divya Cherian of Princeton University. \nWhat did it mean to be Hindu in pre-colonial India? Through a discussion of everyday life and local politics in the kingdom of Marwar in the eighteenth century\, this presentation will show that an alliance between existing landed elites and a newly ascendant mercantile class remade the category “Hindu.” A key element of this new articulation of an early modern Hindu identity was vegetarianism and an embrace of non-violence.  \nDivya Cherian is a historian of early modern South Asia. She is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Princeton University. Her book\, “Merchants of Virtue: Hindus\, Muslims\, and Untouchables in Eighteenth-Century South Asia” (University of California Press\, 2023)\, offers a fine-grained study of pre-colonial reconfigurations of the Hindu Self and its inadmissible Others pursued through local politics\, state law and bodily practice. \nThis event is co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Religion. URL: LOCATION:Eggers Hall\, 341 130 Crouse Dr.\, Syracuse\, NY\, 13210\, United States CATEGORIES:Social Science and Public Policy ORGANIZER;CN="MAX-South Asia Center" GEO:43.0376318;-76.136385 X-APPLE-STRUCTURED-LOCATION;VALUE=URI;X-ADDRESS=Eggers Hall 341 130 Crouse Dr. Syracuse NY 13210 United States;X-APPLE-RADIUS=500;X-TITLE=130 Crouse Dr.:geo:43.0376318,-76.136385 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR