Virtual ProgramWednesday, October 20

34-05 Politics, Ethnicity, and Nation in Religious Ritual and Storytelling

Two papers will not be recorded in this session: Lowell A. Brower and Amit Singh


Wednesday, October 20, 2:15 pm–3:45 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online


Chair: Lowell A. Brower (Harvard University)

2:15 pm
Pilgrimage in the Indo-Gangetic Plains: Politics, Religion, and Folk Tradition at a Confluence of Rivers in North India
Amit Singh (Ambedkar University Delhi)

2:45 pm
Bringing the Dancing Demons Back to Life: Mongolian Tsam Rituals in the 21st Century
Ariana N. Pedigo (Western Kentucky University)

3:15 pm
From Sacred Myth to Trickster Tale: Oral-Literary Reticulation, National De-Ethnicization, and Apotropaic Storytelling in Rwanda
Lowell A. Brower (Harvard University)

Assembled Panel