Seminar conducted by Michel Boivin
PATHS OF DEVOTION
THE ISSUE OF PLURALITY IN SINDH
Thursday 12 November - 6:00 pm - Conference Hall
- The workshop aims at addressing the issue of the diversity of devotional paths in Sindh.
The present session will focus on non-Muslim traditions, especially those usually labelled as “Hindu”.
The participants belong to a number of academic institutions based in Karachi, and they deal with different perspectives such as history, anthropology, literature and visual studies.
One of the challenges will be to discuss the relevance of the concept of ‘Hindu’ itself, which was tagged in the context of British colonization. Furthermore, the workshop will be a vivid expression of the dynamism of research in Karachi academia.
- 6.00 - Welcome Address by Jean-François Chenin, AFK director
- 6. 05 - Introduction by Hidayat Hussain, CSSK General Secretary
- 6. 10 - Dr Humera Naz, University of Karachi
“Non-Muslim Rituals, Customs and Traditions: An Exploration of the Persian Sources of Sindh”
- 6. 40 - Michel Boivin, CNRS-CSSK
“The Enigma of Udero Lal: History, Art and Society among the Hindus of Sindh”
- 7. 10 - Dr Mohan Devraj, Greenwhich University
“Religious beliefs of the Hindus of Karachi”
- 7. 40 - Sadia Mahmood, Habib University
“The internal identity issues of the Hindu communities of the eastern Sindh”
- 8. 10 - Madiha Aijaz, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
“A Call to Conscience - Temples of Karachi”
- Conclusion and Vote of thanks
(Open to the public, free entrance)