Kultur- und Religionsgeschichte Südasiens
Cultural and Religious History of South Asia

SÜDASIEN-INSTITUT | SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE
CENTRE FOR ASIAN AND TRANSCULTURAL STUDIES

   

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Publications

Navaratri
The utsavamūrti (festival image) of Kāmākṣī during the Navarātri festival in 2007 in Kanchipuram
(photo: Ute Hüsken).

Navaratri Workshop Austin
Participants at the 2016 ‘Workshop on Navarātri, Navarātra and Durgāpūjā in South Asia and beyond’ at UT, Austin; from left to right: Nicole Wilson, Deeksha Sivakumar, Astrid Zotter, Bharti Sharma, Caleb Simmons, Ute Hüsken, Vasudha Narayanan, Xenia Zeiler, Raj Balkaran, Jennifer Ortegren, Hillary Rodrigues, Jishnu Shankar.

Workshops and Conferences

In common annual workshops and conference presentations (2014 in San Diego and Madison, 2015 in Paris, 2016 in Austin and San Antonio) the members of the working group addressed and discussed the larger questions differences and commonalities, without neglecting the particularities of each festival event or text. From 2017 to 2022 we run a Navaratri Seminar during the Annual meetings of the AAR. Two volumes by the working group are published by SUNY: the 2018 volume “Nine Nights of the Goddess: The celebration of the Navarātri festival in South Asia and Beyond (ed. by Rodrigues, Sen, and Simmons), and the 2021 volume Nine Nights of Power: Durgā, Dolls and Darbars, ed. by Hüsken, Narayanan and Zotter.

Nine Nights of Power: Durgā, Dolls and Darbars, ed. by Ute Hüsken, Vasudha Narayanan & Astrid Zotter, New York: SUNY, 2021.

Ute Hüsken (with Vasudha Narayanan and Astrid Zotter) “Nine Nights of Power. Durgā, Dolls, and Darbārs—An Introduction”. In Nine Nights of Power: Durgā, Dolls and Darbars, ed. by Ute Hüsken, Vasudha Narayanan & Astrid Zotter, New York: SUNY, pp. 1-13.

Ute Hüsken, “Limits of Creativity: Kolu in Vaiṣṇava houses in Kāñcipuram.” In Nine Nights of Power: Durgā, Dolls and Darbars, ed. by Ute Hüsken, Vasudha Narayanan & Astrid Zotter, New York: SUNY, pp. 93-112.

Ute Hüsken, “Navarātri.” In Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, ed. by Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, and Vasudha Narayanan. First published online: 2020.

Ute Hüsken, “Ritual Complementarity and Difference: Navarātri and Vijayadaśamī in Kāñcipuram.” In Nine Nights of the Goddess. The Navarātri Festival in South Asia, Caleb Simmons, Moumita Sen, and Hillary Rodrigues (eds.). New York: SUNY, pp. 179-194.

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