Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Neusprachliche Südasienstudien


Vortrag von von Prof. Ithamar Theodor am 10.06.2016

Die Abteilung Neusprachliche Südasienstudien lädt alle herzlich ein zum Vortrag von Prof. Ithamar Theodor (Associate Professor of Hindu Studies at Zefat College, Safed, Israel) mit dem Titel “Bankim Chandra Chatterji's Anandamath as a Modern Bhagavad Gita Commentary”. Der Vortrag findet am 10. Juni 2016 um 14:00 Uhr in Raum 317 des Südasien-Instituts statt.

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Bankim Chandra Chatterji's Anandamath published in 1882, was instrumental in shaping a modern Hindu identity as well as the ideology of early Hindu nationalism. It captured the imagination not only of Bengalis aspiring for freedom from British colonial rule, but also of leading nationalist-minded Indians. Its famous hymn Vande Mataram eventually became India's national song, despite its evoking controversy in Hindu- Muslim relations in the subcontinent. Reading Anandamath , one gets the impression that the novel is deeply grounded in the Bhagavad gita, and that it is an indirect Bhagavad gita commentary, engaging with major Gita themes such as devotion, knowledge, renunciation, divine descent and more. This paper aspires to shed light on the deep association of Anandamath and Bhagavad gita.

Ithamar Theodor is Associate Professor of Hindu Studies at Zefat College, Safed, Israel, and is concurrently lecturer in Hindu-Jewish Studies at The University of Haifa. He is the author of Exploring the Bhagavad Gıta: Philosophy, Structure and Meaning (2010), a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 and winner in 2013 of the Dharma Academy of North America (DANAM) Book Award for Excellence in Indic Studies

Posted on 06 Jun 2016
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