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December 2020

Steadfast Imagining Session 4: Worlds Together Shined: Bidel, Traherne, and Experiments in Comparison

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 4 of the multidisciplinary workshop series on Steadfast Imagining: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi (d. 1720) Friday, December 11, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)   RSVP Here (Zoom registration) This is Session 4 of the multidisciplinary workshop, Steadfast Imagining: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi (d.1720) organized and led by Prof. Domenico Ingenito (UCLA, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) and…

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Steadfast Imagining Session 5: Bidel in Modern Central Asia, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran: The Geopolitics of Literary Legacy

December 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 5 of the multidisciplinary workshop series on Steadfast Imagining: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi (d. 1720) Friday, December 18, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)   RSVP Here (Zoom registration) This is Session 5 of the multidisciplinary workshop, Steadfast Imagining: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi (d.1720) organized and led by Prof. Domenico Ingenito (UCLA, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) and…

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January 2021

Pourdavoud Center/Amuzegar Lecture Series: Afshin Marashi

January 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran This book talk will provide an overview of Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran (University of Texas Press, 2020). In the aftermath of the 7th century Islamic conquest of Iran, large numbers of Zoroastrians departed for India. Known as the Parsis, they slowly lost contact with their ancestral homeland until the 19th century, when stream-powered sea travel and the philanthropic…

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