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Talk By Dr. Tulasi Srinivas:

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 9, 2021 -
19:0020:30

Abstract
The Missing Goddess, is an urgent exploration of the catastrophic attenuation of local water resources, through the story of the sacred Bellandur Lake in Bangalore, India, home to the Hindu folk wilderness and contagion goddess, Kateriamman. The freshwater lake, transformed from pristine to cloudily toxic in a decade through unceasing development, suddenly begins to burn, causing residents around the lake to become seriously ill with a contagious cough. Kateriamman flees, lamenting the state of her home and is seen as missing. So this local exploration of a single sacred lake asks the potent question. If water is life, what is a life without water? How does development affect ecologies and the religious imaginations? Bio: Professor Tulasi Srinivas is the author of the award-winning books Winged Faith: Rethinking Religious Pluralism and Globalization (2010), Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia (2012) and more recently, The Cow in the Elevator: An Anthropology of Wonder (2018) and numerous other coauthored and edited books and papers.

About the Speaker
Professor Tulasi Srinivas is the author of the award-winning books Winged Faith: Rethinking Religious Pluralism and Globalization (2010), Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia (2012) and more recently, The Cow in the Elevator: An Anthropology of Wonder (2018) and numerous other coauthored and edited books and papers.

Thursday 09, Sep 2021
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

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