NEW PODCAST: Refugees and Migrants

Book Launch: Invitation and Belonging in a Christian Ashram - Building Interreligious Community in Northern India by Nadya Pohran

23rd May @ 17:00 - 18:00

Woolf Institute - Weston Room


We are delighted to host a book launch for one of our postdoctoral visiting research fellows of the Woolf Institute, Nadya Pohran.

Book title: Invitation and Belonging in a Christian Ashram: Building Interreligious Community in Northern India (Bloomsbury 2022)

How do we build, experience, and nurture a sense of mutual respect, trust, friendship, and even deep belonging when we hold onto different beliefs and worldviews than others in our midst? What are the challenges, and benefits, of striving to form a community in such an environment? Spurred on by these questions, Nadya Pohran pursued ethnographic fieldwork at Sat Tal Christian Ashram (STA), an ashram established in 1930 with the aim to build interreligious community with its Hindu and Muslim neighbours, and which has experienced several challenges in creating and maintaining a sense of welcome for all.

Nadya will provide a summary of the book’s contents and situate it within the field of Hindu-Christian studies more broadly. She will then discuss some of her findings related to the negotiations and tensions of belonging through presenting a case study of World Amrita and Sat Tal Christian ashram. There will be time for Q&A as well as guided group discussion.

The event is scheduled to take place in-person. The event will not be recorded but there will be an option to attend virtually

How to book

Please contact Flora Moffie if you plan to attend in-person. If you want to join via Zoom, please click here.

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