Dr. Shankar Nair is currently completing a doctoral program in the Study of Religion at Harvard University, and is scheduled to defend his dissertation and receive his degree in May 2013. His general field is South Asian religions, with a focus on Hindu-Muslim interactions, particularly as these interactions found historical expression in Sufi and popular Hindu religious literature. His dissertation is entitled, “Philosophy in Any Language: Interaction between Arabic, Sanskrit, and Persian Intellectual Cultures in Mughal South Asia.”

Title: Mughal Translations of Hindu Texts Reconsidered: The Case of Mir Findiriski and the Laghu-Yoga-Vasistha
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Location: JHB317