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NOV Onwards
Theoretical Foundations
Postcolonial Theory
Rohit Goel
07
DEC Onwards
Criticism & Theory
Who is afraid of Mimesis?
Parul Dave Mukherji
09
DEC
Yoga and Tantra
Living the Landscape Within
Christopher Key Chapple
14
DEC
Criticism & Theory
What is this ‘populism’?
Akeel Bilgrami
03
JAN Onwards
Islamic Aesthetics
Spiritual Beyondness
Avinoam Shalem
06
JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
Sufi and Sultans
Helen Philon
08
JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
Poetry’s Place
Will Kwiatkowski
09
JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
Dervishes and Persian Poetry
Fatemeh Keshavarz
10
JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
God’s Unruly Friends
Ahmet T. Karamustafa
11
JAN Onwards
Islamic Aesthetics
Art and Islamic Numismatics
Shailendra Bhandare
18
JAN
Yoga and Tantra
Killing Ascetics
William Pinch
19
JAN Onwards
Indian Aesthetics
Raw Unfired Clay Sculpture
Susan S Bean
 

Visiting Scholars @ JP

Ashish Avikunthak

Ashish Avikunthak is a prominent prayoga artist who has been making films in India since the mid-nineties. His films have been shown worldwide in film festivals, galleries and museums, notable among them: Tate Modern, London; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Santiniketan, West Bengal, along with several leading international film festivals. His short film Kalighat Fetish won the Best Documentary Award in 2001 at the Tampere Film Festival, Finland and his first feature film Nirakar Chhaya had its world premtyiere at the Locarno Film Festival in 2007 and it went on to win the Best Director and the Best Actress at Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, New York in 2008. Avikunthak has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and has taught earlier at Yale University. He now teaches at the University of Rhode Island, USA.

 
 
 
 
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