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ISS Annual Meeting 2021

The Annual Meeting-2021 of the ISS will move to an online format. Our conversation at this meeting will focus on the “Constitution,” a theme that underscores much of the current cultural politics around the world. In order to ensure access to the meeting, we encourage […]

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Scripturalization and the Performance of the Scriptural

Why is the mimetically scriptural presumed to be good, asks Vincent Wimbush in this response to the Religious Studies Project’s interview with Richard Newton on “Roots as Scripture and Scriptures as Roots.” Read more at: https://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/response/scripturalization-and-the-performance-of-scriptural/

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The Countervailing Dynamics of Sanskritization Strategies and Vernacularizing Practices in Hindu Scriptural Traditions

The Countervailing Dynamics of Sanskritization Strategies and Vernacularizing Practices in Hindu Scriptural Traditions Barbara A. Holdrege, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara June 2016 In this essay I will interrogate the complex interplay between what Vincent Wimbush has characterized as the “enslaving” […]

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Scripturalizing Here and There

SCRIPTURALIZING HERE AND THERE Dear Members and Friends of ISS: I am thinking of all of you–scattered across the U.S. and around the world. I hope you are well and are doing what you can to say safe in these anxiety-filled and stressful times. You […]