National Seminar on Folk Philosophy in South Asia: Exploring the Cosmic and Mundane in the Folklore
Date: 25 -26 March 2017
Organized by Banasthali University in collaboration with South Asian University
Venue: Banasthali University, Tonk, Rajasthan, India
Calls for Papers
The proposed seminar seeks to bring together researches on various aspects of folklore from across the regions of South Asia contributing to the idea of folk philosophy dealing with key philosophical issues such as cosmology, myths, deities, ritual performances, material relations, everyday life inter alia. The key objective is to offer the possibility of making humble contribution to non- western paradigms of knowledge production- a much needed imperative in the time of cultural globalization. The seminar connects philosophical with folkloric in order to enrich the domains of philosophical inquiries in South Asia. Thematic areas include:
- Ideas of Folk Philosophy: Conceptual Contours and Methodological Discussions
- Folk Cosmology (creation, the attributes of god, human soul, death and after life) in various communities, tribal, peasant, and modern.
- Fluidity and Flows of folklore in the region of South Asia
- Philosophy of Consciousness (essential harmony of all creation, light and darkness) in the folklore
- Paradigm of Experiential and Epistemological Knowledge (myths and symbols, folklore, proverbs, songs, traditions, rituals, medicine) in Folklore from across the region of South Asia
- Systems of religious and philosophic beliefs – sects and deities, rituals and performances
- Moral, and Ethical Discourses in Folklore from across the region of South Asia
- Identity perceptions and projections (self and others) in Folklore from across the region of South Asia
- Material Relationship (Relationship with land, forest, environment and culture in tribal world - Social forestry) in Folklore from across the region of South Asia
- Tribal lore - as a memory of events, historical narratives
- Messianic movements in Rajasthan - Lasodia, Govindgiri, Gulia, Mavaji, Motilal Tejawat
- Gender and Caste issues in Folklore of Tribal and Peasant Society from across the region
Submission of Abstract: Send us an abstract of 500 words latest by 30th January 2017 and first draft by 10th of February 2017. The registration fee will be charged on selection of abstract, from academicians (Rs 1500) & student scholars (Rs 1000). For abstract and paper submission & any queries or information, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convener: Prof. Dr. Preeti Sharma, Department Of History & Indian Culture, Banasthali University | Co-convener: Dr. Dev N Pathak, Department of Sociology, South Asian University.