“Around Abhinavagupta: Aspects of Kashmiri Intellectual History from the 9th to the 11th Centuries”, will present the work of a large and prestigious international group of scholars dealing with a variety of philosophical, literary and religious transformations during one of the most vibrant regions and creative periods in Indian intellectual history, focusing especially on the works and legacy of the great Śaiva religious teacher Abhinavagupta. Abhinavagupta was one of the most influential literary, cognitive, and ritual theorists in the Sanskrit tradition, whose work has long generated and continues to generate major scholarly interest both in the field of South Asian Studies and in wider circles. The conference will be of interest to students and faculty whose work relates to classical, comparative, or world philosophy, poetry, aesthetics, dramaturgy, ritual theory, and scriptural or general hermeneutics.
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