Indian cosmopolitan alternatives: Ritual intersections and the proscription of religious offense
Project Member(s): Ghosh, D.
Funding or Partner Organisation: Research Council of Norway
Start year: 2014
Summary: This research project aims to put the current Eurocentric theorization of cosmopolitanism into sharp relief by examining how interfaith cohesion is promoted in India, one of the most successful multireligious states in the world. The project directs specific attention to (i) ritual intersections and (ii) the proscription of expressions that offend religious sentiments.
Keywords: India, syncretism, cosmopolitanism, ritual intersections, proscription of expressions that offend religious sentiments
FOR Codes: Social and Cultural Anthropology, Religion and Society