Transcendent Deities Lecture

Sunday March 1, 2020 04:00 PM EST
Cost: Free,

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Categories: Museum
In a lecture titled “Marketing Gods: Mediating Divinity in the Bazaars of Banaras,” Andy Rotman, Professor of Religion and South Asian Studies at Smith College examines the ways that gods have functioned like brands in the bazaar—defining reputations, what it means to be reputable, and the logic of “trust” (vishwas)—and how this works with and against the conception that brands are, in fact, gods.

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