PhD student and psychoanalyst Zehra Mehdi is connecting hundreds of college students across India to mental health practitioner offering free services to help them cope with the stresses of the recent unrest. Read more about Zehra’s incredible work in the Times of India.
Congratulations to Jay Ramesh for successfully defending his dissertation. Jay's dissertation, "Abodes of Śiva," examines the history of the talapurāṇam (literally, "place-lore"), a type of medieval and early modern poem written in the Tamil language which describes the legends associated with Hindu shrines as well as the manner in which rituals at the temple must be conducted.
Matthew Engelke, Professor or Religion and Director of the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, is offering a six-week seminar on Magic at the School of Criticism and Theory, at Cornell University this summer. For more information, visit the School of Criticism and Theory.