Amar Presents Paper at University of Pennsylvania Workshop

Abhishek Amar
Abhishek Amar

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar presented a paper at a workshop titled “Local Domains/Translocal Claims: New Histories of the ‘Local’ in South Asia” organized by the South Asia Studies department, University of Pennsylvania, on April 12.

His paper titled “Fractal Polities, Religious Patronage and Religious Transmission: Articulations of the Local and the Regional in Early Medieval Magadha”examined multi-level political formations and their entanglement with religious institutions of the Magadha region. Amar’s paper articulated the role of local in the religious patronage and fluidity in the exchanges between the local and the imperial political powers between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries CE.

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