"The Hindu Margins" took place April 14, 2021.

Video: The Hindu Margins: Third Gender and Women Spiritual Partners

April 27, 2021

This lecture focused on the Hindu view of life from the margins. While the “Hindu margin” is a fairly large heterogeneous group, this lecture laid the lens on the third gender, Kinnars (pejorative term hijṛā) and spiritual partners, categorized as “consorts.” Both these groups were discussed within the ritual praxis of “lived religions,” within the larger world of Śākta Tantra (Goddess esoteric traditions).... Read more about Video: The Hindu Margins: Third Gender and Women Spiritual Partners

Professor Frank Clooney

Yearning for God in a World of Troubles

July 21, 2020
"The larger the problems are around us, the deeper we must go if we are to be spiritually alive, able to manifest God’s healing power in a world that seems anything but holy," writes Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
HBS Dean Nitin Nohria

Faith and Leadership

April 20, 2020

As dean of Harvard Business School (HBS), Nitin Nohria leads an organization dedicated to educating leaders who make a difference in the world. As a scholar who’s spent over 30 years on the HBS faculty, he studies human motivation, corporate transformation and accountability, and sustainable economic and human performance. Yet one of the most powerful experiences Nohria’s ever had—both personally and professionally—came while co-teaching a course that focused on religion.... Read more about Faith and Leadership

Professor Jocelyne Cesari

Religion and Nationalism in India

March 11, 2020
During a recent seminar, Jocelyne Cesari, T. J. Dermot Dunphy Visiting Professor of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding, argues that the foundational role of Hinduism in the building of the Indian secular nation-state can shed light on the current ultra nationalist policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Sadhak Akshar

Being. On Campus.

October 30, 2019

Hindu monastics bring Vedanta to HDS and gain new perspectives on their tradition—and others

Just like any student at Harvard, Swami Sarvapriyananda had dreams about what he would do when he grew up.... Read more about Being. On Campus.