COLONIALISM AND THE BUDDHIST ENCOUNTER ( LAST DATE FOR THE SUBMISSIONS: 10TH FEBRUARY, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
KSKV KACHCHH UNIVERSITY, BHUJ, INDIA
contact email: 
balajiranganathan1857@gmail.com

COLONIALISM AND THE BUDDHIST ENCOUNTER
( LAST DATE FOR THE SUBMISSIONS: 10TH FEBRUARY, 2011)
We are in the process of putting together an anthology of essays with a primary focus on the colonial rediscovery of Buddhism in South and South East Asia. This anthology seeks to address the concerns that colonialism had with its encounter with Buddhist ethics, culture and art. One is aware through the colonial records that the colonial administrators and the archaeologists at work saw the role of the Buddha and his associated literature seriously and this also saw its output not only within translations of texts but also in the field of archaeology and historiography. This anthology seeks to address the following concerns.
1. Historiography of religions under the colonial presence
2. Buddhist ethics and evangelism
3. Archaeology and Buddhism
4. Transmission of textual traditions
5. Buddhist art, literature and the colonial imagination
All submissions need to be within 6000-8000 words in 12 sized fonts in Times New Roman. Bibliographical documentation should be in the 7th edition MLA style sheet. Please ensure that due permissions are taken for photographs and separate files of the photographs are sent with the completed paper. E Mail submissions are encouraged. Please correspond at balajiranganathan1857@gmail.com
Dr. Balaji Ranganathan
Associate Professor
Department of English
KSKV Kachchh University
Mundra Road
Bhuj
Gujarat
India

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
postcolonial
religion