India Abroad features Tulasi Srinivas

January 27, 2012

The country's largest ethnic Indian-American newspaper India Abroad recently featured Emerson Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Department Tulasi Srinivas.

In the article, she talks about her work at Emerson and her upcoming talk at the Center for Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School. Her talk, “Abiding Faith: Ritual Newness and Ethicality in Hindu Temples of Bangalore City,” is part of the Hindu Studies Colloquium. Her talk will cover Hinduism in the United States and in India and its changing practices here and abroad.

“I encourage [my students] to think beyond the boundaries of conventional thinking about religion, but in a disciplined and respectful way. This type of thinking is different from credentialing us as Hindus; rather, it allows truly innovative and experimental thinking to flourish – something that I see as a desperately needed in America for Hindus and others,” she told India Abroad.