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Southern Asia Seminar: Buddhist-inflected Sovereignties Across the Indian Ocean: A Pali Arena, 1200-1550

October 13, 2022 - 5pm

Foster Hall 103

Anne Blackburn, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Cornell University

Based on Blackburn’s new book, this talk presents case studies from locations in what are now Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand, and draws larger historical and methodological proposals from these cases. The lecture highlights varied and historically specific sovereign arguments, made in multiple media, by participants in the premodern Pali arena (13th-16th centuries)