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Ganesha, Understanding and Celebrating Indianness

This is a past event.

Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:00am to 11:15am

Virtual Event

This online event celebrates one of the key festivals of India, Ganesh Chaturthi in its first part. The celebration includes live rituals and a couple of traditional melodious. The celebration part takes you deep into the how and what of the festivals of India and their treatment in diverse cultures. Following it, Mr Chintan Kishor describes the significance of the festival and its celebration as an important supplement to the Independence of India. He belongs to the Marathi community that initiated this ‘man-made’ festival to overcome the tyranny and tortures of the British Empire.


Chintan Kishor Sonawane
Visiting Scholar, Florida International University.



South Asian Studies Initiative

Jain Studies Program

Western Indian Ocean Studies Initiative



This event is free and open to the public.

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