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Lanka and the Exilic Imagination

Lanka and the Exilic Imagination
170 St. George Street, JHB Room 100
Time: Apr 6th, 2:00 pm End: Apr 6th, 3:30 pm
Interest Categories: South Asian, Religion, Study of (FAS), Humanities, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Lecture by Ronit Ricci, Australia National University

The John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures on Religious Materiality in the Indian Ocean World, 1300-1800 is pleased to present:

Lanka and the Exilic Imagination

Lanka, also known as Sarandib, Ceylon, Sri Lanka, and the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean", has been "marked" as a land of banishment and exile for many centuries. Taking as its starting point the exile of royal families from the Indonesian Archipelago to Dutch Ceylon in the 18th century, this talk explores geographies and stories of exile as they relate to the island of Lanka across languages, religions and sites, searching in the process for the common thread of the imagination that connects them.

Ronit Ricci is an associate professor at the Australian National University's School of Culture, History and Language.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Sawyer Seminar.



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