20/3/2019 0 Comments
My latest article is now available, titled: 'Spiritual bypass and entanglement in Yogaland: How Neoliberalism, Soft Hindutva and Banal Nationalism Facilitate Yoga Fundamentalism.' It is about how knowledge can become disembedded and decontextualised, and how this can lead people to lend unwitting support to distant ideologies and social worlds through sharing in the same/similar aspirations, identities, textual sources of authority and legitimacy and practices.
I'm currently writing a book chapter related to my work on spoken Sanskrit. To complete this I have been making several maps built directly off of the raw data collected during the 2011 Indian Census. You can find the new page on the website where the maps will become available, HERE. However, you can also have a look at the map, below. Essentially, this map shows the urban 'towns' where people live who assert that Sanskrit is their 'mother tongue'. The markers in warmer colours represent the locations where higher numbers of 'speakers' live.
11/3/2019 0 Comments
March 11th, 2019
Here's a video we've put together from the talk I gave in Siem Reap, Cambodia in January 2019. It talks about the politics of global yoga and, in particular, it focuses on several issues related to spoken Sanskrit. It also includes an update on some of the 2011 census data related to languages in India; which was only released in late 2018.