PILGRIMAGE AND COMPLEXITY


INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS



Tentative Program- October 30, 1998

Monday, January 4

3:00-5:00 p. m. Registration IIC


I. Tuesday, January 5:

9:00- 9:30 a.m.: Opening Ceremony

9:30 a. m. to 12:30 p.m.: Concepts and Syntheses

J. McKim Malville, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado

Complexity and Self-Organization in Pilgrimage Systems

B. N. Saraswati, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

The Ontology of Pilgrimage: Macrocosm, Microcosm, and Union


II. Tuesday January 5:

2:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m.: Space and Pilgrimage

"There is no outer without inner space"- Panikkar

Rana P. B. Singh Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and Masaaki Fukunaga Japanese Network for South Asian Studies

Kashi as Cosmogram: The Panchakroshi Route and the Complex Structure of Varanasi

Surinder M.Bhardwaj, Department of Geography, Kent State University:

Circulation and Circumambulation in Tirtha Yatra

Niels Gutschow, Abtsteinach, Germany

Pilgirmage and Space, The Definatory Purpose of Pilgrimage Routes: Case Studies from Bhaktapur, Kag, Muktinath, and Varanasi


IIL. Tuesday, January 5: 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Evening programme


IV. Wednesday, January 6:

9:00 am to 12:30: Ritual Complexity of Pilgrimage

Axel Micheals, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg

Deshakaalasmriti: The Determination of Place and Time in Rituals of Pilgrimage

Kim Gutschow, Society of Fellows and Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge

Fire and Flowers: The Pilgrimage at Sani, Zangskar

Aditya Malik, South Asian Institute, University of Heidelberg

Open Systems and Cultural Complexity: The Pilgrimage Center of Pushkar


V. Wednesday January 6:

2:00 to 5:30 Complex Human Landscapes

Amita Sinha, Department of Landscape Architecture

Landscape of the Ramayana

R. Thomas Zuidema, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois:

Pilgrimage and Ritual Movements in Cuzco and the Inca Empire

Yolotl Gonzales Torres

Pilgrimages of the Concheros: Dancers of Tradition


VI. Wednesday January 6:

8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m: multimedia presentations

Film by Gunther-Dietz Sontheimer

Lord Khandoba at Jejuri

Paolo Guiriati, Centro RicercheSocio-Religiose, Padova

Complexity of Space and Landscape: Comparisons of the Khumbha Mela with Catholic Shrines of Loreto, Lourdes, Fatima, and Belleville (A multi-media presentation)

Anne L. Marshall, Department of Architecture, University of Idaho

The Great Houses of Chaco (virtual reality video)


VII. Thursday January 7:

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Pilgrimage to the Goddess

Ravi S. Singh, Department of Geography, Rang-Frah Govt. College, Changlang, India

Goddess Sites in Pilgrimage Systems of India: A Search Towards Cosmology and Complexity

Rana P. B. Singh, Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Sacredscape, Cosmic Territory, and Faithscape: Cosmology and Complexity of the Goddess Territory of Vindhyachal

Rana P. B. Singh Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, J. McKim Malville, University of Colorado, and Ravi S. Singh, Department of Geography, Rang-Frah Govt. College, Changlang, India

Cosmology and Complexity of the Kashi Goddesses


VIII. Thursday January 7:

2:00- 5:30: Beginnings and Transformations

Kurt Behrendt, Department of Art History, Temple University:

Monastic and Popular Early Buddhist Pilgrimage: The Artistic Traces

Masaaki Fukunaga, Japanese Network for South Asian Studies, Tokyo

The Development of a New Pilgrimage Center in Rural India: Hanuman Gali Mandel

Carol Prorok, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Slippery Rock University, PA

On the Possibilities of Transplanting Pilgrimage Traditions

Armik Mirzayan, Department of Physics and J. McKim Malville, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado

The Onset of Complexity and Scale Invariance in Human Landscapes


IX. Thursday January 7:

8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p. m. Myth, Tradition, and the Organization of Space

Thomas Barrie, College of Architecture and Design, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI

The Basilica of La Madeleine, Vezelay (France): Spatial Narratives, Symbolic Themes, and Self-Organization in a Medieval Western Christian Church

Vivek Nanda, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

Kashi on the Kaveri: Ritual Topography and Pilgrimage at Kumbakonam


X. Friday January 8:

9:00- 12:30: Urban Pilgrimage

Alexandra Mack, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University

Complexity and Economy in Pilgrimage Centers of theVijayanagara Period

Jeffrey Meyer, Department of Religious Studies, The University of North Carolina

Washington, D.C. as a Pilgrimage Center

J. Daniel White, Department of Religious Studies, The University of North Carolina:

Delhi Yatra: India's Capital as a Sacred Symbol for Political Discourse


XI. Friday January 8:

2:00 to 5: 30 p.m.: The Inner Pilgrim

Kaj Noschis, Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanna

Inner and Outer Journeys of the Pilgrim: The Route of St. Olaf Across Norway

Adrian Cooper, Department of Geography, Birkbeck College, University of London

Meditation Diaries and the Religio-Scientific Experience of Pilgrimage

Pradeep A. Dhillon, College of Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Pilgrimages as Representations of Spatial Complexity


XII. Friday January 8:

8:00-10:00 p.m.

Evening programme


XIII.Saturday January 9:

9:00-12:30: Centers of Pilgrimage

Chandreyi Basu, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania:

Place, Space, and Community in Kushan Mathura: Sociology of an Early Indian Tirtha

Ryujiro Kondo, Wakayama University

Miniature Pilgrimage Systems in Japan

Hiroshi Tanaka Shimazaki, University of Lethbridge

Evolution of the Shikoku Pilgrimage as a Complex Self-organizing System


XIV. Saturday January 9:

2:00-5:30 p.m.

P. C. Poudel, Tribhuvan University, Pokhara, Nepal

Muktinath: Spiritual Magnetism and Spatial Complexity

Rana P. B. Singh Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, J. McKim Malville Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado, and Anne L. Marshall, Department of Architecture, University of Idaho

Death and Pilgrimage: A Study of the Gaya Mandala

Rana P. B. Singh and Alpana Srivastava, Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi,

Mathura Mandala: Sacrality, Spatiality, and Landscape Geometry

Robert Stoddard, Department of Geography, University of Nebraska:

Sacred Geometries in Contemporary Pilgrimages: The Narayana Mandala of Kathmandu


Sunday January 10

Bus to Pushkar





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