Vijaya Nagarajan

Vijaya Nagarajan

WSRP Research Associate 2001–02

Home institution

University of San Francisco

Research project

Hosting the Divine: The Kolam in Tamil Nadu

This ethnographic project is centered on the examination of an aesthetic practice, the kolam, a women's ritual art performed everyday by millions of Tamil Hindu women. It attempts to illustrate a more nuanced complexity of women's lives through women's own exegesis of their world view.


HDS 3807: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in Hinduism: Seminar (Fall 2001)

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