Symposium on Gananath Obeyesekere’s book ‘The Awakened Ones’

About the Book

While a rational consciousness grasps many truths, Gananath Obeyesekere believes an even richer knowledge is possible through a bold confrontation with the stuff of visions and dreams. Spanning both Buddhist and European forms of visionary experience, he fearlessly pursues the symbolic, nonrational depths of such phenomena, reawakening the intuitive, creative impulses that power greater understanding.


Gananath Obeyesekere
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University

Kaushik Ghosh
Associate Professor of Sociology, Shiv Nadar University

Rajeev Bhargava
Director, CSDS

Rakesh Pandey
Associate Fellow, CSDS

Shail Mayaram
Senior Fellow, CSDS

Sudhir Kakar
Adjunct Professor of Leadership, INSEAD

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 6 pm
Multipurpose Hall, India International Centre