The Eucharist and the Moral Temporalization of Air: Lecture by Harish Naraindas

Harish Naraindas delivered a lecture on ‘The Eucharist and the Moral Temporalization of Air’. It was chaired by Awadhendra Sharan.


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Air got a fillip when Thunberg kickstarted the Fridays-for-Future movement and drew fresh attention to changing air. COVID then hustled the world indoors and gave air a respite. Instead of breathing in the changing air, the world masked up to keep the catching air at bay. While the rich resorted to a change of air, the hoi polloi made effigies and attempted to drum the visitation into submission. These co-eval moments – changing air, change of air, catching air – are moralized through temporalization. We offer a schematic genealogy of this moral temporalization of air through the radical transformation of the Eucharist.

Harish Naraindas is Professor of sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Honorary Professor at Deakin University, Melbourne and Shiv Nadar University, NCR-Delhi.

Awadhendra Sharan is Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 4 pm, Seminar Room and Zoom