SOAS University of London

Centre of Yoga Studies

Patton Burchett: Untangling the Threads of Devotion and Yoga

Patton Burchett

Date: 12 January 2022Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 12 January 2022Time: 8:15 PM

Venue: Virtual Event Room: Online

Type of Event: Talk

Untangling the Threads of Devotion and Yoga: Bhaktas, Sufis, & Naths in Mughal India

Hindu devotional (bhakti) communities expanded rapidly across North India during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, and with them, new and sometimes critical attitudes toward yoga and the figure of the yogi emerged. In this talk, we will explore the way in which Indian Sufis and Hindu bhakti poet-saints conceptualized yoga and the motives behind their literary depictions of yogis, in relation to their own devotion-centered religious sensibilities.

Speaker Biography

Patton Burchett (PhD, Columbia University) is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the College of William & Mary and the author of A Genealogy of Devotion: Bhakti, Tantra, Yoga, and Sufism in North India (2019).

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