Bulbul Tiwari, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
In this special program, Stanford Fellow Tiwari introduces us to historical and contemporary Indian Hindi film. She will provide insight into the significant conventions, economics and genres, including a screening of excerpts from old and new musical film performances.
MLF: The Arts/Humanities/Middle East Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m.Read more »
Sacred Heritage: A Merging of Islamic and Hindu Traditions
Salma Arastu, Artist; Author
Michael Pappas, Executive Director, SF Interfaith Council - Moderator
Renowned Indian-born Muslim artist Arastu speaks to the contemporary relation of religion to art. In conjunction with her art exhibit at the SF Club office beginning July 15, she will share the inspiration for her imagery, a blending of spirituality, Islamic values and beauty in modern culture. Read more »
Sleeping Vishnu, Prowling Camera: Hindu Mythology in the Media Age
This program is cancelled
Vamsee K. Juluri, Ph.D., Professor, University of San Francisco
For nearly 100 years, movies and other mass media in India have retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of Hinduism. Through spectacular feature films, TV series, cartoons, comic books and novels, generations of Indians have found their favorite legends brought to life in different forms. Read more »
Monday Night Philosophy dives deep into dharma, as detailed in the divine conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. Hear as they discuss the byways of yogic philosophy, and delight in Krishna’s failure to convince the warrior Arjuna to do battle with his relatives until Krishna realizes he must forego reasoning and rely on the usual divine persuasiveness of overwhelming power.