Monday, 29 June 2015
Date: June 29, 2015
Time: 10 am
This guest lecture was an opportunity for the Department of Sociology to get its MA Applied Sociology batch to connect with alumni from the first batch of the program. Mr Rahul Gowda came to speak to the I MA Applied Sociology class. He graduated from the first batch of MA Applied Sociology and has gone on to finish his MPhil.
He spoke about his experiences as an MPhil scholar and his upcoming PhD program. He is the recipient of the Manipal- Sutasoma Fellowship from Manipal University and the University of Berge, Norway. His area of work has been culture studies as he has studied religious practices among the people of the Madurai region and he is planning to work on the Gowda community in Karnataka.
His session provided fascinating insights into the role of ritual and kinship in everyday life for the people of Madurai. He also spoke about his extensive research on the areas that reveal the intersections of the Great and Little Traditions within the region.