CLASA hosts three discussions on Jainism, Rabindranath Tagore and social justice in India

The Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive and Students for Justice in Palestine sponsors three discussions featuring Visva-Bharati University Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies Asha Mukherjee.

Mukherjee will present, “The History of Jainism and the Moral and Social Implications of Jaina Logic,” on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in Room 138 of the Commerce & Finance Building.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, Mukherjee will give two talks at 11:20 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Room 138 of the Commerce & Finance Building and the Lansing-Reilly Hall Parlor, respectively. The first talk is titled, “Women, Dharma and Social Justice in India: Utopia and Reality.” The afternoon talk will be “Rabindranath Tagore on comparative study of religions.”

All events are free and open to the public. See the flyer for more information.

Asha MukherjeeSpeaker Bios:

Asha Mukherjee has been teaching philosophy at Visva-Bharati University in India since 1981. Mukherjee’s doctorate concentration was, “Logic of Imperatives and its Significance in Moral Reasoning” under Professor Daya Krishna. A Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow during 1984-85 at Indiana University, Mukherjee has attended national and international conferences and has delivered lectures at foreign universities, specializing in logic, analytic ethics, applied ethics, Jaina and Buddhist philosophy and academic study of religion and gender studies.