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The Domestication of ‘Hindu’ Asceticism and the Religious Making of South and Southeast Asia

Project description

Exploring Hindu evolution, roots and contexts

With more than a billion followers worldwide, Hinduism is the third largest religion and has a rich history and diverse traditions, rituals, practices, and theological and philosophical systems. However, due to the diversity and inaccessibility of vital historical sources, it remains under-researched. To fill this knowledge gap, the EU-funded DHARMA project will study the history of Hinduism from a comparative perspective. Focusing on the epigraphy of south and south-east Asia during the period from the 6th to the 13th century, DHARMA will examine inscriptions, manuscripts and archaeological artefacts, using digital technology to contextualise and analyse them. Findings will be disseminated to present the wealth and complexity of regional interacting contexts, including religion, state and society.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-SyG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-SyG - Synergy grant

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 2 557 325,25

Beneficiaries (4)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 2 557 325,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
ECOLE FRANCAISE D'EXTREME-ORIENT
France
EU contribution
€ 4 405 891
Address
Avenue Du President Wilson 22
75116 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 432 423,75
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI L'ORIENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 425 228
Address
Via Chiatamone 61/62
80121 Naples
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments