A Discussion with Moumita Sen, Michael Stausberg, Praskanva Sinharay and Sharika Thiranagama

New Books Network 2022

How can we understand the processes through which political leaders, god-men, stars of all kinds, and big or small deities mingle together in the public sphere? And what are the consequences of deifying politicians, or opening politics to the gods? 

Check out the latest episode of the Nordic Asia Podcast – where Moumita Sen and Kenneth Bo Nielsen are joined Sharika Thiranagama, Praskanva Sinharay, and the journal editor Michael Stausberg to discuss the phenomenon of political deification in South-Asia. Their discussion draws on a new thematic issue of the journal Religion, edited by Sen and Nielsen: Religion, volume 52, number 4.