Themes: Religion-environment interaction; Theories and approaches to pilgrimage studies; Cosmic geometry and power of sacred places; Pilgrim circulation and economy; Pilgrimage archetype, hierarchy and pattern; Spatiality of time and temporality of space; Rituals, functionaries and festivities; Sects, saints and monastic organizations; Cultural symbolism; Environmental issues at pilgrimage places; and problem of pollution in the holy rivers.
Deadlines: Abstract in 500 words by October, 2012. Registration: US $ 200 by November 2012, thereafter US $ 250. Payment may be made through the Bank Draft payable to the Society of Pilgrimage Studies (4A/2/1, Muirabad, Allahabad 211002, India) at Allahabad, or through Western Union Money Transfer.
Maximum allowed participant strength is 25. Hospitality and lodging in the SPS Mela camp. Those requiring hotel accommodation are advised to contact their travel agents well before August 2012, SPS will not entertain any request for hotel accommodation and air/rail reservation. Allahabad is on the main Delhi-Howrah Rail- line, nearest Airports are Varanasi and Lucknow.
Those willing to avail lodging facility in the SPS camp (barring seminar days) may contact the SPS General Secretary Dr. D.P. Dubey.
Dr. D.P.Dubey,General Secretary, Society of Pilgrimage Studies,4A/2/1, Muirabad, Allahabad 211002, India Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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