Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

James McHugh – The History of Alcohol and Drugs in Pre-modern South Asia

Friday, September 13, 2019

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room, 111 Thayer Street

James McHugh is associate professor of Religion at the University of Southern California. He studies the cultural and material history of pre-modern India. He works on classical and early medieval Indian materials, mainly working with Sanskrit texts. His first book, "Sandalwood and Carrion: Smell in Indian Religion and Culture" (Oxford University Press, 2012) is about is the sense of smell and the use of aromatics in South Asian religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

Center for Contemporary South Asia