Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

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

Event Poster

Friday, September 13, 2019

2:00pm – 4:00pm

McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St

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. 

South Asia Seminar