Deonnie Moodie

Deonnie Moodie is assistant professor of South Asian religions at the University of Oklahoma. Her work centers on the ways that constructions of Hinduism and modernity coproduce one another, particularly in colonial and contemporary urban India. In her first book, The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kālīghāṭ and Kolkata (Oxford University Press, 2018), she examines the ways that city elites seek to impose modernist notions of history, organizational management, and aesthetics onto the in/famous Kālīghāṭ Temple located at the center of the formal colonial capital of India. In her current book project she considers instead the ways that the same segment of Indian society seeks to infuse their management practices in global corporations with Hindu notions of sacrifice, service, and divine blessings.