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“Dr Chitgopekar has been giving lectures and presentations on various topics in Universities and colleges in India and abroad. Besides this she has an interest in giving talks in public spaces where the audience is mostly non-specialized so that the method of studying religion may not only have a wider reach but she in turn encounters issues of faith and belief which she hopes enriches her work.“
2011

Presented a paper SCULPTURAL ANTIQUITIES: CONFLICT AND RESOLUTION IN EARLY INDIA' in conference entitled INDIA: A RAINBOW OF ART AND CULTURE on DEC 10 TH 2011, at the India International Centre , New Delhi

The International Festival of Sacred Arts Delhi- Crafts Museum , Delhi March 2011 Organised and chaired the panel on Goddesses of the Hindu Pantheon .

Lecture at Academic Staff college, Jawaharlal Nehru Univerrsity, Sept 2011 ‘RUDRA : A PASSAGE TO SHIVAHOOD'

One of the panel of experts for the Khajuraho multimedia .

2010

Paper presented at the conference on Yogini – History, Polysemy, Ritual in NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, IN THE PRESENCE OF YOGINIS, ON THE ABSENCE OF CERTAINTY, Sept –Oct, 2010 .

Lecture delivered at Shivaji College, Delhi University in the LITOPIA , the literary festival of the English Dept, entitled, The multiple roles of Parvati- spouse, mother, warrior, goddess, Nov 2010.

Lecture delivered to the Women's International Club, New Delhi, Shiva's Cohorts and Their Shenanigans: Prising History from Mythology, Nov, 2010

Paper presentation at conference on Letting the Texts Speak in Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, ‘Epigraphs as Texts : The ‘Advent’ of Anomalous Goddesses in Madhya Pradesh'
2009  
Lecture given at the ATTIC, New Delhi, ‘Looking at Chaunsatha Yoginis: Beauty, Power and Secrecy’
Lecture given at The Academic Staff College, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, ‘The Aggrandizement of Shiva; History and Mythology’
Paper presented at Jamia Milia Islamia New Delhi, at the Global Congress on World Religions - ‘Cultic Tensions : Dissonance and Resolution in the Shaiva Pantheon’
2008
Talk delivered at the ATTIC, New Delhi, on the recently published book ‘RUDRA: THE IDEA Of SHIVA’
Lecture delivered at the Sociology Dept of JNU, ‘Tracking Gender: A Reading from the World of Indian Goddesses’
Lecture delivered at The Centre for Professional development in Higher Education ( UGC-ASC) University of Delhi, ‘Memories of Resistance : Readings from Mythology and History
 
2007 Top
Delivered WAHLSTROM LECTURE at The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford University, ‘The Power of Divine Beauty ; The Saundarya Lahari’
Link : http://ochs.org.uk/lectures/previous-lectures
Kean University, New Jersey, USA, World Literature Seminar, ‘With Malice Toward None and Charity to all ; Shiva The Compassionate One’
Kean University, USA, , ‘Goddesses in a Gang -The Chaunsatha Yoginis’
Lecture at Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, ‘The Development of Theism in Early India’
 
2006
Gargi College, Delhi University, ‘Tantrism; Attempting a definition, Seeking a Paradigm’
Lecture given at Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University, ‘Perceptions of the Past: Polemics in Indian Historiography’
Talk the ATTIC, New Delhi - ‘Shiva; The Creation of a Deity’
Lecture delivered at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, ‘Shiva: The Making of a Deity’
 
2005 Top
Lecture Delivered at The International Traineeship Programme, AIESEC, Faridabad, India, ‘Conflict and Resolution: Some Episodes From the Lives of Hindu Gods and Goddesses’
Paper presented in the Second International Conference on Religions and Cultures in the Indic Civilization, ‘The Devotion to and Puissance of Beauty; A Study of the Saundarya Lahari’
Lecture delivered to the America Women’s Association, New Delhi, ‘Shiva : The Reluctant Family Man’
Lecture delivered to AIESEC International Conference Team in Agra, India, ‘Crowds in Heaven: Survival of the Fittest Among Hindu Gods and Goddesses’
Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford University, ‘Dexterous Deity, Diffident Devotee: A Reading from the Sivanandalahari’ , Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford University,
 Link : http://ochs.org.uk/lectures/previous-lectures
2004 Top
University of Wales (Lampeter), UK , ‘The Characters of Valmiki’s Ramayana as Role Models’
Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford University  ‘Devised Lineages and Pliant Biographies : A Study of Shiva and his Retinue’
Link : http://ochs.org.uk/lectures/previous-lectures
Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford University, Great Britain, ‘Shiva A General Survey of the History and Evolution of a Deity’ .
Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford University ‘The Abundance and Vicissitudes of Multiplicity: The Case of ‘Chaunsatha’ Yoginis of Bheraghat’
Link : http://ochs.org.uk/lectures/previous-lectures
University of Wales, (Lampeter), ‘The Shvetasavatara Upanishad’
Presentation on ‘An Overview of Hinduism with Special Attention to Shiva & Parvati’ made to the Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning, Halle Faculty (Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia) Study trip to India
 
2003 Top
Panelist for the episode on Career Choices ( a live show on National Television).
International Conference entitled- ‘Shaktika on the Ascent; Reframing Gender in the Context of Culture of India’, organized by The Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts and the Utkal University at Bhubhaneswar. My presentation was, ‘Scripture and Sculpture: Negotiating a Co-Existence?’
Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, Delivered lecture ‘Collision and Coalescence – Some Episodes from Shiva’s Family’
Speaker at the panel discussion on the book, ‘Tracking Gender Equity under Economic Reforms: Continuity and Change in South Asia’
Paper presented at the international Conference on ‘Religions in the Indic Civilization’, entitled, ‘Sculpture and Scripture- Negotiating a Co - Existence? A Study of the Ekasiti Yoginis of Bheraghat and the Lalita Sahasranama,
 
2002 Top
Lady Shriram College, Delhi University : ‘ Gender; Some Gleanings from Ancient India’
Miranda House College, Delhi University: ‘Cultural Dissonance and Resolution in the Celestial Realm- A Visual Display’
 
2001
Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University, New Delhi : ‘Conforming Deities : Affirming Deities : A Visual Display of Cultic Conflict’
 
1999 Top
Kean University, New Jersey, USA, - Was invited in March 1999 as the International Speaker for the Women’s Month. Topic- ‘The Goddess as Wife, the Goddess as Mother: A Study of Parvati and Gender Politics’.
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A., -Delivered a lecture at the Dept of Comparative Religion working in collaboration with the Dept. of History. Topic- ‘Cult and Conflict in Early Medieval India’.
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A.-.Topic- ‘Goddess as Wife, Goddess as Mother: A study of Parvati and Gender Politics’.
 
1998 and earlier  
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, ‘Encountering Shivaism’
Lady Shriram College, New Delhi, ‘The Construction of Indian Sexuality’
Vidya Jyoti Institute of Religious Studies, New Delhi, - ‘Goddesses in the Indian Tradition’
St. Stephens College, Delhi University- ‘Re-reading the Devi in the Puranas’
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