Buddha footprints Gandhara
Buddha footprints Gandhara

The aim of the workshop was to highlight the religious poet for whom wandering is a part of his/her lifestyle, as well as the (authorless) religious poetry, which has wandering as its subject, in different societies and periods of time, but mainly in India and surrounding areas. Papers were presented by Per Kværne (Oslo), Peter Jackson (Stockholm), Kristoffer af Edholm (Stockholm), Erik af Edholm (Stockholm), Stefan Larsson (Stockholm), Heinz Werner Wessler (Uppsala), Bo Utas (Uppsala), Christina Nygren (Stockholm) and Lars Vargö (Stockholm). The workshop generated new insights into the phenomenon of the wandering poet-sage in the religious traditions of Asia.