Episode 3: Is Hinduism Present in Game of Thrones? A Conversation with Dr. Jeffery Long

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The question, "Is Hinduism Present in Game of Thrones?," is the title of a book chapter recently published by Elizabethtown College Professor of Religious and Asian Studies, Dr. Jeffery Long, in Theology and Game of Thrones, a collection of essays that came out in February of this year.

In this episode, host Josh Cohen chats with Dr. Long about his exploration of influences from Hinduism and other world religions in George R.R. Martin's popular fantasy series. Some of the topics include Martin's various fictional religions and how they impact the shaping of the Game of Thrones world as well as the relevance of scholar Edward Said's concept of "orientalism."