31st August 2007 at 7 pm
the first annual Dr.D.Dennis Hudson Memorial Lecture
"Haunted by Compassion - Vedanta Desika's Daya Sataka"
by Dr. David Shulman, Professor, Indian Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
at The Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore.8
Dr.Dennis Hudson - Our friend and our mentor. We deeply miss him.

Prakriti Foundation is instituting the "D.Dennis Hudson Memorial annual lectures" on subjects close to his heart by the finest minds in the field of Indic studies. The first lecture was given by Dr. D.David Shulman, Professor of Indian Studies, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem at 7 pm on 31st Augutst 2007 at The Museum Theatre.

Prakriti Foundation remembers Dennis Hudson with love and affection. He was not just our chief mentor but also a very dear friend. We had first connected with him when we invited him to present a paper at our "Andal Today" conference in 2001. He could not travel that year in the wake of 9/11 and sent his paper. Then in March 2002 he came to India and gave us a talk on " Dating of the Bhagavatha Purana". We were smitten every since and have had an incredibly fulfilling learning time with him whenever he came to Chennai. In 2002 December we organized a trip to Vaikunta Perumal temple with Dennis Hudson as a guide without realizing it was Vaikunta Ekadasi day. However, Dennis navigated our group of over seventyfive in the mob of over thousands with the finesse of a captain which in all walks of life he was. His generosity of spirit and openness to share was a hallmark in the world of academia.

A biography of Dennis Hudson written by his long time friend John Bollard.

March 21, 2002 at 7pm
Prakriti Foundation presented "Dating of Bhagavatha Purana", Talk by Dr.Dennis Hudson


Temple architecture and the Agamas
By K.V.Raman
The Hindu, Metro Plus Chennai, Apr 15, 2002

A lifetime in research
By V.R. Devika
THE HINDU, Magazine, Sunday, Feb 11, 2007