Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger

Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger is Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. She has written extensively on Hinduism, Hindus in diaspora, transnationalism, and the interchange between East and West.


Contributions by Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger


The Hugging Guru: Amma and Transnationalism

In this interview conducted at the 2018 EASR conference in Bern, Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger speaks to Sammy Bishop about Amma, a guru who has become world famous for her healing hugs - apparently giving more than 33 million hugs over the past 30 years. They discuss the ways in which different audiences can interpret Amma's message, and how she reconnects Hindus in diaspora with their traditions.