Sanskrit Traditions in the Modern World (TT19)

Location: Trinity College
Date: May 24, 2019
Time: 9.45am – 3.00pm

Sanskrit Traditions in the Modern World (STIMW) is a forum for the discussion of the Sanskrit traditions of South Asia, and the texts and cultures that have risen out of them. It brings together established and rising academics for the focused examination of research pertaining to various aspects of South Asia’s rich Sanskrit religious and intellectual culture. It thereby seeks to sustain and build upon the long history of scholarship in this important area of study.

Papers are presented by leading scholars in the field as well as by research students. Papers are precirculated so that participants can read them before the seminar to ensure the best possible use of discussion time. Papers are therefore not read out at the seminar itself – having been precirculated the papers will be briefly introduced by the chair who wil then raise questions to the paper-giver, before opening the discussion.

Implicit Anthropologies in Pre-Philosophical Śaivism with Particular Reference to the Netra-tantra
Gavin Flood

Exploring Eclecticism in Svāminārāyaṇa Scripture
Avni Chag

Was the Thirteenth Year Over?
Simon Brodbeck

Fragments and Perspectives: The Abduction of the Princesses of Kāśī in the Mahābhārata
Zuzana Spicova

(To be announced)
Mandakranta Bose

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