The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) will be holding an international online lecture series on “Sanskrit Language and Its Traditions: A Journey through its History and Contemporaneity” via Zoom between January 20 and April 28, 2021.
EIAP Executive Steering Committee Member, Prof. Dominik Wujastyk, will present a lecture on March 17, 2021 @ 9:00 AM (IST)/8:30 PM (MST) on “Healing the Mind and the Body: The History of Ayurveda“
Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please register through the Google Doc registration form by January 15, 2021 if you would like to attend.
All lectures will be recorded and will be available for posterity through the NIAS CSP YouTube channel
ABOUT THE LECTURE SERIES: This Lecture series will present 14 lectures with each lecture roughly of 2 hour duration including discussion and Q&A – on Sanskrit language and its traditions. The Online lectures will be open to students, researchers and public around the world with focus on Sanskrit – its history, philosophy. socio-linguistics, semiotic and semantic interpretational frameworks, considering selections from different Sanskrit literature, poetry, arts, health, and other traditions.
The Series will be extremely helpful to scholars and researchers from across disciplines to get a holistic view of the Sanskrit language and its various traditions. The lectures will be delivered by renowned scholars from across the world, and such a collection of engagements are intended to generate accurate information about its antiquity, contemporary relevance, and the beauty of Sanskrit as a language which is living.
These set of lectures will be beneficial for students, Sanskrit lovers, lovers of our Darsana tradition, across the world to enjoy and benefit from, particularly during these pandemic times, when it is important to reflect upon contemplative traditions and philosophy of the ancient past of India towards bridging inclusive and interconnected spaces of existence