15th World Sanskrit Conference: Programme Schedule

Today is DAY 3 of The World Sanskrit Conference, which is in its 15th year this year. It is being held in India this time around, and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on January 5, 2012.

I hope the lists over the next few days will be an inspiration for all of us who love Sanskrit, and an eye-opener for those who consider it a ‘dead language.’

World Sanskrit Conference

New Delhi, India

Day 3 [Jan 8, 2012]

Programme Schedule

Forenoon SessionsRound I

10.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Veda

Chair: G.C.Tripathi

10.00 – 10.30 Krishna Sastry Sundareswaran Nochur: Some curious statements in the Taittirīya Brāhmaa

10.30 – 11.00 Kusum Maurya: vaidhikavAngmayE kAlavimarshaha

Vyākarana

Theme: Pāini – Individual sūtras and units

Chair: Hideyo Ogawa

10.00 – 10.30 Shailaja Katre and Mahesh Deokar (761): Comparative study of Pratyāhāra Sūtras

10.30 – 11.00 Shankarji Jha: The five forbidden applications of Yanluk (Yaṅ-dropped) the second frequentative/intensive base (Pañcaitāni na Yaluki)

11.00 – 11.30 Swarnalata Panda: DHruvamapAyE apAdhAnamithi sUthrE DHrupadhArTHavichAraha

Buddhist Studies : Buddhist Logic

Chair: Shohei Ichimura

10.00 – 10.30 Vijaya Rani : Concept of commonness (similarity) and the Buddhist theory of Apoha

10.30 – 11.00 Tamura Masaki: On ‘reasoning from similarity of season’ (Rgyu mtshan mthungs pa’i mgo snyoms)

11.00 – 11.30 Watanabe Toshikazu (494): Dharmakīrti on Pratijñārthaikadeśa

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: R.P. Goldman

10.00 – 10.30 Daniela Rossella: Could the pacified monks and nuns of the Thera-Therigātha have “inaugurated” the Kāvya? A new preliminary hypothesis

10.30 – 11.00 Kazuho Yamasaki: The story of Sundarī and Nanda in Kshemendra’s Bodhisattvāvadānakalpalatā and the Fa-pên-hsing-chi-king

11.00 – 11.30 Yuko Yokochi: Triumph of Śaivism disguised by that of Buddhism: A study in the ninth century Kashmiri poem Kapphinābhyudaya

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Mark Dyczkowski

10.00 – 10.30 Anil Kumar Acharya: Dīkāvidhi as described in the Śaivakalpadruma

10.30 – 11.00 Thiagarajan Ganesan: Concept of mukti and its means in Śaivasiddhānta

11.00 – 11.30 Nihar Purohit: Pūratā: A foundational paradigm of Trika philosophy

Law and Society

Chair: Patrick Olivelle

10.00 – 10.30 R. Sathyanarayanan: Similarities and dissimilarities between Smārta and Śaiva-prāyaścittas

10.30 – 11.00 Bhawani Shankar Sharma:SHOdashasamskArANAM  vimarshaha

11.00 – 11.30 Indu Soni: samskruthavAngmayE samskArANAm mahAthmyam

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: Mithila Prasad Tripathi

10.00 – 10.30 Vinod Kumar Gupta: CHandhaha shAsthrIyam gaNithavignyAnam – Ekam parishIlanam

10.30 – 11.00 Koolakkolu Mahesh: Numerical tables in Vākyakara_a

11.00 – 11.30 Arvind Sharma: vAsthushAsthradruSHTyA djrukparathvEna gruhaviBHAgasya sahEthukam vishlESHaNam

Epigraphy

Chair: Anoopa Pandey

10.00 – 10.30 Radha Madhav Bharadwaj: Interpreting religious Vratas and Utsavas in Sanskrit poetic and semi-historical texts belonging to the fifth and twelfth centuries AD

10.30 – 11.00 Sakaki Kazuyo: Kāyasthas: Translators of Sanskrit classics into Persian

11.00 – 11.30 Ruth Satinsky: Some socio-political questions raised by the sudden appearance of Mount Meru in the Sanskrit epics and purānas, as well as in physical manifestations found in India and Southeast Asia

Śaiva Philosophy

Chair: Lyne Bansat-Boudon

10.00 – 10.30 Diwakar Acharya: The Siddhānta Śaiva concept of the primordial dark substance (mala) and the three conditions of souls

10.30 – 11.00 Lyne Bansat-Boudon: On Śaiva terminology: Understanding some key concepts

11.00 – 11.30 Peter Bisschop: Pañcārtha before Kau_Linya

Forenoon SessionsRound II

12.00 PM to 1.30 PM

Veda

Chair: Gautam W. Patel

12.00 – 12.30 Giacoma Benedetti: The objects and contexts of vision of the ṛṣis in the Pañcaviṃśa Brāhmana

12.30 – 1.00 Archana Dubey: vaidhikavAngmayE mahilAnAm mahathvam

1.00 – 1.30 Mislav Ježić: Tat Tvam Asi in context-continued

Vyākarana

Theme : Pāṇini: Individual Sūtras and Units

Chair: Hideyo Ogawa

12.00 – 12.30 Dipesh Katira, Chinmay Darurkar and Malhar Kulkarni: Vat: Functions and typology

12.30 – 1.00 S. Lakshminarasimham: samAsAnthAha kasya avayavAha

1.00 – 1.30 Malhar Kulkarni and Anuja Ajotikar: On the accent of the word parācāh as stated by P.6.2.52

Buddhist Studies : Buddhist Logic

Chair: Shohei Ichimura

12.00 – 12.30 Hiroko Matsuoka: Two ways of refutation of atomism in the Tattva-samgraha

12.30 – 1.00 Masamichi Sakai: On the momentariness of perception

1.00 – 1.30 Park Changhwan: The Sautrāntika notion of Ālambana and its Dar antika precursor

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: C.Rajendran

12.00 – 12.30 S. Kumar: Commentary of Pūrnasarasvatī

12.30 – 1.00 Vidyut Aklujkar: Lakṣmī in Subhāṣita collections

1.00 – 1.30 Kumari Maitreyee: dashvathAracharithE kUrmAvathAraha

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Mark Dyczkowski

12.00 – 12.30 Marie-Luce Barazer-Billoret: Preparing an edition of Sūksmāgama: Generalities and characteristics

12.30 – 1.00 Nina Mirnig: The usage of the term Rudrāmśa in early Śaiva Saiddhāntika sources

1.00 – 1.30 Jason Schwartz: He is not pleased, for your God is nothing but a word: Understanding Bhakti and the limits of interpretation in an evolving Śaiva discourse

Law and Society

Chair: Patrick Olivelle

12.00 – 12.30 Jagadish Sarma: Contribution of ancient Kāmarūpa (Assam) in the field of Dharmaśāstra: An observation

12.30 – 1.00 Rani Dadhich: DHarmashAsthrIyO prakAshithO granTHO nUpavilAsaha

1.00 – 1.30 Agam Kulshreshtha and Ratnanjali hindhUviDHiprabanDHanampraTHA cha

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: K. Ramasubramanian

12.00 – 12.30 Narayan R. Joshi: Sphota doctrine and physics of sound

12.30 – 1.00 Ram Nath Jha: Contribution of Vedānta to modern physics

1.00 – 1.30 Gautam Chatterji: The Nature and Problem of Intentionality : God does play dice

Śaiva Philosophy

Chair: Judit Torzsok

12.00 – 12.30 Sir James Mallinson: Śaivism and Haṭhayoga

12.30 – 1.00 John Nemec: The evidence for Somānanda’s Pantheism

1.00 – 1.30 Isabelle Ratié: A Śaiva interpretation of satkāryavāda: On the transformation of the sākhya conception of causality in the Pratyabhijñā system

Religious Studies

Chair: Arvind Sharma

3.00 – 3.30 Sukhamay Bhattacharya: yOgachathuSHtayE vivEkAnandhamananam

3.30 – 4.00 Swapna Devi: BHagavadgIthA jIvanadharshanam cha

Afternoon SessionsRound I

3.00 PM to 4.30 PM

Vyākaranam

Theme: Semantics and Vākyapadīya

Chair: Peter M. Scharf

3.00 – 3.30 Hideyo Ogawa: Bhartrhari on three types of linguistic unit-meaning relations

3.30 – 4.00 Deva Narayan Jha: BhartrharimathE shabdhasvarUpavimarshaha

Epics and Purānas

Chair: Simon Brodbeck

3.00 – 3.30 Sampada Savarkar: The significance of epithets in the Gītā

3.30 – 4.00 Sven Sellmer: Towards a model of the versification technique of the epic poets

4.00 – 4.30 Pradip Bhattacharya: Was Draupadī ever disrobed?

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Raffaele Torella

3.00 – 3.30 Elaine Fisher: Nīlakanṭha Dīkshita and the Saubhāgyacandrātapa: A study of the role of Śrīvidyā among prominent intellectual families in South India

3.30 – 4.00 Anna A. Golovkova: The cult of the Goddess Tripurasundarī in the Vāmkeśvarīmata and the Yoginīhrdaya

4.00 – 4.30 Advaitavadini Kaul: Pañcastavī: An embodiment of knowledge and experience

Linguistics

Chair: Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat

3.00 – 3.30 Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat: Opening of the linguistics section

3.00 – 4.00 Gopabandhu Mishra: Arthanirdeśa, a way of justification in Pāninian grammar

4.00 – 4.30 J. Bidnur and C. Dharurkar: On the absence of Phoneme in Pānini

Nāyaśāstra in the Modern World

Chair: Kapila Vatsyayan

3.00 – 3.30 Radhavallabh Tripathi: Śākuntala on modern stage

3.00 – 4.00 Gajanan. Hegde: Nātyaśāstra and traditional forms of theatre in South India

4.00 – 4.30 Sangeeta Gundecha: Recitation and performance: A case study in Kavalam Narayan Pannikkar’s production of Avimārakam

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra/Mans Broo

3.00 – 3.30 Rekha Shukla: Rasapriyāvibhāvanakāvya in contemporary Sanskrit literature

3.30 – 4.00 Urmila Anand: Religious consciousness in modern Sanskrit Mahākāvyas

4.00 – 4.30 Harekrishna Meher: Sanskrit Haikus of poet Harshdev Madhav: A critical observation

Epigraphy

Chair: Annette Schmiedchen

3.00 – 3.30 Gudrun Buhnemann: Bhīmasena as Bhairava in Nepal

3.00 – 4.00 Gitanjali Thakuria: Temple architecture of medieval Assam: A study on the basis of inscriptions

4.00 – 4.30 Annette Schmiedchen: A corpus edition of Maitraka inscriptions: Re-reading of old material and some new charters

Law and Society

Chair: Timothy Lubin

3.00 – 4.00 Hiran Sharma: Dharma as envisaged in the Manusmrti: An appraisal

4.00 – 4.30 Satoshi Ogura: Brahman’s outlook on Muslims: In the case of medieval Kashmir

4.00 – 4.30 Upama Barman Deka: A woman’s life depicted in the Dharmaśāstras

Manuscriptology

Chair: Rewa Prasad Dwivedi

3.00 – 3.30 Sakti Roy Chaudhury: An issue relating to Sundaramiśra and Rāghavabhatta flashed: A sole surviving manuscript of a work on dramaturgy

3.30 – 4.00 Viroopaksha Jaddipal: The complexities in the critical recension of Laghuṭīkā of Prakāśavara on the Kirātārjunīya of Bhāravi

4.00 – 4.30 Sampath Kumar Medavarpu: Manuscript of Vidyāganeśatantra: A new light on female Gaṇeśa

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: C.K. Ramachandran

3.00 – 3.30 Reeta Gupta: Elements of architecture in Mayamata

3.30 – 4.00 t IndiraParakka: aNugrahamImAmsAparichayaha

4.00 – 4.30 Daya Shankar Tiwari: The scientific concept of water management in Sanskrit literature

Afternoon SessionsRound II

5.00 PM to 6.30 PM

Vyākaranam

Theme: Semantics and Vākyapadīya

Chair: Peter M. Scharf

5.00 – 5.30 Sadanand Jha: samAsAnthashakthivimarshaha

5.30 – 6.00 Divyanand Jha: nAgEshABHimathO nathrarTHaha

6.00 – 6.30 Bharati Balte: Interpretation of Nipāta according to Śankarācārya

Linguistics

Chair: Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat

5.00 – 5.30 Satyapal Singh: Nomenclature in the meta-language of Pānini

5.30 – 6.00 Soniya: A new model of Pānini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī in teaching methodology of Sanskrit grammar

Epics and Purānas

Chair: Simon Brodbeck

5.00 – 5.30 Rajan Raj: The roles of conceptual dharma and corporal Dharma during the rescue of their husbands by Draupadī and Sāvitri (to be confirmed)

5.30 – 6.00 Adam Bowles: Dasyus in the Mahābhārata

6.00 – 6.30 Maithili Thayanithy: Can the subalterns speak? Revisiting the expositions of dharma in the Mahābhārata

Tantra and Āgamas

Chair: Raffaele Torella

5.00 – 5.30 Masieg Karasinski: Some remarks concerning Kaula Tāntric traditions of Kerala

5.30 – 6.00 Madhu Khanna: Agency, power and ascendency: The formation of the Tāntric cult of Daśamahāvidyā Goddess in post-medieval period

6.00 – 6.30 Lubomir Ondracka: Cheating death: The yogic way to immortality

Sanskrit and Science

Chair: Ramkaran Sharma

5.00 – 5.30 Archana Tiwari and Girish Nath Jha: Standard text encoding scheme and search for Ayurvedic texts

5.30 – 6.00 Gayatri Murali Krishna: antharluptharOganirDHAraNE svapnaha – yOgAyurvEdhamanOvignyAnam

6.00 – 6.30 Vitus Angemeier: Water, phlegm and moon – the meaning of Soma in classical Āyurveda

Epigraphy

Chair: Annette Schmiedchen

5.00 – 5.30 Somnath Sarkar: History of vegetables in ancient India

5.30 – 6.00 Hemant Rajopadhya: Tradition of non-Brahmin Sanskrit scholars in Maharashtra and its relevance

6.00 – 6.30 Alexander Stolyarov: The modes of date designating in early medieval land grants of North India

yaśāstra in the Modern World

Chair: Kapila Vatsyayan

5.00 – 5.30 Natalia Lidova: Vrttis in Nātyaśāstra

5.30 – 6.00 Anvita Sharma: Some significant reading variants of Rasa and Bhāva chapters of Nātyaśāstra in unutilized Newari manuscripts

6.00 – 6.30 Clara Gonc Moačanin: Nātya vs. Greek tragedy

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra/Mans Broo

5.00 – 5.30 Manu Lata Sharma: Trends of modern Sanskrit poetic literature and parameters of literary criticism

5.30 – 6.00 Tanmay Kumar Bhattacharya: KriSHNAthrEyakavEhE kAvyESHu prathibimbithA sAmAjikI sTHithihi

6.00 – 6.30 Chandra Bhushan Jha: Sārasvatam cakṣuḥ- visions of modern Sanskrit Poets from darkness

Law and Society

Chair: Timothy Lubin

5.00 – 5.30 Satyawati: vEdhESHu mAnavADHikAraha

5.30 – 6.00 Bhagirathi Nanda: EkavimshashathakE DHarmashAsthrE punaranuchinthanam

6.00 – 6.30 Timothy Lubin: Domestic ritual codes and formation of Dharmaśāstra genre

Manuscriptology

Chair: Rewa Prasad Dwivedi

5.00 – 5.30 Shukla Mukherji: An unpublished manuscript of Gītagovinda with Jagaddhar’s commentary (in Bengali script)

5.30 – 6.00 Sushama Sharma: vAgBHatAlankArasya tIkAnAm pANdulipayaha

6.00 – 6.30 Ramakant Pandey: A brief sketch of Kacchavaśa

Visit to Exhibitions and Book stalls (7.00 – 7.30 PM)

Sanskrit Nāṭyamahotsava (7.30 – 9.00 PM): Yakagānam: Gajanan Hegde and his troupe

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