15th World Sanskrit Conference: Programme Schedule

Today, Day 6 of the  15th World Sanskrit Conference, brings down the curtains on the amazing event. All we could do at this blog was to list the events. But even the mere listing has received an extrardinary response. We may look on this as the massive interest in Sanskrit that prevails all over the globe, across all sections of the society: from ordinary people with love for an unfamiliar but exotic language, to scholars with deep appreciation of its depth and spread.

World Sanskrit Conference

New Delhi, India


Jan 10, 2012

Forenoon SessionsRound I

10.00 AM to 11.30 AM

Jain Studies

Chair: Jayandra Soni

10.00 – 10.30 Christine Chojnacki : Remodeling Jain novels in medieval times: Means and motivations

10.30 – 11.00 Basile Leclère : Evolving patterns in Jain narrative literature: Stylistic and structural influences of medieval theatre on storytelling

11.00 – 11.30 Dharma Chanda Jain: Concept of Śrutajñāna


Chair: Godavarish Mishra

10.00 – 10.30 Hirano Katsunori : Historical significance of the definition of Universal (Sāmānya) in the Vyomavatī

10.30 – 11.00 Takanori Suzuki : Empirical facts and the Vaiśesika system of categories: Two directions of Uddyotakara’s exploration for the ground of sound inference

11.00 – 11.30 Toshihiro Wada: Gangeśa’s theory of the meaning of verbal suffixes (ākhyāta)

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: Hari Dutta Sharma

10.00 – 10.30 Shrutidhara Chakravarty : Modernism in Sanskrit literature

10.30 – 11.00 Pandey Ramesh Kumar : Significance of Vedic rituals in the works of Kālidāsa

11.00 – 11.30 Hari Dutta Sharma : Concept of beauty in Indian and western poetics

Modern Sanskrit Literature

Chair: Ramakant Shukla

10.00 – 10.30 Tiwari Shardindu Kumar: ADHunikasamskruthasAhithyE pam vAsudhEvashAsthrINAm avadhAnam

10.30 – 11.00 V.V. Premalatha: Śrīguruvāyupureśamāhātmyam – A study

11.00 – 11.30 Sharma Manju Lata: ADHunikasamskruthakavithAyAm bimbaviDHAnam

Sanskrit and Asian Languages and Literature

Chair: Pankaj Chande

10.00 – 10.30 Jagdish Patgiri : The effect of Rāmāyaa of Madhab Kandali on family relations with special reference to Assamese society

10.30 – 11:00 Madhavi Narsalay: Deciphering myths around river Godāvarī/Gautamī in Sanskrit and Marathi texts

11.00 – 11.30 Dilip Kumar Medhi : Role of Sūtradhāra in Śaṅkaradeva’s Ankiyā Nāa: A classical study

Special panel – Sanskrit Inscriptions in South East Asian Countries

Chair: Ramachandran Nagaswamy

10.00 – 10.30 Kunthea Chhom : Reconsidering vocabulary used in double-language inscriptions from ancient Cambodia with special reference to K. 235

10.30 – 11.00 Emmanuel Francis: Dating the Sanskrit inscriptions of Mūlavarman and Pūrnavarman from Indonesia: A palaeographical study

11.00-11.30 Ramachandran Nagaswamy : Language of Harappan Inscriptions

Special panel – Reinterpreting Pāini

Chair: Ramanath Sharma

10.00 – 10.30 Pushpa Dikshit : pANinIyaprakriyAvijnAnam

10.30 – 11.00 H.S.Ananthanarayana: Derivation in Pāṇini’s grammar

11.00 – 11.30 Ramanath Sharma : Derivational system of Pāṇini’s grammar

Special panel – Innovations in Sanskrit Teaching

Chair: Dr R. Devanathan

10.00 – 10.30 Sally Sutherland Goldman -“When Everything Old is New Again”- Teaching Sanskrit in the new Millennium

10.30 – 11.00 Kutumba SastrySvādhyāya Pancapaī – The process of learning Sanskrit from ‘O’ level through Sanskrit Medium

11.00 – 11.30 N.B. Biswas: Vidyās in vedic literature and their practice on present day curriculum

11.30-12.00 Dr. R. Devanathan – Innovative Method in Teaching Sastra

Forenoon SessionsRound II

12.00 PM to 1.30 PM

Special panel – Reinterpreting Pāini

Chair: Ramanath Sharma

12.00 – 12.30 Dipti Tripathi: Beyond grammar – from Patañjali to Bhartṛhari

12.30 – 1.00 Surendra Kumar Brahmachari: Comparative inquiry into the linguistic models of Pānini and Noam Chomsky

Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics

Chair: Hari Dutta Sharma

12.00 – 12.30 Kedar Nath Sharma : BHAvABHAsasya kAvyE mahathvam

12.30 – 1.00 Pratap Bandyopadhyay : Grammatical speculations of Sanskrit literary critics


Chair: Ashok Kumar Kalia

12.00 – 12.30 Meena Vijay Kumar : The causation theory in Āyurveda philosophy

12.30 – 1.00 Mishra Sachchidanand: Upamāna as a separate Pramāna

1.00-1.30 Sripad Bhat : Refutation of Matvarthalakaṇa by Khaṇdedeva

Sanskrit and Asian Languages and Literature

Chair: Pankaj Chande

12.00 – 12.30 Chainarong Klinn oi: The Bodhisattva ideal in Buddhist Sanskrit texts reflected to Thai way of life

12.30 – 1.00 Sombat Mangmeesukhsiri: The shift of meaning of the word Aśvattha>Assattha the sacred tree in Sanskrit and Pali Buddhist texts: A case study of Thai translation

Special panel – Sanskrit Inscriptions in South East Asian Countries:

Chair: Amarjiv Lochan

12.00– 12.30 Bachchan Kumar: Kuvera in Sanskrit inscriptions of Campā

12.30-1.00 Chirapat Prapandvidya “Early Buddhism in Southeast Asia in the light of some select inscriptions”

Jain Studies

12.00-12.30 Peter flugel: Kārmic and Natural Causality in Jaina Philosophy

Special panel – Innovations in Sanskrit Teaching

Chair: Second Session – Chair – Ashok Aklujkar

12.00 – 12.30 Dr Pankaj Jani : The Gujarat Initiatives

12.30 – 1.00 Chamu Krishna Shastry – Teaching Sanskrit through Sanskrit

1.00 – 1.30 Chand kiran Saluja : samskruthashikSHaNam samprESHaNAthmaka upAgamaha – kEndhrIyamADHyamikashikSHApariSHathprayOgaha

1.30-2.00 Remarks by Dr Ashok Aklujkar

IASS General Meeting 3.00 PM to 4.00 PM


4.30 PM to 6.00 PM


2 thoughts on “15th World Sanskrit Conference: Programme Schedule

  1. What do you mean by “extraordinary response”?
    Most important, I now hope you will start commenting on the WSC, highlighting its few weak point and its many plus points. See you soon on the web!

    • Thank you for carrying forward the discussion. ‘All we could do at this blog was to list the events. But even the mere listing has received an extrardinary response…’ From the blog stats, we know that people have been interested in knowing the topics that were discussed in the WSC. We would see this as a reflection of the growing interest in Sanskrit and the various areas it has touched over the centuries.

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