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Date(s) - 12/05/2021 - 13/05/2021
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Programme Schedule (all times are IST)


Day 1: May 12, 2021 (Wednesday)
Inaugural Address Professor Makarand R. Paranjape
Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Introductory Remarks: Professor Pankaj Jain
Professor and Head, Indic Studies Initiative, FLAME University
Keynote Address Professor Sunaina Singh
Vice-Chancellor, Nalanda University
Session I:10:00 AM– 11:50 PM
Professor Ankur Barua, Cambridge University
10:00 – 10:40 AM Professor Robert Thurman, Department of Religion, Columbia University
Sanskrit Buddhism
10:40AM- 11:20 PM Professor KTS Sarao, Delhi University
Victorian Indologists and Anagarika Dharmapala in the Mahabodhi Temple controversy
11:20- 11:50 PM Discussion
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   LUNCH BREAK
Session II: 2:00 PM – 3:40 PM
 Chairperson: Professor Madhu Khanna, Jamia Millia Islamia
2:00- 2:40 PM Professor Vinod Vidwans, FLAME University
Indian Music: Retrospect and Prospects
2:40- 3:20 PM Professor Bharat Gupt, IGNCA
Natya Shastra: Past and Present
3:20- 3:50 PM Discussion
Session III: 3:50 PM – 5:30 PM
Chairperson: Professor Adarasupally Nataraju, Assam Central University
3:50: 4:30 PM Professor Balaganapathi Devarakonda, Delhi University
History of Indian Philosophy: Analysis of contemporary Understanding of Classical through Colonial
4:30- 5:10PM Professor Lavanya Vemsani, Shawnee State University
New Historiography for New India
5:10-5:30 PM Discussion
DAY 2: May 13, 2021 (Thursday)
SessionIV:  9:30 AM- 12:10 PM
Chairperson Professor Viraj Shah, FLAME University
9:30- 10:10 AM Professor Chris Chapple, Loyola Marymount University
Jain Studies in the Global Academy
10:10- 10:50 AM Professor Jeffery D Long, Elizabethtown College
Practical Anekāntavāda: A Jain Contribution to Global Civilization
10:50: 12:10 Discussion
Session V:3:50 PM– 5:40PM
Chairperson Professor Srinivasan Krishnamurthy, Vivekananda College
3:50- 4:30 PM Professor Deven Patel, University of Pennsylvania
What is a “commentary” on Sanskrit kavya?
4:30- 5:10 Professor Frederick M Smith, University of Iowa
The category of the center: bringing together forest and village in Vedic ritual
5:10- 5:30 PM Discussion
Closing Remarks
Vote of Thanks