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Indic Academy Scholarship to Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya

Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya (SSV) located in Varanasi was founded in 1958 and specializes in Sanskrit and related studies. The history of this institution goes back to over 200 years when under a proposal of Jonathan Duncan, the Government Sanskrit College was established in 1791. The university has a number of departments dedicated to science and humanities disciplines which sit under the faculties – Veda Vedanga, Sahitya Sanskriti, Darshana, Shraman Vidya, Adhunik Jan Vigyan & Ayurveda. SSV has a Research Institute and has more than 1200 Sanskrit-medium schools and colleges affiliated to the university. Indic Academy has recently announced scholarship support to research scholars and students at Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya for courses, internships, workshops & seminars. Indic Academy has reached out to all the Sanskrit Universities in India, offering them scholarship and grants and is committed towards their vision of creating a holistic ecosystem for the preservation, progress, promotion and pursue of Sanskrit and related Indological subjects.

Indic Academy Scholarship Support for Poorna Prajna Samshodhana Mandiram, Bengaluru

Indic Academy is happy to announce scholarship support for courses, internships, workshops & seminars to the research scholars & students at Poorna Prajna Samshodhana Mandiram, Bengaluru. Poornaprajna Samshodhana Mandiram (PPSM), a pioneering Sanskrit research institute started in 1990 was an initiative of Sri Vishveshateertha Sripadaru. He founded two large institutions dedicated towards Indic studies in Bangalore. First Swamiji established the Poornaprajna Vidyapeetha Sanskrit Pathashala in 1956 and then the Research center came as a companion institute. The Vidyapeetha is a residential school that provides education to students from primary to post-graduation, with food, shelter, and education being provided free to all students. The Sanskrit Pathashala is recognized as post graduation study center and affiliated to the Karnataka Sanskrit University Bengaluru and caters to close to 500 students at the present. Whereas PPSM Research Center at the Vidyapeetha was established for higher research in Indian Philosophy in General and Dwaitha Philosophy in particular. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry of the Government of India recognized the PPSM as a model research institute, and included it in …

Indic Academy extends scholarship support to Shree Somnath Sanskrit University

Indic Academy is pleased to announce scholarship support to research scholars & students at Shree Somnath Sanskrit University for courses, internships, workshops & seminars. Shree Somnath Sanskrit University (SSSU), Veraval was established by Government of Gujarat in 2005 by passing the Shree Somnath Sanskrit University Act. Shree Somnath Sanskrit University is a UGC recognized Public State University with Sanskrit as its medium of instruction. It has 7 faculties and 1 Constituent College and has given academic affiliation to 35 Colleges/Institutions across Gujarat, including University Sanskrit College and one B.Ed. College. The SSSU is a one of its kind University in Gujarat offering wide range of courses in Sāhitya, Jyotiṣa, Vāstuṡāstra, Veda, Vyākaraṇa, Navya Vyākaraṇa, Rāmānuja Vedānta, Swāminārāyaṇa Vedānta, Sarva Darṡana, Navya Nyāya, Dharmaṡāstra, Purāṇaṡāstra, Paurohityam and Yoga. In keeping with the Vedic tradition, Yajña is performed daily in the Yajñaṡālā of the University. The University Library called Ṡāradā Bhavana contains around 7,000 books. The University organizes National, State level Workshops, Seminars, Conferences and Training Programmes for teachers, and also organizes Youth Festival, Sarasvat Samaroh, Sport …

DP Santhanam- Indic Academy Chair at KSRI Chennai

आत्मार्थं जीवलोकेऽस्मिन् को न जीवति मानवः । परं परोपकारार्थं यो जीवति स जीवति ॥ Which human being doesn’t live for own self? But, true living is the one that’s seeped in charity. Truer words could not have been written to describe lives like that of Shri D. P. Santhanam, a Dharmic man who lived his life with simplicity, honesty and benevolence.  As his last act of charity, he had ordained that a good portion of his savings be given away for Dharmic causes, and to honour his wishes Shri Santhanam’s family instituted an endowment of Rs 5 Lakhs in his name in 2017. Taking his vision forward, Indic Academy is pleased to announce the establishment of the DP Santhanam- Indic Academy Chair at Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute (KSRI) Chennai. Indic Academy converted the DP Santhanam endowment to a contribution towards this chair by matching the amounting and instituting this first chair for research on – Critical Edition of Hathasanketa Candrika of Sundaradeva; Varaha Upanishad; & Yoga Kundalini Upanishad. The Kuppuswamy Sastry Research Institute was founded …

RAm Swarup

Ram Swarup- Sitaram Goel Memorial Fund

Indic Academy is honoured and happy to announce the formation of the Ram Swarup- Sitaram Goel Memorial Fund for research and publication on the  20th  death anniversary of Shri Ram Swarup. This fund will be administered under the aegis of the Inter University Center for Indic Knowledge Systems of Indic Academy. The fund will be managed by an Independent Editorial board consisting of Shri. Koenraad Elst as the Chairman and Shri. Shrikant Taalegri, Shri. R. Jagannathan and Smt. Meenakshi Jain as the other members. Legacy  Shri Ram Swarup and Shri Sitaram Goel are considered as the pioneers in the research of Indic history and politics in post Independence time frame. Ram Swarup is considered as an important thought leader for the Hindu revivalist movement. Born in 1920 to a banker father in Sonipat, Harayana his initial education was in economics and he worked extensively for India’s freedom movement.  Swarup was highly critical of the communist movement and the Communist Party. His book Gandhism and Communism  had a strong impact amongst the American policymakers as well as …

26/11 Unforgiven

26/11 Unforgiven: A Dedication to the Heroes of 26/11

Indic Academy’s Center for Indic Writers (CIW) announces its first author showcase with the release of 26/11 Unforgiven by Lt. Col. Manish Jaitly. The book is a fictional story of an ordinary citizen who takes on the task to extract revenge from terrorist. The backdrop of the story is based on the 26/11 attack on innocent citizens of Mumbai which was a watershed event in the history of independent India. Indic Academy through its various City Chapters announces the launch of the book. The first launch will be held in the city of Mumbai on December 16th 2018. Other city launches will be announced later through its social media coverage. 26/11 Unforgiven is one of the four projects announced by the Center for Indic Writers (CIW) in October, earlier this year.  CIW aims to identify, encourage, support new authors and also promote new and existing authors rooted in Indic ethos. The center is now working on a book on the Ancient Architecture of India and an anthology of Telugu poetry, both of which are expected …

Ramanujan Yatra Diaries

Day 1 Our Ramanujan Yatra group of 24 Yatris headed straight for the Ramanujan Museum in Chennai after a sumptuous lunch at Ananda Bhavanam in Adayar. The participants from Mumbai and Pune were shocked to see the quantity of boiled rice and the absence of chapati for lunch but enjoyed their full course Tamilian lunch. Our two traveler buses entered the teeny weeny lanes inside which the museum was located and we got down in front of the museum. The place where the museum is located doesn’t look very amazing, but do bees ever find honey outside the flower? The Director of the Ramanujan Museum, Mrs. Meena Suresh, started off the first session with the inspiring story of P.K.Srinivasan (fondly known as PKS), a very inspiring Math teacher who dedicated a major part of his life towards popularising the life and works of the great Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. It was PKS’ dream to start a museum with the same name. So with the available resources that he had at his disposal, which included his own …

Travel Grants For Seminar On Purva Mimamsa

Pūrva Mīmāṃsā is one of the oldest School of thought, probably dating back to the 3 rd century BCE, that engages deeply in the interpretation of Vedic texts for a pragmatic application of prescribed rituals in the daily life of a Vedic adherent. In the early phase of philosophical development in the Indian sub-continent, the Pūrva Mīmāṃsā or simply the Mīmāṃsā school reigned supremacy over other schools owing to its popularity of practical ritualistic application. The Mīmāṃsā, emphasizing on the karmakāṇḍa portion of the Vedas, found its systematic presentation in the aphoristic work of Maharṣi Jaimini (300 – 200 BCE) which emphasized the philosophy of life, viz., karma in the form of dharma in the very opening aphorism – athāto dharma jijñāsā. The pre-Jaimini preceptors who are identified as authoritative sources referenced by Jaimini are Bādarāyaṇa, Bādarī, Ātreya, and Kṛṣṇājini, thus claiming the presence of Mīmāṃsā thought at least two centuries before Jaimini. Not withstanding the overpowering of the Vedāntic philosophical thought, the Mīmāṃsā school re-emerged as a darśana bifurcating into two main schools viz., …

Registration Grants For Workshop On The Yogasutras

In the language of the Kathopanishad, most men look outward, but some turn away from the mundane and seek a higher law and life. They turn their gaze inward and behold the self face to face. They become aware of a larger, secret life buried within. They realize that through earnest endeavour and devout invocation, this life can be uncovered and made dynamic and manifest. For undertaking this inward journey, the soul has all the provisions in its possession. But different seekers are differently blessed and each has to make the best use of his own special blessing. India has, through the vehicle of the various religions and philosophies that have taken birth from her, has provided many paths for undertaking this inward journey. Raja Yoga, Bhakti, Tantra, Jnana Yoga, and many more paths have been lit by various masters down the ages in order to take the seeker on the journey of self-realization. The philosophy and pragmatics of yoga as given in the Yogasutras is a complete source of becoming aware of the workings …

Appeal To Restage Padma Shri Prahasana

I am Rashma – a playwright and published author. I have worked in Australia and India. For two years now, I have been working on creating new plays using the Natyashastra as the basis. Natyashastra is the most ancient text on drama and performing arts. This endeavour will mark the renascence of ancient Indian drama on modern stage. And I need your help to stage the first play in the series. Padma Shri Prahasana ‘Padma Shri Prahasana’ is the first play that I have written in the series of modern prahasanas. ‘Padma Shri Prahasana’ was in development for a year-and-a-half. Prof Bharat Gupt has been guiding it’s development. The play had its first public reading at the India Habitat Center in December, 2016. The script was rewritten in 2017 and performed at IGNCA on 27th July, 2018. The premiere production was directed by Vineet Chopra of ‘The Great Indian Storytellers’. Theme ‘Padma Shri Prahasana’ is a satire on the system of awards in India and the politicking for awards. The play mocks artists, scholars, and …