All posts tagged: Sanskrit

Developing Computational Tools For Sanskrit

The Department of Sanskrit Studies, University of Hyderabad, is engaged in developing computational tools for the analysis of Sanskrit texts following the Indian Grammatical Tradition. Samsaadhanii (http://sanskrit.uohyd.ac.in/scl) is a tool which has many valuable features that could be used by a wide spectrum of researchers in Sanskrit and teaching. Currently the deployment of the project requires expertise and is on a server that requires manual input per sentence. A new project has been proposed to make deployment trivial by using virtual machines and provisioning scripts using tools like vagrant. A command line interface will also be developed to help with batch processing of texts along with implementing various features of the website. Goals Easy deployment: Currently successful application deployment involves cloning 3 git repositories, placing in folder structures, configuring them, compiling them and configuring the web server. This can be simplified to just installing a few dependencies spinning up a vm with all the provisioning steps in a shell script. Command Line Interface: Taking note of the various features present in the website, command line …

Sanskrit Learning Made Easy – A Workshop

The Department of Sanskrit Studies, University of Hyderabad will conduct a 7 day workshop titled ‘Sanskrit Learning Made Easy’, between May 8th and 14th, 2019. It has been conducting this workshop for the last two years with different themes. This year, the focal theme is ‘Upavedas’. The topics which will be discussed include Āyurveda, Gāndharvaveda, Dhanurveda and the Arthaśāstra. To make the workshop more impactful, several experts from various fields who are contributing to the contemporary application of the Shastras have been invited. It is hoped that the audience attending this workshop will find the lectures novel and interesting. Topics to be covered : Āyurveda Theories and Practices for Health Protection – Special Tips for Summer Saṅgı̄taśāstra and Computational Musicology Indian Traditions of Economics: Vedic to Kauṭilya’s Era Role of Sanskrit in Understanding Indian Cultural History Simple Spoken Sanskrit Selected Text Readings Other Details regarding the workhop: Number of Seats: 30 Registration Fees: Rs. 1000/- For registration, visit: http://tiny.cc/dsssw19 Indic Academy is happy to support this event by providing a grant of Rs. 25,000.

बोधन-कुतूहलम् – A Sanskrit Online Teaching Contest

About बोधन-कुतूहलम् MIT School of Vedic Sciences, in collaboration with Indic Academy, Hyderabad has announced a contest titled bodhana kutūhalam for teaching the śāstras in Sanskrit. MIT SVS hopes to foster a community of young Sanskrit scholars who can teach in the Samskrit medium and to help boost the number of academically rigorous śāstra courses online. The focus shall lie on making the content and method of teaching śāstras more interesting and relevant to learners who’ve undergone modern education. Motivation Saṁskṛta teaching-learning has been one of the most underrated and underutilized spheres of higher education in our times. While some Saṁskṛta Universities cater to teaching and learning śāstras in Saṁskṛta medium, the ‘mainstream’ higher education is greatly blind to the potentials of Saṁskṛta as a medium of knowledge. The apathy of teaching a ‘language’ through a ‘different language medium’ is unique to Saṁskṛta! And this is widely prevalent in the modern universities all over our nation. That the products of this kind of learning form the upcoming Saṁskṛta teaching community is a concern that can …

Travel Grants For Conference On Indology

An International Conference titled “Churning Of Indology” will be organized by the Bharatiya Vidvat Parsihat(BVP) as a part of the first meeting of it’s members. The conference will take a look at the impact and consequences of the Indological studies that have taken place during the past 150-200 years. There has been a constant review of Indological research outcomes in the BVP mailing list by many prominent scholars. Many debates, dialogues, and discussions held in the BVP list have been leading us to the correct understanding of Shastras in a consolidated way. It has been successful in spearheading the improvement of quality research in Samskrit Shastras and related disciplines. BVP has been a platform for sharing new ideas, creative writings, information regarding academic activities, innovative projects, new discoveries and developments that keeps the entire Samskrit academia ever updated. In order to expand the sphere of research and literature in Sanskrit and to make them accessible to everyone, BVP desires to set new directions through this conference. The present conference is titled “Churning of Indology” to …

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समन्दर की गहराईयों में रहने वाली एक मछली जिसे बाहर की इस दुनिया के बारे में कुछ भी नही पता, और अचानक उसे कुछ ऐसी शक्ति देकर बाहर भेज दिया जाए जिससे वह बाहर भी रह सकती है, तो उस समय जो उस मछली का अनुभव होगा कुछ ऐसा ही अनुभव मुझे अद्वैत वेदान्त के मास्टर्स कोर्स में प्रवेश मिलने पर मिला। कुछ महीनों पहले जब मैं सामान्य छात्रों की तरह स्कूल में इंटरमीडिएट कर रही थी उस समय मेरे वर्तमान और भविष्य के बीच मे एकदम स्वच्छ, पारदर्शी शीशा था। मेरे पिताजी जो प्रिंटिंग का कार्य करते हैं तथा माँ जो एक सामान्य गृहणी हैं उन दोनों ने मेरे भविष्य की कुछ अलग ही कल्पना की थी। मैने भी उनकी तरह यही सोचा था कि मैं गणित और भौतिक विज्ञान आदि विषयों को आगे भी पढूंगी किन्तु अचानक से कुछ दिन पहले ही मुझे संस्कृत में उच्च शिक्षा प्राप्त करने की प्रेरणा मेरे पथप्रदर्शक गीता परिवार के राष्ट्रिय उपाध्यक्ष डॉ.आशु गोयल जी द्वारा मिली। कुछ दिनों की चर्चा के बाद मैंने भी अपने जीवन …

Playing With Zero and Ancient History

Mathematical and physical arguments are easier to check for basic errors than those in the social sciences and history. You may not divide by zero, because if you did then you could show, for example, that 2 = 3 (because 2/0 = 3/0); likewise, any system that delivers more work than the energy it takes in is a logically impossible perpetual motion machine. Authors in the social sciences sometimes get carried away by ideas that are unfalsifiable or logically inconsistent and since these ideas are repeated in the echo chambers of the academia, it can take a generation or two, or even longer, to realize this. Here I wish to speak of just one matter of ancient history concerning languages of India and Europe that are far apart geographically but belong to the same family. Recently, people have begun to use ancient DNA to see how India was populated by outside migrants and settlers. It is quite fair to assume that people traveled in different directions in the ancient world but to effectively assume that …

Best PhD Award in Indic Knowledge Systems

Best PhD Award for Indic Knowledge Systems

INDIC ACADEMY INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR INDIC KNOWLEDGE STUDIES Announces Best PhD Award for Indic Knowledge Systems Indic Academy’s  Inter-University Centre for Indic Knowledge Studies , as part of its commitment to promote quality research in Indic Knowledge Studies is glad to institute “Best PhD Award for Indic Knowledge Systems” from the year 2018. There will be three prizes: First : Cash Award of Rs. 50,000 + Publication of the Dissertation Second : Cash Award of Rs. 30,000 + Publication of the Dissertation Third : Cash Award of Rs. 20,000 + Publication of the Dissertation Apart from these a few more dissertations may be selected for publication without cash award. Indic Academy with its widespread network can promote the sales of the publication and ensure great impact of the research work on the academic and general world of readers. Who can apply/nominate? PhD research scholars who have been awarded PhD degree during the year Jan-2018 to December 2018 and those whose PhD dissertation has undergone the due process required for the award and the formality of …