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17th World Sanskrit Conference to begin in Canada

The 17th World Sanskrit Conference will be inaugurated by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar in Vancouver, Canada on July 19. The five-day event is expected to witness participation from more than 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries.

Jul 9, 2018 10:01 IST
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The 17th World Sanskrit Conference will be held from July 9-13, 2018 at Vancouver, Canada. The conference will be inaugurated by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.

The five-day event, hosted by the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, is expected to witness participation from more than 500 scholars and delegates from over 40 countries.

Key Highlights

The conference will provide an ideal platform to the scholars to exchange their knowledge by presenting papers on various subjects followed by discussions among the members.

There will be a special panel discussion on topics such as - History and Education of Women in Vedic Literature, Sanskrit Buddhist Manus, Mimamsa Beyond the Yagasala, the Yuktidipika forging a place for Sankhya, introducing Bhagavata Purana Commentaries and research on the Gargiyajyotisa.

Over 500 papers on various themes are likely to be presented during the 5-day conference.

Besides the Union HRD Minister, the Indian delegation participating in the 17th World Sanskrit Conference includes 10 scholars and two officers.

Objective: The main purpose of the conference is to promote, preserve and practice the Sanskrit language all over the world by the people

About World Sanskrit Conference

The World Sanskrit Conference is a premier international forum for professional researchers and educators of the Sanskrit language and its literatures and of the history, religion and cultures of pre-modern South Asia.

The conference is held in various countries across the globe once every three years with the support of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies. So far it has been held thrice in India.

The 17th WSC is being held in Vancouver, Canada from July 9-13, 2018. This is the first time that the prestigious triennial event is being held in Canada.

It is being hosted by the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia.

The UBC is ranked among the three top research universities in Canada and it has taught Sanskrit at all levels since 1969.

 

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