President Ram Nath Kovind on 27 November 2017 conferred the 3rd ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award to Professor Hiroshi Marui of Japan for his exemplary contribution to Indology.
Indology is defined as the academic study of the history, cultures, languages and literature of India and is a subset of Asian studies.
Professor Hiroshi Marui's contribution to Indology
• Professor Marui has spent over 40 years working on Indian philosophy and Buddhist Studies.
• His many acclaimed publications and research papers are considered as a final authority on several subjects the world.
• As the President of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, he has made a significant contribution to Indology in Japan.
The ICCR Distinguished Indologist award recognises all the scholarly works of past and present that discover the deeper essence of Indian thought and expression. The award is administered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
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When: 27 November 2017