Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai

Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Adi Shankara Puraskara 2014

It's our great pleasure to announce that 'Adi Shankara Puraskara 2014' is declared to distinguished professors of our department. Dr. Uma Vaidya (Honourable Vice Chancellor, KKSU) and Dr. Gauri Mahulikar (Head, Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai ) are recipients of this prestigious award. This is to invite you for the function of felicitation of awardees. Please find the copy of invitation attached herewith.









Thursday, December 4, 2014

Inauguration of the Seminar




Contemporary Relevance of Scriptures for Peaceful and Harmonious Co-existence

National Seminar
On
Contemporary Relevance of Scriptures for Peaceful and Harmonious Co-existence
Organized by
Departments of Sanskrit, Arabic and Philosophy,
University of Mumbai
Date: December 4th to 6th 2014
Centre for Multidisciplinary Research in Language and Literature,
UPE-UGC
Venue
Ramkrishna Bajaj Sanskrit Bhavan, Vidyanagari
Inauguration: 4th December 2014 at 2.00 pm
Inauguration by : Dr. Uma Vaidya
Honourable Vice Chancellor –
Kavikulaguru Kalidasa   Sanskrit University 

Seminar Tentative schedule
Day 1 : December 4th 2014

Inaugural Session (2.00 pm  3.30 pm)

Keynote Address by : Dr. Uma Vaidya
                                     Honourable Vice Chancellor –
                                     Kavikulaguru Kalidasa   Sanskrit University

3.30pm  
High Tea

Session 2 (4.00pm – 5.00pm) – Marathi saint literature
Chairperson: Dr. Shubhada Joshi

4.00pm to 4.30pm
Dr. Yashwant Pathak 
"Santvanmayatil Shantatamaya Sahajivan"

4.30pm to 5.00pm
Dr. A. G Tilak
"The relevance of Lokasanstha and Lokasangraha with reference to Saint Literature"






Day 2 : December 5th 2014

9.30am
Breakfast
Session I (10.00 am – 11.00am)
Chairperson: Dr. Yajneshwar Shastri
10.00am – 10.30am
Dr. Sunanda Y. Shastri
"Harmony As Found in Yogavasistha"

10.30am to 11.00am
Mrs. Harshada Sawarkar
"Yoga Vasistha – Nirvana Prakarana on Peace & Harmony "

11.00am to 11.30am
Tea Break

Session II (11.30 am – 1.00pm)
Chairperson: Dr. Gauri Mahulikar
11.30am to 12.00pm
Dr. Yajneshwar Shastri
" Interpretation of some Upanisadic Passages for Peace and Harmony"
12.00pm to 12.30pm
Dr. Mohd. Sanaullah
" Islamic Scriptures for Peaceful and Harmonious Co-existence"
12.30pm to 1.00pm
Dr. Madhavi Narsalay
" Upanishads as pedagogical devices for peaceful co-existence "


1.00pm to 2.30pm
Lunch

Session III (2.30 pm – 4.00pm)
Chairperson: Dr. Mohd. Sanaullah

2.30pm to 3.00pm
Dr. Gauri Mahulikar.
" The Doctrine of Svadharma and Yajna in the Bhagavadgita"

3.00pm to 3.30pm
Ms. Shakuntala Gawde
"Bhagavadgītā’s vision of equality for Peaceful co- existence"

3.30pm to 4.00pm
Swamini Vibha Chaitanya
Live Interaction on Experiences


Day 3 : December 6th 2014

9.30am
Breakfast
Session I (10.00 am – 11.30am)
Chairperson: Dr. Kala Acharya

10.00am – 10.30am
Dr. Minal Katarnikar
"Role of Interfaith dialogue in Harmonious co-existence"
10.30am to 11.00am
Dr. Lalita Namjoshi
"'Pasaayadaan" and Universal Peace and Brotherhood

11.00am to 11.30pm
Dr. Shubhada Joshi
"Some ponderings over Dnyaneshvari and its message for Peaceful and Harmonious co-existence"

11.30am to 12.00pm
Tea Break


Session II (12.00 pm – 1.30pm)

12.00pm to 12.30pm
Prof. Shafique Shaikh
"Contribution of Islam to Peaceful Co-existence"
12.30pm to 1.00pm
Pandit Ghulam Dastagir Birajdar
" Some insights on Hindu and Islamic scriptures for peaceful co-existence"
1.00pm to 1.30pm
Dr. Chandrakant Puri
"Scriptures and social reforms with stress on Islam "

1.30pm to 2.30pm
Lunch

Session III (2.30 pm – 4.30pm)


2.30pm to 3.00pm
Dr. Bhuvan Chandel.
"Ethical Perspective of Greek thinkers and Kant for Quality Life "

3.00pm to 4.00pm
Different perspectives on Interfaith Dialogue : Some interactions
Vote of thanks - Dr. Madhavi Narsalay


Monday, December 1, 2014

Contemporary Relevance of Scriptures for Peaceful and Harmonious Co-existence

The Departments of Sanskrit, Arabic and Philosophy have undertaken a joint project with the title Exploring Theological Discourse on Peaceful Co-existence through Text Analysis under the aegis of Centre for Multidisciplinary Research in Language and Literature sanctioned by the University Grants Commission under the University with Potential for Excellence Scheme.
As a part of the project we are organizing a seminar on"Contemporary Relevance of Scriptures for Peaceful and Harmonious Co-existence"on 4th, 5th and 6th of December 2014.
Attached please find the invitation of the seminar.

RSVP:
Smt. Harshada Sawarkar - 9869113489
Smt. Vrushali Potnis Damle - 9820603539

Venue
Ramkrishna Bajaj Sanskrit Bhavan, Vidyanagari
Inauguration: 4th December 2014 at 2.00 pm



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lectures series by Prof. Aklujkar on Bhartṛhari’s Vākyapadīya

Dept of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai has invited a distinguished scholar of Sanskrit Prof. Ashok Aklujkar for lecture series from 1stDecember 2014 to 4th December 2014.
Prof. Ashok Aklujkar will be taking lectures on Bhartṛhari’s Vākyapadīya which is the most significant work in the field of Sanskrit Grammar, Linguistics and Philosophy of language. Prof. Aklujkar will be covering three kāṇḍas of Vākyapadīya in this lecture series.
Prof. Ashok Aklujkar is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada. His experience of teaching Sanskrit and allied subjects is more than 30 years. He is felicitated with many prestigious awards for his outstanding contribution to the of Sanskrit language and linguistics.
Students, scholars, teachers of Sanskrit language, grammar and  linguistics are invited for this lecture series.
  • Registration:
There are no registration fees. This lecture series is open for all.
  • Schedule of Lectures: 
1/12/2014 to 3/12/2014  - 11.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. and  1.30 p.m.-3.30 p.m.
4/12/2014                     - 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  •  Venue:
Seminar Room, Ramkrishna Bajaj Sanskrit Bhavan, Vidyanagari, Santacruz (East), Mumbai- 400 098

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Interview of Dr. Madhavi Narsalay on Mythosophia

Interview of Dr. Madhavi Narsalay on the topic 'Indian Myth and Mythology in India' on  Mythosophia 

(10th October 2014)



madhavi
Dr. Madhavi Narsalay is a professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Mythology in the Sanskrit Department at the University of Mumbai—one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in India. She specializes in the Vedas and Vedanta, and is an expert in the fields of Indian Mythology and Aesthetics. This past April she curated and led the first annual festival on Comparative Mythology in India, and she is working with one of her students, Dr. Sunil Parab, to establish a Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable in Mumbai. In addition to her numerous academic contributions—articles, field research, presentations, and her forthcoming book on Vedic Sacrifice—Madhavi has also supported the transmission of myth from academia to entertainment. In 2012 she was featured on the Discovery Kids show, ‘Mystery Hunters”, and in 2009 she participated as a religious expert on a popular game show. Most recently she consulted for India’s wildly popular series, ‘MAHABHARAT’ based on the renowned Indian epic.