Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai

Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai
शीलवृत्तफला विद्या ।

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Concept Note and Schedule of AAKHYAAN 2014


            DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT, UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI
ब्रीदवाक्यम् - संस्कृतं जनाय
announces
‘AAKHYAAN 2014’
First ever Annual Festival on Comparative Mythology

CONCEPT NOTE
The Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai continually strives towards its mission to be a world-class specialty unit, across all of their core spheres - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Our calibrated performance, to provide the most comprehensive and balanced courses, is trusted by students, academicians, university leaders and industry persons. The Department aims to provide a ‘global benchmark’ against the various other universities and is one of the most influential, exemplary and widely observed university in this arena. It is the only University in India and one-of-its-kind in Asia, that offers the most inclusive, exhaustive and illustrious curriculum in Comparative Mythology and Indology with a team comprising of highly distinguished experts.
On completion of its 50 glorious years, the Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai, (estd. 1963) announces a first-of-its kind initiative in the area Comparative Mythology with Aakhyaan 2014 – a convention with a purpose, the cause being greater than the effect.
This enterprising project by the Sanskrit Department aims to bring individuals from all concerned areas together, once every year, to share & discuss ideas, thoughts, prospects and responsibilities as thought leaders. This will also help in a better understanding of our global community – academic and non-academic - engaged in the endeavor to enhance awareness and augment creative freedom in the subjects involved. We cannot deny that we are in the most active age of ‘mythopoeia’ – that of fictional mythology!
With increasing interest in this field, a gathering like this seems inevitable today. The Department takes this opportunity to bring about this conclave of renowned experts & scholars, noted individuals in the arena of Indology and Comparative Mythology for the benefit of the students and current & future generations. It would be a time to turn inward and reflect on the ideas and philosophies that bind this cooperative spirit – worldwide.
With a rapid spurt and sudden explosion of awareness for these subjects and extensive global research being conducted currently, the Department of Sanskrit would like to regularly invite and involve a highly esteemed panel to take the cause further. The scope for which could be endless. This would give students and teachers increased exposure and heightened levels of personal interactions with industry specialists, further enhancing course-curriculum content. 

In addition to this, we are today faced with an increased level of misinformation and social intolerance. To gain insights during such testing times, we believe that it is important for connoisseurs to meet and contemplate on ways by which the spirit of survival and success of the subject matter remains alive.



PROGRAM SCHEDULE – 10 am to 5 pm

Inaugural Session

y       Dr. (Mrs.) Sindhu Dange, Retd Prof and Head, Dept of Sanskrit
y       Mr. Siddharth Kumar Tewary - Founder, Creative Director - Swastik Productions

Plenary Session : Theme - 'Diversity & Discrimination': Answers from Mythology

y       Dr. Coomi Vevaina, Head - Department of English, University of Mumbai
y       Ms. Neha Sharma, Professor of Liberal Arts, Symbiosis International University, Pune
y       Mr. Deepam Chatterjee, Author/ Scriptwriter, The Timeless Faith/ Vimanika Comics
y       Ms. Rajashree Shirke, Sangeet Natak Awardee

Literary Event by the Amar Chitra Katha Group

Power Panel on Popular Mythology

y       Dr. Pradeep Bhattacharya -Retd. IAS Officer, Mythologist/Author, Expert on Comparative Literature
on Mahabharata
y       Mr. ShivSagar Chopra - Filmmaker, Director - 'Arasuri Maa Ambe'
y       Mr. Abhimanyu Singh - CEO, Contiloe Entertainment
y       Ms. Meenakshi Sagar – Vice Chairman, MSA Films & grand-duaghter of Late Ramanand Sagar

 Valedictory address by Dr. Devdutt Patnaik Renowned Mythologist & Author, Chief Belief Officer, Future Group



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

AAkhyaan 2014

On completing 50 years, the Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai is organising its first ever Annual Festival on Comparative Mythology in India - Aakhyaan 2014 on April 5, 2014. The University is the only one in India to offer an exhaustive course on the subject; and incidentally one-of-its-kind of extensive comparative study in the whole of Asia.
In the times of an increased level of misinformation, half-truths and propaganda in this subject, our idea is to create together the most authentic, appropriate, relevant and unique thought-platform that brings the  academia, the corporate world and popular culture under one single umbrella.
The core belief being that delving deeper into Mythology can provide us the answers to a holistic picture - through solutions from alternate approaches and learning that show us the way for dealing with what have become vital social and political issues today. And at a micro level, the same is as essential for integrated personal transformation.
This being the very first year of the festival, and the increasing interest in the subject at large - we are keeping the one-day festival open to all those curious about the subject across colleges, business-schools, professionals, academicians and generally to all those interested in mythology.
We would be glad if you could attend the conclave and look forward to a long-term partnership in taking this cause further - to create a credible knowledge platform in this area.



                                                          DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT
UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI
ब्रीदवाक्यम् - संस्कृतं जनाय 
‘AAKHYAAN 2014’ 

The first ever Annual Festival on Comparative Mythology - April 5, 2014

The Department of SanskritUniversity of Mumbai continually strives towards its mission to be a world-class specialty unit, across all of their core spheres - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Its calibrated performance, to provide the most comprehensive and balanced courses, is trusted by students, academicians, university leaders and industry persons. The Department aims to provide a ‘global benchmark’ against the various other universities and is one of the most influential, exemplary and widely observed university in this arena.

It is the only University in India, that offers the most inclusive, exhaustive and illustrious curriculum in Comparative Mythology with a team comprising of highly distinguished experts. And incidentally, the only 'one-of-its-kind' of an extensive comparative study offered in the whole of Asia.

On completion of its 50 glorious years, the Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai, (estd. 1963) announces a first-of-its kind initiative in the area Comparative Mythology with Aakhyaan 2014 – a convention with a purpose, the cause being greater than the effect. 

This enterprising project by the Sanskrit Department aims to bring individuals from all concerned areas together, once every year, to share & discuss ideas, thoughts, prospects and responsibilities as thought leaders. This will also help in a better understanding of our global community – academic and non-academic - engaged in the endeavor to enhance awareness andaugment creative freedom in the subjects involved. We cannot deny that we are in the most active age of ‘mythopoeia’ – that of fictional mythology!

With increasing interest in this field, a gathering like this seems inevitable today. The Department takes this opportunity to bring about this conclave of renowned experts & scholars, noted individuals in the arena of Comparative Mythology for the benefit of the students and current & future generations. It would be a time to turn inward and reflect on the ideas and philosophies that bind this cooperative spirit – worldwide.

With a rapid spurt and sudden explosion of awareness for these subjects and extensive global research being conducted currently, the Department of Sanskrit would like to regularly invite and involve a highly esteemed panel to take the cause further. The scope for which could be endless. This would give students and teachers increased exposure and heightened levels of personal interactions with industry specialists, further enhancing course-curriculum content.

In addition to this, we are today faced with an increased level of misinformation and social intolerance. To gain insights during such testing times, we believe that it is important for connoisseurs to meet and contemplate on ways by which the spirit of survival and success of the subject matter remains alive.

 Please note that food coupons of Rs. 150/- will be available at the venue.

 RSVP : Dr. Madhavi Narsalay-9821347961 / madhavinarsalay@gmail.com


Friday, March 14, 2014

Annual Research Meet 2014

Annual Research Meet of the Sanskrit Department, University of Mumbai is scheduled on 11th April 2014 from 9.30 a.m. onward in the Seminar Hall of Ramkrishna Bajaj Sanskrit Bhavan, Vidyanagari, Santacruz. All Ph.D. students, M. Phil Students and guides are invited for this Research meet. Ph.D. students have to present a paper, report or synopsis of their research topics.
Please confirm your attendance via mail.

Head
Department of Sanskrit
University of Mumbai

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

National Seminar on 'Perspectives on Indian Narratology'

Two Day - National Seminar March, 2014
On
“Perspectives on Indian Narratology”
Organised Jointly by
 Gurudev Tagore Chair of Comparative Literature,
&
Department of Sanskrit, Ramkrishna Bajaj Sanskrit Bhavan,
University of Mumbai 
At
Seminar Hall, 1st Floor, Ramkrishna Bajaj Sanskrit Bhavan, 
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari,  Mumbai 400 098.
Detailed Programme
Tuesday, 4th March, 2014
09:30 a.m.-10.00 a.m.     -     Breakfast & Registration
10.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.       –    Inaugural Function     
Chief Guest                   -           Shri Shekhar Bajaj
                                                    CMD, Bajaj Electricals Ltd.
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  10.45 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.      –     Key note speech - Dr. Kapil Kapoor
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        11.30 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.    –   Tea Break                                        
                       11.45 – 12.45 p.m.            Session I
                 Chairperson                            :    Dr. Kapil Kapoor 
11.45 to 12.15 p.m.  –   Dr . C. Rajendran     :   Metrical Variations as Narratological
                                                                                               Devices : A look into the Chapter
                                                 Division in Raghuvamsa

12.15 to 12.45 p.m.  –  Dr. Biswamohan Pradhan  :  Poetic Narrative structure :                
                                                      Indian Perspective
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12. 45p.m. – 01.45 p.m.    :   Lunch-break
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01.45 – 02.45  p.m.              Session II

                           Chairperson                            :    Dr. C. Rajendran

01.45. to 02.15 p.m.  – Dr . Gauri Mahulikar  :  The Hero and the Dragon: A popular                                                                  
                                                 Narrative 

02.15  to 02.45 p.m.  – Dr. Pradip Bhattacharya : Narrative Art in the Mahabharata 
                                                   Weaving in skilled unmindfulness’      
                  
                   02.45 p.m. – 03.00 p.m.  -  Tea Break               
                                     03.00 p.m.– 05.00 p.m.            Session III
                       Chairperson                            :    Dr. Pradip Bhattacharya
 03.00 to 3.30 p.m.  –   Dr . Rajesh Pandya      :   Medieval Gujarati Mahabharata
                                                                                                Tradition: Narrative Structure & form
 03.30 to 04.00 p.m.  –  Dr. Urvashi Pandya    :   The Art of Narration in Premanand’s
                                                   Nalakhyan
04.00 to 04.30 p.m. – Dr. Vidya Vencatesan  :      ----------------------------

04.30 to 05.00 p.m. – Dr. Karuna Shankar Upadhyaya :  Narratology in Hindi Criticism

Day Two – Wednesday, 5th March, 2014
09.30 – 10.00               :    Break Fast & Registration
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10.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.        :   Session IV

                Chairperson                            :    Dr.  Meena Talim




 10.00 to 10.30 a.m. -   Dr. Abhay Doshi   :  Vasudevhindi Jai and
                                              Narrative                                           
10.30 to 11.00 a.m.  – Dr. Kamini Gogri   : Life of Mahavira through Ages;
                                         Dialectial Process in Narration

11.00 to 11.30 a.m.  – Dr. Yojana Bhagat   : Narratology : A Mnemonic Technique
                                          in Pali Literature

11.30 to 12.00 p.m. – Dr. Shrikant Bahulkar : Contribution of Prof. Michael Hahn to                                                                                                                                 
                                              the studies in Sanskrit Narrative Lit.
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                             12.00 – 12.15 p.m. – Tea Break
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12.15 p.m. to 01.15 p.m.                 :         Session V
       Chairperson         :    Dr.  Shrikant Bahulkar                            
12.15 to 12.45 p.m. – Dr. Harishchandra Thorat : समकालीन कथनमीमांसा आणि
                                                 भारतीय कथनमीमांसा 
12.45 to 01.15 p.m. – Dr. Yashwant Phatak    :  आख्यान कविता – जन आणि अभिजन 
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                             01.15 – 02.00 p.m. – Lunch Break
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02.00 p.m. – 03.30 p.m.              :   Session VI

                           Chairperson                            :   Dr. Sindhu Dange
 02.00 to 02.30 p.m.  –  Smt. Suchitra Tajane     :  कादंबरी – कथनात्मक अध्ययन  
02.30 to 03.00 p.m.  –  Smt. Chinmayi Deodhar :  Incarnation : Text & context
03.00 to 03.30 p.m. – Kum. Shakuntala Gawde : Narratological Features of Pañcatantra
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03.30 – 03.45 p.m.      :-   Tea Break
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  03.45 to 4.30 p.m. –  Valedictory Function  -Dr. Rajpal Hande, BCUD
                      



Dr. Gauri Mahulikar                            Dr. Madhavi Narsalay
I/c. Head, Gurudev Tagore Chair        Head, Department of Sanskrit
of Comparative Literature                   University of Mumbai
University of Mumbai.




      

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Workshop on Lilavati


Workshop on Indian Aesthetics organized by SNDT University

Dear Madam/Sir, Greetings from Dept. of Sanskrit, S.N.D.T. Women’s University. We are happy to inform you that our department is organizing a 5-day ‘Workshop on Indian Aesthetics’ from Feb 10, 2014 to Feb 14, 2014 at SNDTW University, New Marine Lines, Mumbai-20. About the workshop – The workshop, while by-passing religious rites and rituals, investigates the philosophic basis of what is commonly called art in the Indian tradition. It makes the case that the experience of the beautiful through art is a self-standing and transcendent experience equivalent to brahmananda or the bliss of brahman. Aesthetics is a branch of Knowledge dealing with the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the presentation and appreciation of the objects of art and beauty. Indian aesthetics evolved with an emphasis on higher level of consciousness. Rasa-bhava-vichar is the soul of Indian Aesthetics. Rasika, one who enjoys the creativity i.e. Creative Writing, art and architecture and performing arts should be acquainted with the science of Aesthetics. Here is an opportunity to learn Indian aesthetics. Who can benefit from this workshop - The workshop is meant for students, teachers and critics of the works belonging to Sanskrit, Ancient Indian Culture, History, Philosophy and Literature. It aims at introducing the leading concepts of aesthetics, along with the philosophical basis of art in Indian tradition. The workshop will have 5 lectures on different topics. The 5th lecture will be of field visit at Chhatrapti Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum) About the Speakers –  Prof. Harsha V. Dehejia, Adjunct Professor of Religion and philosophy, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada - The key speaker of the entire lecture, he has written 18 books on Indian Aesthetic, art & culture. He has also Produced and Directed a film, Ateliers of Love: A Journey of Krishna Poets, Painters and Patrons.
DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT
S.N.D.T. WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY, MUMBAI - 20
 Prof. Ramesh Ganguli, Professor of Music and Mathematics at the University of Washington in Seattle - He will deliver the lecture on Music & Dance.
Lectures & venue details:
Topic
Speaker
Venue
Lecture 1
Feb 10, 2014
1.00pm– 4.30pm
Concepts of Art, Beauty, Sunder, Saundarya and Saundarya Mimamsa.
Prof. Harsha V. Dehejia
Room no. 608, Pathkar Hall Bldg,
S.N.D.T Women’s University, Churchgate campus
Lecture 2
Feb 11, 2014
1.30pm– 4.30pm
Myth and Mythopoesis
Lecture 3
Feb 12, 2014
1.30pm– 4.30pm
Shringara Rasa as found in Krishna
Shringara, as the highest aesthetic experience
Lecture 4
Feb 13, 2014
1.30pm– 4.30pm
Aesthetics of space, music and dance.
Prof. Ramesh Ganguli
Lecture 5
Feb 14, 2014 1.30pm– 4.30pm Explore how myth becomes alive through painting and sculpture.
Prof. Harsha V. Dehejia
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Vastu Sangrahalaya
(Prince of Wales Museum)
The fifth lecture on February 14 will be held at the CSMVS Museum. In addition to the topics mentioned in the above schedule, the speakers will also discuss at length, several other related subjects. The participants will be provided snacks in the course of the day. How to register for the workshop: Kindly refer to the registration form attached in the mail. The participants will be required to provide the filled form with a nominal registration fee of Rs.250 (Rupees two hundred & fifty only) per head. The payment will be accepted only in cash, at Dept. of Sanskrit, S.N.D.T
Women’s University, Churchgate Campus between 11.00 a.m. & 4.30 p.m. Last date for registration is January 07, 2014. Upon conformation of registration, the participants will receive via email, elaborate essays on the topics to be discussed during the workshop. We propose to enrol not more than forty participants for the workshop. You are requested to kindly bring this to the notice of concerned teachers and students and advise them to register at the earliest. For further information, please contact:  Dr. Shashi Kashyap, Prof. and Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, Phone: 9833445430  Dr. Jitendra Tiwari, Asst.Prof., Dept. of Sanskrit, Phone: 9324642152
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