Programme

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Day 1: Thursday, July 22nd

9:00-9:30

Welcoming Session

Section 1: Myths, Rituals, and Religious Ideologies. Chair: Marion Rastelli

9:30-10:00

Amandine Wattelier-Bricout: Which Soteriological Path Do the Myths Told in the Skandapurāṇa Suggest? A Case Study: Sukeśa and His Ancestors (SP35-SP51)

10:00-10:30

Dominique Marcel Baur: Of Toothsticks, Dreams and Lizards: Omens in Jyotiḥśāstra, Pāñcarātra-Saṃhitās and Purāṇas

— Break —

11:00-11:30

Barbora Sojkova: When Cows Sacrifice

11:30-12:00

Anna Scarabel: Svāmī Karapātrī and Dayānanda Sarasvatī: Two Competing Discourses on Icon Worship

12:00-12:30

Chiara Policardi: The Elephant-Faced Goddess in Mediaeval Śaiva Tantric Traditions: Female Gaṇeśa or Independent Deity?

— Lunch Break —

Section 2: Tantrism and Yoga: A Textual Perspective. Chair: Georgi Krastev

14:00-14:30

Marine Schoettel: “Thus Are the Words of Saṅ Hyaṅ Mataṅga”: Quotations of the Mataṅga-Pārameśvara in an Old Javanese Treatise

14:30-15:00

Nicholas Lua: Dr. Tumburu, I Presume? Tantric Tumburu’s Āyurvedic Precursor

15:00-15:30

Hagar Shalev: The Notion of Health in Pre-Modern Hindu Yoga Systems

— Break —

16:00-17:00

Jürgen Hanneder: Keynote Lecture: “Akademischer Nachwuchs” – Reflections of a Veteran on a Strange Concept

Day 2: Friday, July 23rd

Section 3: Jain Studies: Ethics and Narrative Perspectives. Chair: Himal Trikha

9:00-9:30

Jinesh R. Sheth: On the Importance of Anekāntavāda and Ubiquity of Ahiṃsā in Jaina Ethics: Reflections on Amṛtacandrasūri’s Puruṣārthasiddhyupāya

9:30-10:00

Seema K. Chauhan: How to Read a “Jaina Retelling” of a Hindu Tale: The Tale of Kṛṣṇa’s Sister in Jinasena’s Harivaṃśapurāṇa

— Break —

Section 4: Buddhist Studies: Philosophy, Literature and Art History. Chair: Markus Viehbeck

10:30-11:00

Seongho Choi: Yogācāra and Madhyamaka in Pañcaskandha Texts

11:00-11:30

Xiaoqiang Meng: Multifaced Nāgakumāra: Further Notes on Kṣemendra’s Sources of Bodhisattvāvadānakalpalatā

11:30-12:00

Charlotte Gorant: Nāgas in Early Buddhism: A Heavenly Abode and an Unfortunate Birth in Art

— Lunch Break —

Section 5: Literature, Manuscript and Arts. Chair: Daisy Sze Yui Cheung

13:30-14:00

Shihong Zhao: Notes on the Manuscripts of the Alaṃkāraratnākara

14:00-14:30

Devdutta Kakati: The Harṣacarita and Two Contemporary Eulogies in Epigraphic Texts: Reflections on the Polity of Kāmarūpa during Bhāskaravarman (c. 7th century CE)

— Break —

15:00-15:30

Mercy Dutta: In Pursuit of Love: Understanding the Dynamics of ‘Loving’ Relationships in Bāṇabhaṭṭa’s Kādambarῑ

15:30-16:00

Hermina Cielas: One Hundred Steps to the Court: śatalekhinī s and the Art of avadhāna in the Nāyakas’ and Marāṭhās’ Tañjāvur

Day 3: Saturday, July 24th

Section 6: Grammar Studies. Chair: Marco Ferrante

9:00-9:30

Rishi Rajpopat: The Evolution of Rule-Conflict Resolution Tools in the Pāṇinian Grammatical Tradition

9:30-10:00

Sibylle Koch: The Philosophical Problem Around the Grammatical Gender of Terms such as puruṣaḥ, citiḥ and caitanyam, as well as the Gender of Terms Denoting Non-Existent Things

Section 7: Probing the universe of Indian Philosophy. Chair: Michael Williams

10:00-10:30

Ge Ge: maṅgala in the Eyes of Śaṅkara Miśra Based on the Opening of the Upaskāra

— Break —

11:00-11:30

Rafał Kłeczek: Nyāyabhūṣaṇa on Distinctiveness of Its Own Tradition

11:30-12:00

Aditya Chaturvedi: Kṛṣṇa as the Purport of the pramāṇacatuṣṭaya: Vallabhācārya on ekavākyatā and the Order of Authoritative Texts

12:00-12:30

Rosina Pastore: Discussing Nyāya in Brajbhāṣā? On Six Categories of Reasoning in Brajvāsīdās’s Prabodhacandrodaya Nāṭaka

— Lunch Break —

Afternoon Section

14:00

Concluding Session