Sangamani: A Conference for India Studies
December 7, 2002
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall
Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sponsored by The Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies & The Infinity Foundation.

Presentation Schedule

9:00-9:10 a.m.: Welcoming remarks. Professor Leonard van der Kuijp, Chair, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies.
9:10-9:30 a.m.: "Why Indian studies is important." Mr. Rajiv Malhotra, President, Infinity Foundation.
9:30-10:30 a.m.: "Indian thinking on language." Professor George Cardona, Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania.
10:30-11:00 a.m.: Tea/coffee break
11:00-11:15 a.m.: "How sangamana can take place." Professor Ashok Aklujkar, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, currently Infinity Foundation Visiting Professor in the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies.
11:15-11:30 a.m.: A short Sanskrit play, "kasya aparaadha.h? Who is the culprit?"
11:30-12:00 p.m.: "From the Mauryas to the Guptas: Reactions to Buddhism, Social Change, and Foreign Influences." Professor Michael Witzel, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies.
12:00-12-20 p.m.: "Indecent proposals: a cross-cultural study." Dr. Vidyut Aklujkar, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, currently Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies.
12:20-1:30 p.m.: Buffet Lunch, Ticknor Lounge.
1:30-2:30 p.m.: "India Studies for the 21st Century: Toward a Model of University-Community Partnership." Professor S.N. Sridhar, Department of Linguistics and Center for India Studies, State University of New York, Stony Brook.
2:30-3:00 p.m.: "Professor Daniel H.H. Ingalls Memorial Fellowship." Professor Ashok Aklujkar.
3:00-3:30 p.m.: Tea/coffee break
3:30-4:00 p.m.: "The Religious Career of a Late Indian Buddhist Master." Dr. Kurtis Shaeffer, Department of Religious Studies, University of Alabama.
4:00-4:30 p.m.: "Why it was and still is important to think about Isvara (God)." Dr. Parimal Patil. Committee on the Study of Religon; Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies.
4:30-5:00 p.m.: Closing remarks. Professor Leonard van der Kuijp.