Organization: Indian Council of Historical Research
Event Duration: 06 May. 2019 - 13 May. 2019
Apply By: 18 Apr 2019
Title: Applications for Seven-Day Workshop on Pali Literature as a Source of Indian History & Culture
Deadline: 18th April 2019
Pali literature is a repository of ancient Indian life, wisdom and culture. Being the collection of the Buddha’s words it throws ample light not only on the philosophical ideas and doctrines of the Buddha, but also on the geographical and political units existing and functioning at the Buddha’s time, systems of governance like republic, monarchical, limited democracy, bigger empires (mahājanapadas) and smaller kingdoms (janapadas), social customs, religious practices, food habits, dress and ornaments, agriculture, small scale industries like making of utensils, cloth, shoes, ornaments, weapons etc., diplomatic relations among different units and so on.
Further, Pali-Piṭaka and Post- Piṭaka literature highlight the changing pattern too occurring in the Indian life and related systems. They help us in determining the course of Indian history, origin and development of art, architecture, idol makin, development of cities, trade and commerce etc. within the country and even beyond.
The programme will include:
- Professional training in fundamentals of Pali language and Literature for upto 30 research scholars (doing M. Phil & Ph.D.) as well as teachers (Assistant Professors) engaged in teaching Ancient History, Buddhist Studies, Pali and related disciplines;
- Special lectures by eminent scholars on the importance and relevance of Pali language and literature as a source of Indian history and culture;
- Brainstorming sessions on steps required to improve the status of Pali language in the country and offer more opportunities to young scholars;
- The practical session including a field visit to local sites/museums etc.
How to Apply:
Application form along with brief academic CV, a Statement of Purpose (maximum 200 words) explaining why to wish to attend the workshop, two- passport size photographs, and educational qualification certificate (Date of Birth, M. Phil/Ph.D. enrolment/award certificate) should reach to the Office of Member Secretary, Indian Council of Historical Research, 35 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001 within 30 days from the date of publication of this notice.
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