Ancient Indian History as seen in the Oldest Indian Texts, Rigveda & Sangam

May 5 10:00am–5:00pm
Common Room, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute, organized by Prof. Liu Zhen (Fudan University; HYI Visiting Scholar)

Workshop Agenda
 
10:10—Lecture by Prof. P. Marudanayagam (Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai): Poetry of Indirection: Tolkaappiyam and Sangam Classics 
 
11:30—Lecture by Prof. Werner Knobl (Kyoto University): Poetic Techniques of the Rigveda 
 
12:30—Lunch Break
 
14:00—Lecture by Prof. Eijiro Doyama (Osaka University): Translating Rigvedic India
 
15:00—Lecture by Dr. Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan, (South Asia Research and Information Institute, Dallas): From Priestess to Performer: Understanding the History of Tamil Temple Women
 
16:00—Coffee Break & General Discussion
 
17:00—Workshop conclusion