Archive for November, 2009

March 6 – 9, 2010

(Under Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi) 

VENUE: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Prologue to the Congress

First Asian Philosophy Congress is scheduled to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, during March 6-9, 2010. it invites you to participate and join, reflecting on the rich intellectual traditions of the East.


Proposal Submission Deadline   30th Dec 2009
Registration Last Date ( By Post)   15th Jan 2010

Abstract/Paper Submission Deadline
  30th Jan 2010
On-line Registration Closing   30th Jan 2010
On-line Registration Closing ( with late fees)   15th February 2010
Accomodation Registeration Closing   30th January 2010
Accomodation Registeration Closing ( with late fees)   15th February 2010

Submission of Abstract

Participants are requested to send an abstract not exceeding 250 words mentioning the
section of their choice to Secretary General of the Asian Philosophy Congress by 30th January 2010

Email: info@asianphilosophy.org

Format for Abstract
Section in which the paper is to be presented

Title of the paper (14 PT BOLD, CENTERED)

Presenting Author, Other Authors, Senior Author*

(12 Point, Normal)

Department Name, Institute Name and Address

(10 Point, Normal) ,E-mail :(9-Point, Normal)

The one-page abstract should be typed in 12 point, Times New Roman, normal font, single line spacing MS word 2003 format.

Use A4 size paper with margins-top:1inch; bottom:1inch; left:1.25 inches; and right:1.25 inches.

Strictly following this format is essential to ensure uniformity in the printing of the abstract. The official language of the Conference is ENGLISH and all abstracts must be in English.


Registration Fee Schedule is given below:

Proposal Submission Deadline Prior to 30th January After the 30th January 2010 till 15th Feb. 2010
Delegate (Foreign ) 150/- (US $) 200/- (US $)
Accompanying Person 150/- (US $) 200/- (US $)
Delegate Rs.1000/- Rs.1500/-
Student Delegate Rs.750/- Rs.1000/-
Accompanying Person Rs.1000/- Rs.1500/-

Quick Contact

Dr. Mercy Helen
Director (P& R)
Indian Council of Philosophical Research
36 Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110 062
Mob: +91 -9968098501
Tel.: +91-11-29964756 (Direct), 29964753, 29964754 (Ext. 105)
Fax: +91-11-29964750

Dr. Sushim Dubey
Programme Officer
Indian Council of Philosophical Research
36 Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110 062
Mob: +91 – 09899743426, 09760193440
Tel.: +91-11 29964753, 29964754 (Ext. 120)
Fax: +91-11-29964750




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1- 15 December 2009

Concept Note

Rev. Joseph Doke’s biography An Indian Patriot in South Africa inaugurated a large and immensely rich tradition of scholastic studies of life, thought and practices of Gandhiji. This tradition has been enriched by a vast amount of memoir writings on Gandhiji, his ashrams and the movements. Gandhiji’s own published corpus runs into 100 volumes of the CWMG.

Over the last three decades the scholastic, intellectual, political and social interests in Gandhiji’s life and thought has acquired a new urgency and depth. Gandhiji’s writings like An Autobiography Or The Story of My Experiments with Truth and Hind Swaraj have been subject of minute textual, philosophical and literary studies. The theory and practice of Satyagraha, constructive work and the institutions that Gandhiji established have come to be studied by historians, political theorists and commentators and chroniclers of social movements. Lives of Gandhiji’s associates and interlocutors like Mahadev Desai, J C Kumarrapa, Mirabehn, C F Andrews and Lanza Del Vasto have added to our understanding of Gandhiji. As a result of these studies our understanding of Gandhiana has emerged deeper, richer and nuanced.

The workshop seeks to acquaint the participant to this variegated intellectual tradition of thinking of and about Gandhiji. The workshop would seek to provide a non-fragmentary understanding of Gandhiji’s life and thought. Quite often we have come to look at political Gandhi as quite distinct from the Gandhi of the constructive work or see Gandhiji’s spiritual quest as distinct from his quest for Swaraj. The workshop would try to unravel the underlying relationships between seemingly disparate practices, utterances and writings.

The major thematic of the workshop are:

1.   The Biographical Gandhi
2. The Gandhi of Historians
3. The ‘Bapu’ of associates and ashrams
4. The practice and theory of Satyagraha
5. Constructive work and the creation of a community
6. Gandhi in Dialogue
7. Gandhi and the quest for Swaraj and Moksha
8. The seven principles texts of Gandhi
9. Gandhi and the literary imagination
10. Gandhi of the contemporary Social


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A Study Week
Indian Logic and Epistemology

2-11 November 2009
Conveners: Prof. V. N. Jha and Prof. Ujjwala Jha.

The structural depth in Indian philosophical systems was acquired in ancient India through dialogue among various philosophical systems.

For a meaningful dialogue, however, what is most important is the language of communication. Therefore, by 1000 A.D. it was felt necessary to develop a language of precise communication. It started taking shape and by the 13th A.D. a language called Navya Nyaya language was fully developed and thereafter almost all intellectual and philosophical discourses adopted that very language of Navya Nyaya for precise communication and it continues to be used in traditional philosophical discourses even today.

But unfortunately, there is hardly any Institution in India engaged in the study of Indian intellectual and philosophical traditions offering any Course in the language of Navya Nyaya in which the entire discourse of 1000 years is preserved. As a result these texts are not accessible to a genuine scholar having genuine interest.

In order to acquaint the scholars in this discourse Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla announces a Study Week on “Indian Logic and Epistemology”, at IIAS, Shimla during 2-11 November 2009. Study Week is aimed at giving exposure to that Navya Nyaya language and methodology so that scholars can know how to equip and transform themselves to have access to the original texts written in Navya Nyaya language in Sanskrit. This Study Week will have (A) 10 lectures for introducing the fundamental concepts and theories and (B) the reading of an original text in Sanskrit. The medium of instruction will be English. The knowledge of Sanskrit language, though advantageous, is not a pre-requisite for joining the Programme.

Applications are invited from College and University teachers of Philosophy, Sanskrit and Computer Science.
A batch of 25 participants will be selected from amongst the applicants. Those interested may send their bio-data (that should include their academic qualification, experience, research interest and area of specialization)

All expenses will be borne by the IIAS. Applications for the above programme should reach IIAS on before 20th September 2009. Those selected will be informed by 30th September 2009.

Applications may be sent by email at autumnschool@gmail.com and copy to vnjha46@yahoo.co.in

or by post at:

Study Week on Indian Logic and Epistemology
Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Rashtrapati Nivas
Shimla 171 005

More details:


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