I feel pleasure to inform you that the INDIAN SOCIETY FOR BUDDHIST STUDIES is going to hold its 14th Annual Conference at Allahabad during October 10-12, 2014 in collaboration with the Iswar Saran Degree College, Allahabad. Prof. S. N. Dube, Former Tagore Professor of History & Indian Culture, Rajasthan University, Jaipur has kindly consented to be the General President of this Conference.
The following broad areas/fields are being proposed for deliberations during the Academic Sessions of the Conference:
1. Pali Language and Literature
2. Buddhist Sanskrit Language and Literature
3. Buddhism in Apabhramsha Literature
4. Central & East Asian Language and Literature (including Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Sogdian, Kuchean etc.)
5. History of Buddhism in India & Abroad (including Art, Architecture, Archaeology etc.)
6. Buddhist Philosophy
7. Contemporary and Applied/Engaged Buddhism
8. Buddhism in the Comparative Light
9. Indian Himalayan Buddhism 10. Buddhist Tourism
Please feel free to write on a topic of your choice concerning the area cited above.
Use of references from Pali/Sanskrit/Tibetan/Chinese sources will be more appreciated.
Buddhism in Uttar Pradesh in general and the area around Allahabad in particular.
However, other areas of Buddhist Studies hitherto uncovered can also be explored for deliberations. I earnestly hope that you and other colleagues, who become members of the ISBS, would be able to attend the session and contribute
PAPER FOR THE SESSION
Members are requested to prepare research papers in English/Hindi/Pali/ Sanskrit with Roman/Devanagari script in the light of the said thrust areas and submit the same as per the following deadlines:
Summary of the proposed research paper: latest by May 31, 2014 (Pl. do not send any money as membership fee with your Abstract).
Full paper: latest by July 15, 2014.
If it is deemed that the Abstract is going to contribute meaningfully and is acceptable, the contributor will be intimated and confirmed by email/telephonically. Pl. be in touch with the undersigned.
Only in case of acceptance of the Abstract, Membership and other fees can be remitted by June 30, 2014. Only such members shall be extended Formal Invitation Latter to attend the Conference.
While writing the paper, the following points must be taken into consideration:
i. The paper must be research oriented and an original contribution to the knowledge of Buddhist Studies bearing notes references etc. at the end only.
ii. Kindly ensure that your paper is computer typed in double space and does not exceed 8 to 10 pages. Hand written paper will not be accepted.
iii. If possible, kindly send your paper with its electronic format. It will indeed help us in making correction, improvement and editing.
iv. Papers received after the last date may not be included in the printed list of the session.
v. An Abstract of not more than 500 words should invariably be provided to the Secretary by May 31, 2014. The Abstracts of papers are going to be published and will be made available to the Delegates at the time of the Conference. So Abstracts of those delegates who fail to send the same by the given date will not be included in the volume.
HONOUR TO THE SENIOR SCHOLARS
The ISBS has been honouring senior scholars with the
Mañjuśrī Sammāna for their outstanding contributions towards the promotion of Buddhist Studies and this year, the Honouree will be: Prof. A. K. Chatterjee (Retd.), Dept. of Philosophy, BHU, Varanasi. In addition, the honouree is also honoured with the Kamladevi Jain Smriti Samman which carries an amount of Rs. 5100/-.
Four awards have been constituted (2
nd, 3rd and 4th sponsored) on presentation of the best research papers as per the following specifications:
Ācārya Buddhaghosa Award on a paper purely on the linguistic, grammatical or literary aspect of Pali.
Ācārya Nāgārjuna Award on a paper on Buddhist Sanskrit or Mahāyāna Buddhism.
Mahākavi Svayambhū Award on a paper on Buddhism in Apabhramśa Literature.
Mahapandita Rahul Sankrityayan Award on a paper on Buddhist Philosophy.
These awards have been constituted/ sponsored to promote young scholars and carry Rs. 1100/- each in cash with a Certificate of Appreciation and the upper age limit of the contestants will be 40 years on June 30, 2014 for the same. Interested scholars must send their papers, so that the same reaches the office of the Secretary on or before June 30, 2014 for consideration of the expert Committee. One person will be nominated in one category only. A scholar who has been recipient of an award in a year will not be eligible to contest for the coming 3 years in any of the category from the session; he/she has been recipient of any award. The documentary proof of age will be mandatory for such scholars. In case of any doubt, query or suggestion, please feel free to contact the undersigned by post or on phone No. 0191-2437244 ®, 0191-2435248/Extn. 2410 (off), 094191-45988 (cell) or through email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
th Annual Conference,
With kind regards,
Prof. S.P. Sharma,
53, Gyan Sarovar, Saraswati Vihar,
i. Prof. S. P. Vyas
9, Atharva Vihar,
Indore Road, Ujjain (MP)-456010.
Prof. Bhag Chandra Jain,
Tukaram Chaal, Near Kasturba Library,
Sadar, Nagpur -440001.
Ph. 0712-2541726, M:+919421363926.
Prof. Baidyanath Labh
Dept. of Buddhist Studies,
University of Jammu, Jammu-180006.
Ph: 0191-2437244 ®, 2435248/2435259
M: +91-94191-45988, +91-94193-01533.
i. Dr. Lalit Gupta
Institute of Music & Fine Arts,
Poonch House, Talab Tillo, Jammu-180002
Ph. (0191)2435776 (Res), M: +91-9419139950.
ii. Dr. Saswati Mutsuddy
Dept. of Pali,
University of Calcutta,
87/1, College Street, Kolkata-700080.
Prof. Anita Billawaria
Centre for History & Culture
of Jammu & Ladakh Regions
University of Jammu, Jammu-180006.
Ph. (0191)2505870®, 09419194123(m).