Archive for January, 2019

Ashoka University’s annual Philosophy conference is inviting submissions from Undergraduate students!

Find the guidelines here:

http://philcon.ashoka.edu.in/call-for-papers/ #PhilCon2019

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Journal of Legal Studies and Research [JLSR] is delighted to announce a call for papers for its Volume 5 Issue 1, which will focus on contemporary issues of law in the field of Contemporary Law (National & International).

Submission Are Invited In Form Of

  1. Articles
  2. Research Work/ Academic Projects
  3. Case Comments/ Case Analysis
  4. Case Review
  5. Book Review
  6. Translations
  7. Essay
  8. Short Notes
  9. Critiques


  • Authors should not mention their name or any kind of identification mark in the manuscript. Any manuscript found to have any details of authors shall be rejected upfrontly. 
  • Article shall be of 2500-10000 words, book reviews: 1000-1500 words, short comment: 1000-1500 words.
  • All submissions have to be made in MS Word format with Font size 12 and 1.5 line space.
  • Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of 3 Authors. 3 separate certificates will be provided to each author. 
  • The piece should not be overly technical, but practical and engaging.
  • Papers must be written solely by the candidate, in English, and may not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • All the claims of the authors, in the body of the manuscript, are expected to be backed by reasons along with proper citations [any uniform citation will do] and shall not be merely an assertion.
  • Submission should also mandatorily include the author’s view, in the conclusion, taking into considerations the aspects/contentions discussed throughout the manuscript.
  • Plagiarism is strictly prohibited and shall lead to immediate rejection.

Paper Submission Procedure

  • The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM Indian Standard Time on January 31, 2019
  • Authors should send their papers using the “Submit Article” link on the website i.e. www.jlsr.thelawbrigade.com   
  • For any queries, contact us using the link on the website. 

The Review Process & Other Information:-

  • Please check the complete Peer Review Policy and Article Withdrawal Policy before submission. 
  • It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that all references and citations are correct, and the submissions do not contain any material that infringes copyright or is defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful or litigious.
  • The copyright of the manuscript will vest with The Law Brigade Group. Due accreditation will be given to the authors.
  • For the purpose of anonymity, the author/s shall not disclose their identities anywhere in the body of the manuscript.
  • The submissions will undergo a double blind peer-review process.
  • The Editorial Board reserves the right for modification of the manuscript to maintain the standard and quality of the submission. The board will notify its decision and other relevant information through email.

Publication Fees [To Be Paid After The Paper Is Accepted For Publication]

The author/s are expected to deposit publication fee, once the research paper is accepted for publication. The mode of payment will be intimated to the author/s via email.

Single Author Rs. 1200 [30 USD for International author]
Co-Authorship for 2 Authors Rs. 1600 [60 USD for International author]
Co-Authorship for 3 Authors Rs. 2100 [90 USD for International author]


Submission Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

Intimation of Acceptance: Feb. 05, 2019

Date of Publication of Volume 5 Issue 1: Feb 15, 2019



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National Seminar on
“Vad Vidhi Perspectives of Nyaya Buddhism, Jain Vedant and other systems”
Venue : ICPR Academic Centre, Lucknow
However, many animals communicate but a sophisticated logical communication is something so special to humans. This skill enabled the humans grow and preserve their knowledge and pass it to the coming generations. The advent of linguistic communication was really a very important step in the history of human civilisation. The power of linguistic communication enabled the humans explore their rationality in a well-organised manner. People think differently and the difference of opinion was inevitable. In this process the humans invented various ways to put their points clearly in order to convince the fellow beings. Now the debate had to come into existence. The debater had a twofold purpose, to reach at a conclusion themselves and also to defeat the opponents. When we think an internal debate, an internal dialogue, goes on. We decide between thesis and antithesis. Many a time we engage ourselves in a dialogue with another person in order to reach at a conclusion and sometimes only to defeat others because we are so confident about our own position, our own point that the opposite thesis appears to us purely impossible.
This is amazing to note that India has the longest living history of debate. The signs of debate can be discovered even in the Upaniṣads. Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad is a famous example of debate in which we find Yājṇavalkya and Gārgī debating on various philosophical issues in the court of King Janaka. The style may differ but Kathāvatthu is another example of Vāda belonging to the Śramaṇika tradition. The assertion would not go wrong if we assert that in India the development of logic was very much dependant upon the tradition of Vāda. These debates were carried on frequently on several issues related to philosophy, religion, ethics, morality and science, specially medicine. These debates present a sophisticated way of a rational inquiry. They have been also used as a powerful tool to reach at a conclusion. Even, in the way in India these were in practice, these debates in a sense appear to be a form of a collaborative research. In the Caraka-Saṁhitā, a text of medical science, we find a discussion on this topic. It explores the different ways in which the doctors should engage in a debate in order to discover the root cause of a disease and also its remedy.
A curious observation of Indian History would indicate that it was indeed a popular way to settle down issues of common interest specially related to medicine, philosophy, morality and religion. The philosophies of India flourished fighting one another, defending their own views and rejecting that of other. As the Indian philosophies are knwon as various schools, we cannot identify any of them with a single person. The schools of various philosophical systems are actually various thought currents having their own logic, their own epistemology and their own justification. Therefore, we witness a long series of intellectual encounters between various philosophical systems. The most famous series of these intellectual encounters is between the Nyāya and the Buddhist schools. We have evidences that this series of encounters must have started during second century AD when Nāgārjuna wrote Vigahavyāvartanī, Madhyamakaśāstra and Vaidalyasūtra, if not before that. However, I have strong reasons to believe that this might have started much earlier. It had been carried on by the great logicians like Akṣapāda Gautama, Vātsyāyana, Udyotakara,
Vācaspati Miśra, Udayanācārya and Vardhamāna from the side of Nyāya and no less greater logicians like Nāgārjuna, Dińnāga, Dharmakīrti, Jñānaśrīmitra, Ratnakīrti etc. from the side of Buddhism. This amazing encounter had lasted more than one thousand years. With the advent of
Mādhva school of Vedānta, we witness another such series of encounters between two living philosophical systems, Śańkara’s school of Advaita and Madhva’s school of Dvaita. The encounters are still going on. These are only a few great examples of these philosophical debates. In fact, there are some more such debates. For example, we cannot forget the encounters between Śańkara’s school of Advaita and Rāmānujācārya’s school of Viśiṣṭādvaita. This is no way less important.
The best way to settle down an issue, I think, is an open debate and an open debate means a debate with open minds. When one comes having very well decided, in advance, in the favour of a particular theory or concept, the truth is never discovered. Therefore, the best way to participate in a fruitful dialogue is to come with an open mind, always ready for corrections. Therefore, the formulation of a proper way of debate was required. These living traditions of debate gave rise to various branches of Indian Logic. Many traditions of Logic emerged. The rules were formulated and several Vāda manuals like the Caraka-Saṁhitā, the Nyāya-Sūtras and the Vādavidhi came into existence in order to enable the student differentiate the good arguments from bad arguments.
The Caraka-Saṁhitā presents two types of debates Sandhāya Sambhāṣā and Vigṛhya Sambhāṣā. The first type of debate is an amicable debate. It is a kind of discussion which used to be held between fellow scholars with open minds. The second type is Vigṛhya Sambhāṣā, a hostile debate. The purpose of these different debates is clearly different. On the one hand the purpose of Sandhāya Sambhāṣā is to reach at a conclusion, on the other the purpose of Vigṛhya Sambhāṣā is to win the debate. Reaching at a conclusion was not a goal in this type of debate. But whatever be the type of debate before one enters into a debate, one must carefully examine the good and bad points of the opponent as well as one’s own.
In the Nyāya schools, there are many texts written on the issue. The Nyāya-Sūtras itself is a manual of debate. It presents a proper method of inquiry and a well-defined way of argumentation or debate. The Naiyāyikas have classified kathā (discussion) into three vāda, jalpa and Vitaṇḍā. In Nyāya Vāda is almost a Guru-śiṣya-Saṁvāda, a dialogue between a disciple and a teacher. In this type of debate there is no question of victory or defeat. ‘jalpa’ is very much similar to Vāda but here both the parties try to justify their own position and to win the debate. The purpose of jalpa is victory and the defeat of opponent. Therefore, the proponent might play with different types of tricks. ‘Vitandā’ is very much similar to jalpa, in its purpose but here there is a subtle difference. A Vaitanḍika doesn’t put forward her/his own position. He/she simply tries to reject the position proposed.
From the Buddhist side one of the oldest texts available on the issue is Vasubandhu’s Vāda-Vidhi or “The Method for Argumentation”. The title indicates that Vasubandhu’s main concern with logic was to chalk out the rules of argumentation and debate. Asanga’s “Rules of Debate”, and the Buddhistic Tarka-śāstra are also discussed here. The Vāda-Vidhi differs from these works in this vital sense that its discussions of inference contain complete criteria for determining the logical validity of an argument. The details on this issue can be seen in the Vādanyāya written by Dharmakīrti.
The Buddhist idea of debate differs significantly from that of Nyāya. What Nyāya calls Vitaṇḍā that completely disappears in Buddhist framework. The Nyāya concept of Vāda is not the same what Buddhists call Vāda. What Naiyāyikas call vāda that is prapañcakathā according to Dharmakirti. Prapancakathā is a diffuse discussion which is not governed by any rules concerning defeat or victory. What Naiyāyikas call jalpa that is very much similar to vāda in the opinion of Dharmakirti. Therefore, we could see that here there are only two ways to argue.
The goal of these texts was to introduce the students the key concepts of argumentation in order to enable them conduct the debates successfully, avoid the mistakes, steer clear of being trapped in the opponent’s wrong arguments. It was also aimed at finding the mistakes made by opponents. Doing so the goal was to eventually defeat the opponent, win the debate and prove their own position. All this would not have been possible without knowing the rules and learning their usage carefully. As a result, different theories of debates were formulated. We may call them different methods of debate. These methods are very much similar on certain issues but are radically different. In one type of debate what was a permissible practice in the other one that was completely improper.
The goal of this seminar is to evaluate the methods of argumentations as they are formulated in different philosophical systems also to understand their merits and demerits in a comparative manner. This is also the aim of this seminar to understand its contemporary relevance. The tentative themes are as follows—
1. The Early forms of debate
2. The history of debate in India
3. The Logical traditions and Debate
4. Good Vs Bad debate
5. Debate and Pramāṇa
6. Debate and Logic
7. Tricks in debate
8. The Buddhist idea of Debate and its development
9. The Nyāya idea of debate (Kathā) and its development
10. Jaina contribution to debate
11. The Vedāntic ideas of debate
12. The points of defeat (Nigrahasthāna)
13. Śāstrārtha and its rules
14. Classical Debates in Contemporary world

Important Dates:
Submission of Full Paper with abstract: 31st January, 2019
Interested scholars from College/University/Institutions etc. may please send their Papers (Hindi or English in a single file word or PDF only) along with brief CV via email to coordinator Professor Sachchidanand Mishra, Dept of Philosophy and Religion, BHU to email – sachchitmishra@gmail.com with a copy to Director (Academic) Luckow, Dr. Pooja Vyas at icprlkw@gmail.com and seminar.icpr@gmail.com

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Icpr Young Scholar Award

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Faculty Vacancies at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Campus: Amritapuri, Kollam
Subject: Philosophy (Specialization in Indian Philosophy)
Qualification: MA Philosophy + PhD in Indian Philosophy (Preferably UGC NET)
Pay Scale: As per UGC scale
Faculty Position: Assistant Professor
Apply at: hr@am.amrita.edu before 31 January 2019

Campus: Amritapuri, Kollam
Subject: Sanskrit
Qualification: PG, in any branch of Indian knowledge system + PhD (Preferably UGC NET)
Pay Scale: As per UGC scale
Faculty Position: Assistant Professor
Apply at: hr@am.amrita.edu before 31 January 2019

Campus: Chennai
Subject: Cultural Education
Qualification: PG, in any branch of Indian knowledge system + PhD (Preferably UGC NET)
Pay Scale: As per UGC scale
Faculty Position: Assistant Professor
Apply at: hrase.chn@amrita.edu, and cc to ibmanikantan@gmail.com and ib_manikantan@ch.amrita.edu before 31 January 2019

Campus: Chennai
Subject: Yoga
Qualification: MA/ MSc Yoga + PhD Yoga (Preferably UGC NET)
Pay Scale: As per UGC scale
Faculty Position: Yoga Instructor/ Assistant Professor
Apply at: hrase.chn@amrita.edu, and cc to ibmanikantan@gmail.com and ib_manikantan@ch.amrita.edu before 31 January 2019

How to apply:
Eligible and interested candidates are required to send application along with CV, all necessary copies of certificates and passport size photograph to prescribed email address.

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CALL FOR CHAPTER: EDITED BOOK; Submit by 25thFebruary, 2019


About Law Mantra Trust


“Law Mantra” (headquarters New Delhi) (Registration No 150 in Book No.4 Vol No 3, 603 0f 2018) is not for profit organisation running for the purpose of enhancing legal academics and legal awareness in the society and in the practice of the same. “Law Mantra” is a body of Jurists, Advocates, Academicians and Students running for the purpose of enhancing legal academics and legal awareness in the society and in the practice of the same. We at Law Mantra enable people to take responsibility for the situation of the deprived Indian women and children and so motivate them to seek resolution through individual and collective action thereby enabling women and children to realize their full potential




uUID’s role in financial inclusion: Advantages and Drawbacks.

uNew dimensions in discourse of Right to Privacy after K.S. Puttaswamy’s verdict.

uAnalysis of State Interest Theory in Aadhar Verdict.

uCritical analysis and relevance of proportionality test propounded in K.S. Puttaswamy’s judgment.

uRamification on relevance of Upper house/ Rajya Sabha after Aadhar verdict.

uAadhar and call for Data Protection laws. 

uComparative study of Aadhar and its international counterpart  viz. NID project of England. 


Note: These Themes are not exhaustive; Authors are open to work on any topic related to above-mentioned theme. 


This is call to all academicians, lawyers and research scholars to make their contributions in the form of research chapter, comments and notes on the given sub-themes. 



uChapter: Chapter should be in Times New Roman 12 point font and double spaced. Main Title should be in full capitals, bold and centered 16 point font. Sub-titles should be in sentence case, bold and 12 point font. Author’s names should be in small capitals and centered 14 point font Footnotes should be in Times New Roman 10 point font.

uCitation Format: Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should conform to the JILI (Journal of Indian Law Institute), format of JILI provided on http://www.ili.ac.in/footnoting12.pdf or www.ili.ac.in

uSubmission of the abstract: A covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s) and address, designation, institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and contact information (email, phone, etc.) is compulsory to submit. All submissions must contain an abstract of not more than 300 words.

uOriginality of Manuscripts: All the contributions should be the original work of the contributors and should not have been submitted for consideration in any other Publication. Any plagiarized work will be out-rightly rejected.

uCopyright: The contributions presented to and accepted for publication and the copyrights therein shall be the intellectual property of Publisher.


How to submit:

uAll submissions are to be made via e-mail as word documents (preferably Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010). Authors can submit their manuscripts to Editors at aditya@lawmantra.org

uSubmission Deadline:
Submission of Final paper: 25th February, 2019

uAuthors who do not follow these guidelines may have their submission returned to them without being reviewed.


Guidelines for Paper Submission

vThe title of the Chapter should be followed by Name, Designation, Name of the Organization / University / Institution and Email address. It is mandatory to mention Email address, as all future correspondence will be through it.

vName and details of Co-author, if any.

vThe paper should be typed in MS WORD format (preferably 2007 or 2010).

vThe paper must be in single column lay out with margins justified on both sides.

vChapter should be in Times New Roman 12 point font and double spaced. Main Title should be in full capitals, bold and centered 16 point font. Sub-titles should be in sentence case, bold and 12 point font. Author’s names should be in small capitals and centered 14 point font Footnotes should be in Times New Roman 10 point font.

vThe length of paper should not exceed 6,000 words (including 
footnotes). Exceeding the word limit may lead to rejection of 

vAll accepted Chapter will be published in UGC Referred Book bearing ISBN. (Publication Charge will be Extra as Per bill of Publication House).



Prof.(Dr.)Naresh Kumar Vats

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab

Mr. Shailendra Kumar

Assistant Professor, LJD Law Collage( Affilated to Culcutta University), Kolkata.

Mr. Kishor Kumar Mishra

Advocate, Supreme Court of India.

Mr. Nivesh Sharma

Advocate, High Court of Delhi, Delhi.

Mr. Aditya Mishra

Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Ms. Akansha Jain

Advocate, High Court of Delhi, Delhi.


For More Details Contact us : +91-9310053923


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Invitation to an International Conference

Peace and Reconciliation in Global Times

University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

July 28-29, 2019


Peace is an ultimate need of humanity. If we seek to promote peace amongst diverse cultures and religions in these global times, we should, first of all, understand the meaning of reconciliation and then act accordingly. For reconciliation means absence or ending of quarrels, conflicts, wars or hostilities through settlements and agreements which brings the opposites together into peaceful co-existence. Another sense of reconciliation resonates the classical sense of honoring a promise, certain social norms, etc. The concept of reconciliation implies both a situation of conflicts and hostilities and a desire to restore a situation of calm, quite, order and peace.

Therefore, any efforts of promoting reconciliation will lead to some kind of peace. In this complex and pluralistic world what we need urgently are ethical rules that work in situations of conflicts and hostilities. These same moral rules should become laws of human peace where peace really means peace.


Reconciliation and Peace: Interrelationship and Coexistence

Reconciliation in Society and Beyond

Human Person and Reconciliation.

The Integrity of Person and Peace

The Spiritual Teachings and Peace

Globalization and its Impact on Peace


Please send 300 words and a brief C.V. to Dr. Abdul Rashid [hazara9@yahoo.com] and [cua-rvp@cua.eduby March 30, 2019. Full papers sent by June 30, 2019 will be considered to be published if publishable by the RVP in its publication series “Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change.”


There will be no registration fees. Travel expenses will be covered by participants/their institues. The organizers will provide local transportation, accommodations and food during the conference.


Dr. Abdul Rashid

Professor Meritorious

University of Karachi

Karachi, Pakistan


Dr. Zeenat Haroon

Associate Professor

Department of Qur’aan and Sunnah

University of Karachi

Karachi, Pakistan





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