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International Seminar

International Seminars on different aspects of Indology are organized at times independently or in collaboration with other institutes. A galaxy of scholars from all over the world gathers to present their research papers and exchange ideas. Proceedings of such seminars are also published in book form as per feasibility of Jnana-Pravaha and collaborating institutions.

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Fauna Imagery in Medieval Indian Sculptural Art (7th to 13th Century CE)
From 05-03-2010 to 07-03-2010

Chief Guest of the Inaugural Session: Dr. Gautam Sengupta, Director General, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi

Coordinated by Dr. Gouriswar Bhattacharya (Berlin), Dr. N. P. Joshi and Prof. M. N. P. Tiwari (Varanasi)


Fauna Imagery in Medieval Indian Sculptural Art (7th to 13th Century CE)
 
Buddhism in Asia - Challenges and Prospects
Date 11-02-2006

One day session was organized in collaboration with Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi

Scholars Exchanging Views : Dr. Pradeep Gokhale, Prof. R. S. Tripathi, Prof. Vilas Wagh, Ven. Prof. Geshe Thabkye, Ven. Geshe Damdul Namgyal and Dr. Anandamayee Ghosh


Buddhism in Asia - Challenges and Prospects
 
Didriksha: An International Congress on Culture, Travel and Tourism
Date 11-04-1999

Jointly organized by Prajna Foundation, New Delhi and Bharat Kala Bhavan, Banaras Hindu University.

The 5th, 6th and Valedictory Sessions were hosted by the Jnana-Pravaha. These dealt with Travel and Cultural Dissemination for the 21st Century and Tourism and Culture : A Synergic Duo.

Chairperson of Valedictory Session : Prof. Y. C. Simhadri, Vice-Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Scholars Exchanging Views : Shri Savinder Anand, Ms. Nicole Vaugeois, Ms. Adriana Estrada, Prof. R. C. Sharma, Dr. T. J. Kamphorst, Dr. Ishwar Modi and Dr. Veena Sharma


Didriksha: An International Congress on Culture, Travel and Tourism
 
Philosophy of Yogavasishtha
From 01-08-1999 to 03-08-1999

In collaboration with University of Hawaii, U.S.A.

Inaugurated by Rev. Prof. S. Rinpoche, Director, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath

Keynote Address delivered by Prof. Arindam Chakravarty, University of Hawaii

Valedictory Address delivered by Padmabhushan Prof. Vidya Nivas Mishra

Other Scholars Exchanging Views : Prof. Sita Ram Shastri, Prof. K. N. Mishra, Dr. Bhanu Shankar Mehta, Prof. Rai Anand Krishna, Prof. K. D. Tripathi, Prof. D. K. Rai, Prof. R. R. Pandey, Prof. K. N. Tripathi, Prof. R. C. Sharma and Dr. Pranati Ghosal


Philosophy of Yogavasishtha
 
India’s Perception Through Chinese Travellers
From 08-02-2004 to 14-02-2004

In collaboration with Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda; K. J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies, Mumbai and Acharya Narendra Dev International Research Institute for Buddhist Studies, Lucknow

Held at Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda and Jnana-Pravaha, Varanasi

Chief Guest : Swami Budhananda

Keynote Address by Dr. S. Chakravarti, Director, Indian Museum, Kolkata

Other Scholars Exchanging Views : Dr. Ravindra Panth, Dr. S. K. Somaiya, Prof. J. K. Sharma, Prof. Huang Xinchuan, Dr. Parineeta Deshpande, Dr. (Mrs.) K. Sankarnarayan, Dr. G. K. Lama, Prof. R. C. Sharma, Dr. Prabhakar Mishra, Dr. Amar Singh, Smt. Santosh Kumari, Dr. Piyush Bhargava, Prof. R. K. Rana, Dr. C. B. Mishra, Dr. Yogendra Singh, Shri Shrikant Singh, Prof. Sun Basgang, Prof. Enamul Haque, Prof. Pramod Chandra, Prof. Maheshwari Prasad, Dr. Vidya Nand Upadhyaya, Dr. Vinod Kumar Sinha, Prof. V. C. Srivastava, Shri Suraj Pandit, Dr. Vishwajit Kumar, Dr. A. P. Jamkhedkar, Dr. Ruby Kumari, Prof. Lalji Shravak, Dr. Bimalendra Kumar, Dr. N. P. Joshi, Dr. A. P. Singh, Dr. Niharika and Shri Ajay Srivastava


India’s Perception Through Chinese Travellers
 
Interaction Between Brahmanical and Buddhist Art
From 14-02-2003 to 17-02-2003

In collaboration with Acharya Narendra Dev International Research Institute of Buddhist Studies, Lucknow

Coordinated by Dr. Gouriswar Bhattacharya, Berlin, Dr. Yogendra Singh, Lucknow and Prof. R. C. Sharma, Varanasi

Other Scholars Exchanging Views : Prof. G. Nawang Samten, Prof. A. K. Narain, Prof. Pramod Chandra, Prof. Charles Willemen, Prof. Kiran Kumar Thaplyal, Dr. Amar Singh, Prof. S. B. Singh, Dr. Ineke Van Put, Prof. Enamul Haque, Dr. S. D. Trivedi, Prof. Kamal Giri, Prof. M. N. P. Tiwari, Dr. T. K. Biswas, Mr. Gerd J. R. Mevissen, Prof. R. Nagaswamy, Dr. Falk Reitz, Dr. Preety Trivedi, Dr. H. C. Das, Dr. Niharika, Shri Ajay Srivastava, Dr. N. P. Joshi and Prof. G. B. Deglurkar


Interaction Between Brahmanical and Buddhist Art
 
Fundamental Questions and Issues in Indian Philosophy
From 18-12-2002 to 21-12-2002

Organized in collaboration with T. R. V. Murti Memorial Trust and Shri Chaitanya Prem Sansthan, Vrindavan

Dedicated to the renowned philosopher Prof. T. R. V. Murti in his birth centenary year

Coordinated by Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami

The Conference was supported by Banaras Hindu University; Indian Council of Philosophical Research; Clarks Hotel, Varanasi; All India Kashiraj Trust, Varanasi; Taj Ganges Hotel, Varanasi; Rai Krishnadas INTACH, Varanasi; Shriji Seva Samiti, Jaipur; Shri Shardul Vikram Gupta, Varanasi; Natya Vriksha, New Delhi and Family Members of Prof. T. R. V. Murti

Other Scholars Exchanging Views : Ashok Aklujkar, Johannes Bronkhorst, Arindam Chakrabarti, Amita Chatterjee, A. K. Chatterjee, D. P. Chattopadhyaya, Mani Dravid, Jonardon Ganeri, Bina Gupta, Shohei Ichimura, V. N. Jha, Shashi Prabha Kumar, Dan Lusthaus, Sengaku Mayeda, P. K. Mukhopadhyaya, Karl H. Potter, D. Prahladachar, Raja Ram Shukla, T. S. Rukmani, Mark Siderits, S. Revathy and N. Veezhinathan


Fundamental Questions and Issues in Indian Philosophy
 
Buddhism and Gandhara Art
From 02-11-2001 to 07-11-2001

In collaboration with Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla

Keynote Address delivered by Prof. R. C. Sharma

Coordinated by Prof. V. C. Srivastava, Director, IIAS, Shimla and Prof. R. C. Sharma, Hon. Director/Acharya, Jnana-Pravaha, Varanasi

Other Scholars Exchanging Views : Prof. A. K. Narain, Prof. T. P. Verma, Dr. S. P. Gupta, Prof. Farid Khan, Prof. Rai Anand Krishna, Dr. N. P. Joshi, Prof. G. Nawang Samten, Dr. Pranati Ghosal, Prof. Charles Willemen, Dr. T. K. Biswas, Dr. B. R. Mani, Dr. Savita Sharma, Dr. S. D. Trivedi, Dr. Pushpa Tiwari, Dr. I. K. Sarma, Prof. Rashmi Poddar, Dr. Preeti Trivedi, Dr. Anamika Roy, Prof. Devendra Handa, Dr. Deenbandhu Pandey, Prof. K. K. Thaplyal, Prof. C. S. Upasak, Dr. V. K. Sharma, Shri Kranti Kumar, Dr. R. D. Chaudhury, Dr. Anasua Das, Shri V. N. Singh, Prof. Vibha Tripathi and Prof. Kamal Giri


Buddhism and Gandhara Art