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National Conference on

Pali and Indian Culture




DATE:  22nd - 23rd March 2014
Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
Phone no: 011-26704130, 91-9818969756, 09868964007 

A National Conference on the theme “Pali and Indian culture” is being organised by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in collaboration of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi during 22nd and 23rd of March, 2014 at the Convention Centre, JNU, New Delhi, India from 10.00 a.m.  to  6.00 p.m.

Pali plays a vital role in the history and culture of India. The elements of Indian culture are preserved in Pali literatures.  Hence, Indian culture can be understood properly through Pali literature.  In fact, Pali is an important media of understanding Indian culture. People from different countries visited India to learn Pali.  In ancient Indian universities,  Pali language and literatures were  vibrantly used.

  Pali is also important for understanding Buddhism.  Buddha’s unparalleled teachings are preserved in Pali and hence the entire canonical early Buddhist literature is available in Pali language. Teachers of Mahayana Buddhism in later period accepted the Sanskrit for their philosophical and logical Buddhist expositions, but Pali remains the actual basis for understanding the Buddhism.

The sub themes of the Conference are as follows:

  1. Pali language and its characteristics
  2. Influence of Pali language on Indian languages
  3. Indian history in Pali literature
  4. Indian culture and Pali
  5. Polity in Pali literature
  6. Poetics in Pali literature
  7. Pali canonical,  non canonical literature
  8. Science in Pali literature
  9. Ethics in Pali literature
  10. Philosophical views in Pali literature
  11. Ancient Indian economics in Pali literature
  12. Folk lore in Pali literature
  13. Pali and Sanskrit
  14. Pali and Prakrit
  15. Pali and Tibetan language and literature
  16. Pali literature in Theravada countries (Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand etc)
  17. Pali in the west.
  18. Fine arts in Pali literature
  19. Pali grammar and Pali translations
  20. Pali Vamsa literature
  21. Pali inscriptions
  22. Dictionaries in Pali

Programme: Registration will be started at 8.45 AM on 22nd March, 2014 in JNU Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Venue: Registration, Inaugural and Valedictory will be held in auditorium 1, Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


DR. BACHCHAN KUMAR, IGNCA, Tel: 91-9868964007 (Mobile) 91-11-23388241 (Office)    bachchan_kumar@yahoo.com

PROF. C. UPENDER RAO, JNU,   Tel:  91-9818969756 (Mobile)   91-11-26704130 (Office)




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