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Eastern Regional Centre, Varanasi

Set up in 1988, IGNCA, Varanasi regional centre is mainly engaged in the publication of KALATATTVAKOSA SERIES (List of Books)  by a group of active employees and researchers under the Hony. Coordinator. it is also carrying out its activities and reference collection from various Indological disciplines for the IGNCA's projects with the help of experts besides organizing meetings, lectures, seminar & workshops etc.

Introduction about Varanasi Regional Centre    |    Theme of Kalātattvakośa

Data Base of Kalātattvakośa Terms (Reference cards)

IGNCA, Varanasi started its journey in 1987 as a project under Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath and achieved the status of a separate Institute in 1988 with a group of active researchers and employees under the competent leadership of Dr. Bettina Bäumer and started working as a branch office of Kalākośa division, IGNCA, New Delhi to undertake research and publication programmes of reference works, glossaries, dictionaries and encyclopaedia concerning the arts, humanities and general cultural heritage.

At the outset, main concern of IGNCA, Varanasi was to prepare and publish Kalātattvakośa (to be completed in about 25 vols), containing approximately 250 terms on fundamental concepts of Indian arts. Six volumes have been published so far; Vol. VIIth and VIIIth are under process. Beside Kalātattvakośa the Centre is carrying out other activities like editing of some of the texts of Kalāmūlaśāstra Series, preparing a Glossary of Key Art Terms and above all the task of reference collection from various Indological disciplines for IGNCA ís other projects with the help of experts . Apart from this, it is organizing periodical lectures, Seminars, meetings and workshops etc.

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Scholars' meet at IGNCA, Varanasi Regional Centre

A scholars' meet of thirty five renowned erudites was arranged on 25.09.2007 at 3 PM in the A.C. Hall of Shah Premises near Ananda Park, Durgakund, Varanasi for reviewing the terms of Kalatattvakosa Vols. VII & VIII, in which well-reputed Art-critic Prof. Rai Ananda Krishna ji was requested to chair.

At the outset Prof. K. D. Tripathi, Hony. Coordinator IGNCA, Varanasi gave a brief introductory outline on the scope and progress of entire scheme of Kalatattvakosa Series and explained purpose of present meeting. Later on subject experts from different disciplines expressed their valuable suggestions covering different aspects of concerned terms one by one.

Scholars expressed happiness over reviving the practice of organizing such meetings of scholars and suggested to preserve the scholary knowledge tradtion of interpretation of the Shastric texts, especially the Varanasi School of traditional Hermeneutics. Participation of the younger generation of scholars was a very healthy trend noticeable in the scholars' meet.

24th Annual Day (3rd July 2012) of Kalakosa Division of Regional Centre of Varanasi


Office Address:
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA),
Parshwanath Vidyapeeth Campus,
I.T.I. Road, Karaundi,
Varanasi - 221005, U. P. India

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