Sanskrit Readings at Amrita Darshanam

DHARMA is pleased to announce that Amrita Darshanam — International Centre for Spiritual Studies — is organizing a three-day workshop on “Textual Criticism” from 14-16 February, 2020, in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Texts directly relevant to the DHARMA project will be studied during this workshop while two EFEO members of the DHARMA project (D. Goodall and S.A.S. Sarma) are part of the organizing committee.

The workshop aims to serve as an introduction to the general principles and methodological considerations of critical editions, the history of textual criticism, the specificities of textual transmission and different philological traditions, digital tools for scholarly editions, etc. In particular, participants will work on:

  1. A part of the 10th chapter of the Śivadharmottara, a seventh-century work which is transmitted in a large number of manuscripts, particularly from Nepal,
  2. An unpublished chapter of the Sarvajñānottaratantra, a seventh-century work that requires to be reconstructed using a twelfth-century commentary on the work by Aghoraśiva (Sarvajñānottaravṛtti),
  3. A section of the Raghuvaṃśa with the tenth-century commentary of Vallabhadeva as transmitted in manuscripts from Kashmir,
  4. A case of a codex unicus: Brahmaśambhu’s tenth-century ritual manual surviving in a single manuscript in Calcutta.

Resource Persons:

Prof. Dominic Goodall, Professor (Directeur d’études), École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Pondicherry.
Dr. S. A. S. Sarma, Research Officer, École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Pondicherry.

Date: 14-16 February, 2020
Venue: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

The workshop is open to all interested.
To register, visit:
Kindly refer to the brochure or the website for further information.

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