2nd South Asian Conference on Relocating the Cultural linkages in South Asia: A Historical Perspective
Тези до: 10.08.2014
Дати: 17.10.14 — 19.10.14
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Організатори: Department of History Punjabi University Patiala
The Department of History, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab (India) will hold its 2nd South Asian History Conference on 17-19 October 2014 at the University campus. This three day conference aims to bring together historians, academicians, research scholars working on the countries of South Asia viz. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Sri Lanka,Afghanistan and Myanmar to cover the gap in South Asian historical studies.
South Asia includes some of the most ancient countries that have made a unique contribution to world culture. These countries have strong regional affinities in as much as they share a common cultural heritage which is not totally indigenous but a product of continuous synthesis between elements, both external and internal. Peoples of South Asia belong to different races, practise different religions, speak different languages and yet share a common civilizational heritage which Arnold Toynbee calls as ' Indic', No country of South Asia can comprehend its own culture adequately without taking into congnisance the cultural traditions of the region as a whole.
The aim of the conference is to historically examine the multi-centricity of the South Asian culture and demonstrate the commonness, inner dynamics and nature and extent of interaction amongst the countries of South Asia during different phases of history. It is hoped that the deliberations of scholars at the conference will rediscover the cultural linkages to foster co-operation, harmony, peace and mutuality in contemporary South Asia.
Themes might include but need not be limited to the following:
● Language and Literature
● Art and Architecture
● Philosophy, Religious beliefs and Practices
● Socio-Cultural institutions
● Socio- Religious reform movements
● Caste, Race, Gender and cultural traditions
● Science, Technology and culture
● Climate, Ecology, Environment and culture
● Cultural Adaptation and synthesis
● Search for unity in diversity
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