Cultures of Knowledge in Mutual Encounter
Scholars between India and Europe from Early Modernity to the Present

  • Time: Thur-Fri, 6-7 July 2017
  • Venue: Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
  • Organisation: Verein Sammlung De Nobili - Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Indologie und Religionsforschung (Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde)
  • Cooperation: Marion Rastelli (IKGA)


Claudia Guggenbühl (Thalwil, Switzerland)
Mircea Eliade and Surendranath Dasgupta: Friendship, Hope, Disappointment and Drama at the Origin of Eliade’s Yoga. Immortality and Freedom

Jonardon Ganeri (New York)
The Interjacent Intellectual: Conceptual Struggles for Authenticity in Three Indian Philosophers

Sudhir Kakar (Benaulim, Goa)
Psychological Encounters: India and Europe

Hephzibah Israel (Edinburgh)
Shifting Cultures of Knowledge: Translation, Language Learning and Scholarly Practices

Anand Amaladass (Chennai, India)
Translating Cultures between India and Europe by an Italian Jesuit Scholar in Seventeenth-century South India, Roberto de Nobili

Klaus Karttunen (Helsinki)
Mailed Relations: Personal Correspondence and the History of Indology

Amruta Natu (Pune, India)
Georg Bühler: A Historian Advocating the Indigenous Genesis of Indian Literature

Jayendra Soni (Innsbruck)
Letters to the Jaina Monk Vijayendra Suri (b. 1881)

Diwakar Acharya (Oxford)
Half a Century of Nepal–German Collaboration in Indological Research – A Reflection and Appraisal

Eli Franco (Leipzig/Wien)
Synopsis and synthesis, followed by the concluding discussion

Program and abstracts