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15th September 2011 Thursday

venue: Jagiellonian University, Collegium Novum, Gołębia street 24, room 30

14.00-14.30 Seminar inauguration by Her Excellency Ambassadress of the Republic of India, Smt. Monika Kapil Mohta and the Dean of the Philological Faculty, Prof. Marcela Świątkowska


Chairperson: Jaroslav Vacek

14.30-15.00 Rajendran Chettiarthodi, Calicut University, India, Myths and facts - Representation of Kerala History in Atula’s Muṣakavamśa

15.00-15.30 David Smith, Lancaster University, UK, The eroticism of female multiplicity within and beyond the palace: some notes on art and literature in early medieval India

15.30-16.00 Adalbert J. Gail, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Cosmogonical Indian myths - their pictorial versions and their importance in the Khmer Empire

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

Chairperson: Cinzia Pieruccini

16.30-17.00 Elena Restelli, University of Milan, Adoption, adaption, transformation: the Mahiṣamardinῑ imagery in pre-Kuṣāṇa and Kuṣāṇa art

17.00-17.30 Vera Lazzaretti, University of Milan-Turin, “Constructing the Eternal City of Light through History and Society: Images of Kāśī between Historical Reality and Mythical Transmission in the 18th - 20th Centuries “Picture Maps” and the Case of Replicated Sacred Places”

17.30-18.00 Sabrina Ciolfi, University of Milan, Italy, Bollywood narrates history: An old tradition, a new trend

18.00-18.30 Martin Hříbek, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, Rivers of separation, roads to hope: cultural identity in post-independence Bengali cinema

16th September 2011 Friday

venue: Kanonicza street 14

Chairperson: David Smith

9.00-9.30 Danuta Stasik, University of Warsaw, Poland, Following the Path of One’s Duty: Tulsīdās’s Rāmcaritmānas as a Socio-Cultural Code

9.30-10.00 Tatiana Dubyanskaya, Visiting Professor, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, Portraying “the Other”: the Reflection of Hindu-Muslim Relationship in the early Hindi Narratives

10.00-10.30 Gautam Chakrabarti, RLA College, University of Delhi, India / Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, The Bhadralok as Truth-Seeker: Towards a Social History of the Bengali Detective

10.30-11.00 Mimma Congedo, University of Milan, "The Enchantress of Florence”: Salman Rushdies's Fatehpur Sikri

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

Chairperson: Danuta Stasik

11.30-12.00 Daniela Rossella, University of Potenza, Italy, Ahaṃ brūmi brāhmaṇam “[that one] I call a brahmin”... Buddhism and society as they are reflected in the Vajrasūcī attributed to Aśvaghoṣa

12.00-12.30 Danielle Feller, Lausanne University, Switzerland, Nuns involving in the affairs of the world

12.30-13.00 Monika Nowakowska, University of Warsaw, Poland, Are there any profits coming from religious activities?

13.00-13.30 Mariola Pigoniowa, University of Wrocław, Poland, The Topos of the Four Ages of Humankind and the Question of Rāma’s Divinity

13.30-15.00 Lunch break

Chairperson: Adalbert J. Gail

15.00-15.30 Natalia Lidova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, Vṛttis in the Nāṭyaśāstra: Stylistic Devices or Means of the World Creation

15.30-16.00 Elisa Ganser and Daniele Cuneo, La Sapienza University of Rome, The Actor's Social Status and Agency. Fame or Misery?

16.00-16.30 Klara Gönc Moačanin, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Indian society as depicted in the Caturbhāṇῑ and in Mahendravikramavarman’s prahasanas

16.30-17.00 Coffee break

Chairperson: Alexander Dubyanskiy

17.00-17.30 Anna Trynkowska, University of Warsaw, Poland, Political metaphors in the mahākāvya

17.30-18.00 Tiziana Pontillo, University of Cagliari, Italy, The debate on asceticism as a permanent choice of life: some late clues from Mahākāvyas

18.00-18.30 Tomasz Winiarski, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, Women's Town - Ghost Town. A Picture of a Dying City in the Raghuvamśa

17th September 2011 Saturday

venue: Kanonicza street 14

Chairperson: Danielle Feller

9.00-9.30 Jaroslav Vacek, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, Old Tamil kings and chieftains as described in Sangam literature

9.30-10.00 Alexander Dubyanskiy, Moscow State University, Russia, Royal attributes as reflected in Caṅkam poetry

10.00-10.30 Jacek Woźniak, University of Warsaw, Poland, Tirumaṅkaiyāḻvār’s maṭal Poems and Social History of Early Medieval South India

10.30.-11.00 Arasu Veerasami, University of Madras, India, Cankam Corpus as Resource for Writing Art History of Tamil – Problems and Perspectives

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

Chairperson: Rajendran Chettiarthodi

11.30-12.00 Lidia Szczepanik, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, Prisons in Sanskrit literature; a comparison of the Arthaśāstra and the Vāgmaṇḍanaguṇadūtakāvya descriptions

12.00-12.30 Maria Angelillo, University of Milan, Italy, Caste in the making, dance in the making

12.30-13.00 Katarzyna Pażucha, Chicago University, USA, Meet the poet; the world of the Sanskrit kavi as presented in Rājaśekhara’s Kāvyamīmāṃsā

13.00-13.30 Lidia Sudyka and Cezary Galewicz, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, The eightfold gymnastics of mind: preliminary report on the idea and tradition of Aṣṭāvādhana

13.30-14.00 Final remarks and conclusions