CECT



May 15-16, 2009
Domus Dorpatensis (Raekoja plats 1 / Ülikooli 7, Tartu)

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» Friday, May 15th

10.00 Opening

10.15-11.00 S. N. Balagangadhara (Ghent) «The Role of Stories in Indian Culture» (key-note paper)

11.15-11.45 Kaidi Tago (Tartu) «Conceptions of Ancient Indian Wisdom in Contemporary Estonia: the Views of the Lilleoru Community»

11.45-12.15 Coffee break

12.15-12.45 Jakob De Roover (Ghent) «The Function of Stereotypes in Colonial Stories about India»

12.45-13.15 Chandrabhanu Pattanayak (Delhi) «How They See Us: Framing the Indian Stereotype»

13.15-15.15 Lunch

15.15-15.45 Linnart Mäll (Tartu) «The Story of Buddhism in Europe: Past, Present and Future»

15.45-16.15 Märt Läänemets (Tartu) «The Pilgrimage of the Youth Sudhana in the Gandavyuhasutra: India as the Spiritual Space in the Imagination of Early Mahayanists»

16.15-16.45 Daniel Dubuisson (Lille) «Rethinking Philosophy in India: Albert Schweitzer’s Western Vision of Indian Thought»



» Saturday, May 16th

10.00-10.30 Martin Farek (Pardubice) «European Historicism in the Construction of the South Asian Past»

10.30-11.00 Safarali Shomakhmadov (St.Petersburg) «Ideas about India in Medieval Russia and Europe (based on material from "The Legend on the Indian Kingdom" and "The Letter of Prester John")»

11.00-11.30 Aet Varik (Valdemarsvik/Tartu) «Snake Spells and Magic Gifts: the Post-Colonial Novels of Salman Rushdie and Andrus Kivirähk»

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-12.30 Kishore Bhattacharjee (Guwahati) «Belief Stories About an Indian Saint»

12.30-13.00 Gautam Chakrabarti (Delhi) «Lumpaid for the Blei: The Socio-Political Resonances of a Religio-Cultural "Tribal" Discourse»

13.00-13.30 Ülo Valk (Tartu) «How to Interpret a Criminal Household Deity? Legends about U Thlen among the Khasi People in North-East India»



The symposium is organised by the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore; Research Centre of Culture and Communication, University of Tartu; the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (CECT); and the India Platform UGent, Ghent University, Belgium.

The symposium is supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund and the Estonian Science Foundation (grant no 7516).


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