Amrita Darshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Studies, in association with ACRD (Amrita Centre for Research and Development), will organize a two-day workshop on Mahimabhatta and his contributions to Indian Poetics from October 13 - 14, 2018.
Mahimabhatta, the 12th Century Kashmiri poetician is famous for his grand work on literary aesthetics, the Vyaktiviveka. He is known as the doughty polemist logician who endeavored hard to divest Anandavardhana's Dhvani theory of its halo mystery. A successor of Anandavardhana and Abhinavagupta in time, though not in thought, Mahimabhatta has astounding originality and depth. Mahimabhatta was a pioneer in the field of poetic criticism which appeared tough from the outset given its choice of words, but deeper in its perception. This sets him apart from all other previous Acharyas as he aims not only to challenge and critique the Poorvaacharyamatam but also gives a better and deeper understanding of criticism. He also contributed in giving Sanskrit poetics a fresh perspective to look through without losing much of its core ideas.
This workshop is an attempt to highlight the contributions of this literary giant and his place in poetics around the world. It will also touch upon Mahimabhatta's orientation towards various philosophical systems, especially medieval Buddhist logic.
This workshop will be led by Dr. C. Rajendran, Dean of Sanskrit Literature, Sree Sankaracharya University, and former Professor and Head, Department of Sanskrit, University of Calicut. The recipient of several prestigious awards, Dr. Rajendran has about thirty-five books and more than two hundred papers to his credit. He has visited Germany, Finland, Poland, France, UK, Italy, Singapore, Belgium, Thailand and the Czech Republic, and worked as Visiting Professor in the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Calcutta University and University of Poona.
Venue: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru Campus
Workshop participants will be awarded a certificate.
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Last Date for Registration: October 1, 2018
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