Friday, February 25, 2011

Lectures by Prof. Nicholas Kazanas in Chennai, Feb. 26 to March 2, 2011


LECTURES BY / INTERACTION SESSIONS WITH RENOWNED VEDIC SCHOLAR

PROF. NICHOLAS KAZANAS.

(Director OMILOS Meleton Cultural Institute,Greece)


1.        
Date :  26th February 2011
Time :  6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Venue :Central Lecture Theatre (CLT),
near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras, Chennai

Topic :  "The Collapse of Aryan Invasion Theory and the prevalence of Indigenism"
Chair person: Prof. Govardhan, Dean Students, IIT Madras (Viswanath: 9092684801)


2.      
Date :    27th February 2011
Time  :  10:30 A.M. to 12 Noon
Venue : Jagadguru Vallabhacharya Auditorium,D.G Vaishnav College Campus,
Gokulbagh, 833 Periyar EVR High Road, Arumbakkam, Chennai

Topic :  "Vedic civilization and its relevance to modern times"
Chairperson:   Dr S. Narasimhan, Principal, DG Vaishnav College, Chennai. (24751264)


3.       
Date:    28 February 2011
Time:    3: 30 PM to 5 PM

Topic:   Interaction session with Vedic-Sanskrit studies research scholars
Venue:   Kuppuswamy Sastri Research
Institute, Sanskrit College, Luz, Mylapore,  Chennai 600004
Chairperson:  Dr. Kameshwari, Director (24985320)


4.       

Date :   1st March, 2011
Time :   3 PM to 4:30 PM
 Venue : ORI. Platinum Jubilee Auditorium, Marina Campus,
             University of Madras, Chennai.

Topic :     "All inclusiveness of Veda".
Chair person:    Dr. Siniruddha Dash, Professor and Head Department of
                         Sanskrit, University of Madras. (9444469505)




5.       

Date :     2nd March 2011
Time :     11:45 AM  to 1 PM
Venue :  College Auditorium, Vivekananda college, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004.


Topic :   "Vedic Civilisation and its spread"
Chair person:  Dr S. Swaminathan, Principal, Vivekananda College. Chennai. (Dr. Ramachandran 9444079958)


6.        

Date :       2nd March 2011
Time :      7 PM  to 8:30 PM
Venue :   International Headquarters Hall of the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai
600 020.


Topic :    "The All Inclusiveness of Rig- Veda"
Chair person:   Smt.G.Sundari, President, Adyar Lodge, Chennai. (24912474)



About the speaker

Prof. Nicholas Kazanas,  is a scholar of Vedic Studies.
http://www.omilosmeleton.gr/en/nk_cv_en.asp

Prof. Nicholas Kazanas was born in the Greek island Chios in 1939. He
studied English Literature at University College, Economics and
Philosophy at the School of Economic Science and Sanskrit at the
School of Oriental and African studies - all in London; also post-
graduate at SOAS and at Deccan College in Pune. (India).

He taught in London and Athens and since 1980 has been Director of Omilos Meleton
Cultural Institute.He is on the Editorial Board of Adyar Library
Bulettin (Chennai).
He has also produced a three-year course of
learning Sanskrit for Greeks.
From 1997 he has turned towards the Vedic Tradition of India and its place in the wider Indo-European culture.
This research comprises thorough examination of Indo-European cultures, comparing their philosophical ideas and values, their languages, mythological issues and religions.
He has translated in Greek many Gnostic texts (Gospel of Thomas, etc) and has composed an extensive study on Christ's original teaching (one in Greek and one in
English).
 He has also translated the ten principal Upanishads (ISA,
KENA, KATHA, MANDUKYA, BrHADARANYAKA, etc.) from the original
Sanskrit  text into  Greek.
He is on a promotional tour for a new world-class, peer-reviewed, academic journal to be edited by him, called Vedic Venues: Journal of the Continuity of Vedic Culture.

Contact: 
Mr.Ajith S. Ranganathan: 9840337088;
Mr.Kalivaradan : 9382817652





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