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<p class="has-primary-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong>Saturday 26th September 2020</strong>Saturday 26th September 2020

Schedule 13.15-17.45 (British Summer Time)

13:15     Introduction and Welcome

13:30     Debating God’s Existence in Medieval Vedānta:

Vyāsatīrtha vs. the Navya-Naiyāyikas

  Michael Williams, IKGA of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

14.30     Toward a Theory of Scriptural Authority in Early Colonial India

Avni Chag, School of Oriental and African Studies

15.30     Short break

15.45     Reflecting on Animal Sacrifice through Dramatic Fiction: Examining Plays by Girish Karnad and Rabindranath Tagore
Mikel Burley, Leeds University

Graduate papers

16:45     The Royal Hospitality: A Comparative Study of Kingship in Vālmīki’s Rāmāyaṇa and the Jātakas

              Preeti Gulati, Jawaharlal Nehru University

17:15     Engaged Buddhism Across the Three Yānas: A Comparative Approach to a Developing Social Philosophy

              Manu Ato-Carrera, School of Oriental and African Studies

17:45     Closing Remarks and information about the 2021 Symposium

Join the Conversation


  1. Dear organisers,
    The timings are local Greenwich mean time? So for Amsterdam the timings would be an hour later?
    Thanks and warm regards
    Victor van Bijlert

    1. Dear Victor

      The timings will be British Summer Time local to UK, so yes the timings will be one hour later for Amsterdam. Best wishes, Spalding organising committee

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