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Saturday 26th September – 2020 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



  • Bijlert, V.A. van says:

    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

    • karenobrienkop says:

      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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