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New Frontiers of Sanskrit and Indic Knowledge, 2019

Event Date : Dec 16, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019

NFSI 2019 -  3 Day International Conference on New Frontiers of Sanskrit and Indic Knowledge, 2019
Theme for 2019: Human Development and Indian Knowledge Traditions: Re-claiming Pasts and Re-visioning Future

Indian Knowledge Traditions and Contemporary Education Systems
Indicative Sub-Themes

  • Child development and sensory experiences
  • Child development and food/nutrition
  • Child development and play/social nurturing 
  • Story-telling, myths, language and cognition
  • Early childhood and School education: Curriculam and Pedagogy
  • Alternative Education Exemplars in Indian context - Sri Aurobindo, Krishnamurti, Nai taleem, 
  • Integrating IKT in Curriculam: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Integrating IKT in Pedagogy: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Values, Meaning making and spirituality among youth and adults
  • Integrating IKT insights into research and policy

Indian Health Perspectives and Contemporary Health Systems 
Indicative Sub-Themes

  • Indigenous Health Perspectives and Public Health(AYUSH) : Challenges and opportunities 
  • Yoga and Ayurveda : Mental health and Quality of Life
  • Yoga and Ayurveda: Lifestyle, NCD’s and health promotion 
  • Existing Yoga, Ayurveda and Health Psychology academic curricula: Gaps and possible reformulations; Model curricula 
  • Indian Approaches to Counseliing: Triangulating Yoga, Ayurveda and Jyotisha 
  • Theoretical and Pragmatic Challenges in integrating IKT with contemporary health perspectives . 
  • Perspectives in Health: Mindfulness, Bhakti, Tantra and Mantra meditation approaches 

Consciousness and Well-being: Indian Perspectives on knowing and being 
Indicative Sub-Themes

  • Purusharthas 
  • Yoga and Advanced Meditation States
  • Prasthana Traya -  Applications of Upanishadic models, conceptualization and perspectives in contemporary context
  • Prasthana Traya: Reflecting and Contemplating on Brahmasutra  and its relevance in contemporary context
  • Prasthana Traya: Applications of Bhagvad Geeta in Contemporary contexts
  • Consciousness as Identity: Enquiry in Advaita and its practical implications 

Come, Join us, Let us think and work together!!

We invite papers in English and Sanskrit from scholars and thinkers, practitioners and community members  on the above mentioned indicative sub-themes and themes. We invite symposia and Panels from groups of scholars and practitioners as well.  

The Conference will feature intellectually stimulating plenary sessions and Keynote Talks by eminent speakers, researchers and  thinkers.  Detailed Schedule of the Conference will follow shortly. Come, be a part of this Gnana Manthana!! 

Important Dates:

  • Registration and Start of Abstract Submission: 01 July 2019
  • Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 10 August 2019
  • Acceptance of Abstracts: 30 August 2019
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: 10 October 2019
  • Acceptance of the papers: 30 October 2019
  • Last Date for Registration/participation: 15 November 2019

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