A three day webinar on "Issues and Perspectives in Indology'. The webinar concluded on Saturday with a discussion on Natyashastra.
Imdian Council for Cultural Relations ICCR in collaboration with the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune organised a three-day Webinar on Indology with participation of emment Indologists. The Convener of the Webinar is Prof. Sharad Deshpande.
The Webinar was featured on ICCR Facebook and Twitter handles.
Here on Saturday Radhavallabh Tripathi, (Former VC, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth) talked about 'why Natyashastra is a neglected disciple of Indology.' Then, -Prof. Deepak Kannal (MS University, Vadodara) talked about Tradition of Anonymity and Indian Sculptural Tradition.
Indology is the academic study of the history and cultures, languages, and literature of India and as such is a subset of Asian studies. The term Indology (in German, Indologie) is often associated with German scholarship, and is used more commonly in departmental titles in German and continental European universities than in the anglophone academy.
In the Netherlands the term Indologie was used to designate the study of Indian history and culture in preparation for colonial service in the Dutch East Indies.
Specifically, Indology includes the study of Sanskrit literature and Hinduism along with the other Indian religions, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Pali literature. Dravidology is the separate branch dedicated to the Dravidian languages of South India. Hindu texts in Dravidian languages are considered disciplines in Indology.