Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Seminar on ‘Reflection on Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems’ (September 4-6, 2012)


Seminar on
 ‘Reflection on Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems’
(September 4-6, 2012)

Day I, 4 September 2012 (Tuesday)
Opening session: (9.30-11.45 am)
 9.30-10.00            Registration
10.00-11.15           Opening remarks: Peter Ronald deSouza, Director IIAS
                             Keynote address: T.R.S. Sharma, Fellow, IIAS
                             Inaugural speech: Purushottama Bilimoria, University of
                                                        California, Berkeley.
                             Introduction of Participants

11.15-11.45           Tea Break/Group Photo

11.45-01.15           Multi-dimensionality of Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems

                             Towards a Metaphysics of Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems:
                             S.E. Bhelke, University of Pune

                             Moha Kāla: Aporias of Emotions, D. Venkat Rao, University of

                             Chair: T.R.S. Sharma

01.15-02.15           Lunch Break

Session II:             Emotions in the Construction of the Sacred Feminine
                             Conceptualizing Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems from a
                                         Feminist Perspective, Emily Sharma, Tripura University

                             Maternal Emotions in Art, Ambalicka Sood Jacob, Fellow, IIAS

                             Chair: Rukmini Bhaya Nair

03.45-04.00            Tea

Session III:           Emotional Encounter? What Happens When Darwin and
(5.30-7.00)             Bharata Converse, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, IIT, Delhi.

Venue:                   Pool Theatre

8.00 p.m.              Director’s Dinner

Day II, 5 September 2012 (Wednesday)

Session IV:            Emotions in Classical Indian Philosophy and in Buddhism
                             Emotions vs Rationality: Some Reflections from Purvamimamsa,
                              Ujjwala Jha, University of Pune

Positive and Negative Emotions: Some Reflections on their Treatment in Nyaya, V.N. Jha, University of Pune

                             Emotions in Buddhism, Varun Tripathi, University of Jammu   
                             Chair: Purushottama Bilimoria

Session V:             Conceptualizing “Negative” Emotions                
Abhinivesh (The Fear of Death): From Anxiety to Authenticity, Pankaj Basotia, Himachal University, Shimla

Between Fear and Heroism: Tantric Path to Liberation, Aleksandra Wenta, Fellow, IIAS.

Grief and Mourning: theorizing on the troubled bhāvas cross-culturally,
                                  Purushottama Bilimoria, University of California, Berkeley

                             Chair: Advaitavadini Kaul

01.30-02.30           Lunch Break

Session VI:            The Role of Emotions in Bhakti, Part I
                             Emotions and their Transformations in Indian Psychology: A Path
                              to Oneness? Suneet Varma, University of Delhi

Understanding the Relationship of Emotions and Objectivity in the Context of Bhakti Surbhi Vohra, IIT, Indore

Principal Emotions Contributing to the Supreme Love of Śiva: Study of Early Śaiva Hymnal Corpus, T. Ganeshan, French Institute of Pondicherry.

                             Chair: Amitranjan Basu           Tea

Day III, 6 September 2012 (Thursday)

Session VII:           The nature of Bhava and Rasa
                             The Concept of Bhāva and Bhāvana in Kashmir 
                             Shaivism, Advaitavadini Kaul, IGNCA, Delhi
                             Emotions in Sanskrit Poetics, Hari Dutt Sharma, University of
                             Rasa in Javanese Tradition, Andrea Acri, National University of

                             Chair: V.N.Jha  

Session VIII:          Aesthetics of Emotions in Dance and Song 
                             The Concept of ‘Hasyam’ According to the Natyaśastra and as
                              Expressed in Dance Today, Biliana Mueller, University of Delhi

                             Songs of the Bauls of Bengal: Emotive Basis for Religious and
                               Philosophic Symmetry, Ujjwal Jana, University of Pondicherry

                             Chair: D. Venkat Rao
                             Closing Remarks: Aleksandra Wenta, Fellow, IIAS




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