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Schedule Type Venue

03/2014, 1 week
10/2014, 1 week
01/2015, 2 weeks
02/2015, 2 weeks
10/2015, 3 days
02/2016, 2 weeks
08/2016, 1 week
02/2017, 1 week
04/2017, 1 week
08/2017, 2 weeks
09/2018, 2 weeks
10/2018: 4 days
02/2019: 2 weeks
02/2019: 5 days

Workshop: constitutive meeting, distribution of tasks and material - (Photo)
Workshop: approaches to codicology and manuscript lab
Field-trip: mobile manuscript lab
Workshop: the commentary idioms
Workshop: Ways to approach the Tivviyappirapantam
Workshop: Aspects of Multilingualism in South India
Workshop: From Tolkāppiyam to Naṉṉūl
Āḻvārs and Divyadeśas — Vaiṣṇava Regional and Vernacular Voices
Workshop: Colophons, Prefaces, Satellite Stanzas
Workshop: Glosses — Lexicography — Semantics
Workshop: Tracing School Formations and Scholarly Networks
Conference: The Syntax of Colophons
Workshop: final meeting and résumé
Reading Vedānta Deśikaṉ’s cillaṟai rahasyaṅkaḷ

Puducherry
Hamburg
Puducherry
Puducherry
Vienna
Puducherry
Puducherry
Puducherry
Hamburg
Puducherry
Puducherry
Hamburg
Puducherry
Puducherry


Upcoming


NETamil
Workshop: final meeting and résumé
Puducherry
February 2019


NETamil, Workshop
Reading Vedānta Deśikaṉ’s cillaṟai rahasyaṅkaḷ
Puducherry
February 2019

Veṅkaṭanāthaṉ (14th century) is known for being a prolific, versatile and distinguished writer (among other things), who in his own lifetime bore titles such as kavi-tārkika-siṃham (‘Lion of poetry and logic’) and sarva-tantra-svatantra (‘Master of all arts’), besides the distinguished one that has become synonymous with his very name. His corpus comprises works of different types such as theological treatises, commentaries and poems. And his knowledge of and mastery over the ubhaya-vedānta philosophy and literature is no less impressive than his teṉkalai counterparts’ like Piḷḷai Lokācārya and Maṇavāḷa Māmuni, as demonstrated by his works such as the Dramiḍopaniṣadtātparyaratnāvalī, which deals with the Tiruvāymoḻi, or the ones that were composed in Maṇipravāḷam, the language par excellence of the ubhaya-vedāntins. For, other than Sanskrit, Deśikaṉ also used Tamil and Maṇipravāḷam to compose. As a matter of fact, works in these languages actually make up a sizeable portion of his extant corpus, without the knowledge of which we cannot fully comprehend this teacher or his philosophy. This NETamil workshop will focus on his minor works in these two languages, also referred to as cillaṟai rahasyaṅkaḷ (literally, ‘miscellaneous esoteric works’), which are equally diverse in nature. Participants can either read a text of their choice for a session, or simply attend the reading sessions and participate in the general discussions.

The workshop will be hosted at the EFEO (Pondicherry), and NETamil will sponsor accommodation for the participants and daily refreshments and lunch on three days for all those who attend the workshop.