History of Sanskrit Linguistic and Literary Theory

3:00–4:00 pm
IR Seminar Hall, PG Arts Building, Ground Floor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata


Jadavpur University - American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Lecture Series.

Under the auspices of CAS-Sanskrit (Phase II), Jadavpur University

Sanskrit linguistic theory has long been of central importance in the life of intellectual systems of knowledge in South Asia, and more recently has had significant influence on the development of knowledge disciplines in the West as well, although the nature and extent of that influence have often been misunderstood.  The related systems of Sanskrit literary theory have had a complicated relationship with traditional theories of language.  An examination of that relationship and its underpinnings reveals much about the peculiar strengths and weaknesses of both categories of thought.

Talk by Faculty Director Prof. Gary Tubb, Anupama and Guru Ramakrishnan Professor, and Chair, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago.

Chairperson: Prof. Rita Chattopadhyay