SANSKRIT SUMMER RETREAT
"Second International Intensive Sanskrit Summer Retreat"
organised by the Centre of the Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient
in Pondicherry, 21st July - 4th August 2003
Reading in Transylvania, July-August 2002 (photo by Kei Kataoka)
Last year in July, the Department of Indo-European Studies of Eötvös
Loránd University, Budapest organised the First International Intensive
Sanskrit Summer Retreat in Romania. Twenty students and scholars from
Hungary, Romania, France, England, the Netherlands, Japan, Germany, and
Poland met together in the small Transylvanian market town of Csikszereda
(Miercurea Ciuc) for two rewarding weeks of intensive reading of Classical
Sanskrit texts from three genres : kâvya, tantra and sâstra.
Following the popular success of last year's venture, the Pondicherry
Centre of the EFEO will be hosting the sequel : the Second International
Intensive Sanskrit Summer Retreat (21st July to 4th August 2003).
As last year, 3 readings sessions will take place each day, devoted to
kâvya, tantra and sâstra. Each of the texts chosen is one
of which manuscripts have been gathered and collated by a participant
of the Retreat.
Original organisers: Dr. Imre Bangha (Oriental Institute, Oxford), Dr.
Mária Négyesi and Csaba Dezso (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest).