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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

Rāmāyaṇa Colloquium Organizational Meeting

Fri, November 8, 2013 • 12:30 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

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In the interest of providing additional experience with and exposure to Sanskrit literature for students, staff, and faculty at UT, we are planning to organize an informal Sanskrit reading group that will meet regularly (once per week) to read one of the two classical epics of India, the Rāmāyaṇa of Valmiki.   The main purpose of the group will simply be to read together a great and beautiful text in the original.  We will use a bilingual edition so that anyone, including those with little or no Sanskrit, can participate, if desired, but we will go through the original text.  All Sanskrit students, as well as the Sanskrit-curious, are invited to join us, because the second goal for the group will be to develop and strengthen the community of scholars and students interested in Sanskrit, Indian literature, and classical India.  We think that means everybody and hope you find time to join us regularly or from time to time. 

We will hold an organizational meeting for what we are calling the Rāmāyaṇa Colloquium on Friday, November 8th at 12:30pm in the Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118.  At that time, we’ll discuss the format and ongoing meeting times for the group and start reading from the Ayodhya Book of the Rāmāyaṇa


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