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Pandanus is a biannual peer-reviewed international journal publishing original research papers in English on nature symbolism in Literature, Art, Myth and Ritual. It has a regional focus on South Asia but welcomes papers from other regions. The journal is the outcome of the Pandanus project, based at the Institute of South and Central Asian Studies, Seminar of Indian Studies, Philosophical Faculty, Charles University in Prague. Pandanus volumes started coming out in 1998 on an annual basis as a result of co-operation between three Universities ... please click here to read the full text of Pandanus Mission Statement.

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Pandanus ’04: Nature in Literature.
Edited by J. Vacek.
Charles University, Faculty of Arts; Signeta, Praha 2004, 262 pp. + 7 photos
ISBN 80-903325-1-X

The volume deals especially with Indian literatures (Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi and Bengali). Like in the previous year it also includes papers on other literatures (Tibetan, Korean and Czech) with an international participation (6 Czech authors, 6 foreign authors).


  • Giuliano Boccali: The relation between Itihasa and Kavya: some preliminary results
  • Barbara Grabowska: Gods’ gardens of love in the medieval poetry of Bengal
  • Martin Hříbek: Rama’s inventory of flowers for Durga worship according to the Krttivasi Ramayana
  • Bernhard Kölver - Guido Pellegrini: Of lovers, bees, and buffaloes: techniques of encoding in classical Indian poetry
  • Dagmar Marková: Repulsive animals as symbols in the Hindi Anti-Story
  • Cinzia Pieruccini: Landscapes of feelings: addressing nature in search of the beloved (Nalopakhyana, Ramayana, Vikramorvasiya)
  • Anna Trynkowska: The description of the ocean coast near Dvaravati in Magha’s Sisupalavadha
  • Jaroslav Vacek: Old Tamil literary formulae connected with mullai (2. mullai as attribute, complex phrases, anthropomorphic contexts)
  • Gyula Wojtilla: Erotic animation of nature apropos of Ragavibhaga ’Classification of Passions’ in chapter five of Ksemendra’s Samayamatrka
  • Daniel Berounský: Wind horse galloping: on a Tibetan symbol connected with nature
  • Miriam Löwensteinová: The role of nature in the oldest Korean literature
  • Petr Holman: Ear of grain in the work of Otokar Březina

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