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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 ’05: Nature in Literature, Myth and Ritual.
Edited by J. Vacek.
Charles University, Faculty of Arts; Signeta, Praha 2005, 294 pp.
ISBN 80-903325-2-8


An international volume of papers on nature in classical and modern Indian literature (Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi), in Indian ritual, in Tibetan, classical Chinese and Korean literatures, and in Czech literature (O. Březina).


  • Barbara Grabowska - The mountain and the cave in the Krsna myth
  • Dagmar Marková - The motif of the snake in modern Hindi short stories
  • Cincia Pieruccini - Some Indian myths on the origin of painting
  • Anna Trynkowska - The ocean in Magha’s Sisupalavadha
  • Jaroslav Vacek - “Parrot” in Old Tamil Sangam literature – formulas and images
  • Petr Duda - Flowers and leaves in the worship of Hindu deities
  • Martin Hříbek - A note on plants in the Devi-Mahatmya
  • Daniel Berounský – The tigress and the Goddess. The Tibetan sacred place Tagtshang Lhamo
  • Eva Janková - The plum symbol and poetry of Yuan Mei (1716–1798)
  • Olga Lomová - Tumbleweed – a lonely traveller in the world of Chinese plants
  • Miriam Loewensteinová - Bamboo topos and bamboo stories from the Samguk yusa chronicle
  • Petr Holman - Vitis vinifera L. ssp. sativa (DC.) Hegi in the works of Otokar Březina

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