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Pandanus '06 - Nature in Indian Literatures, Art and Religion
Draft Programme of the Pandanus '06 International Seminar


Thursday, 18 May 2006

Mimma Congedo: 
The interpretation of natural elements as metaphysical symbols in the aesthetics of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Gyula Wojtilla: 
On some natural devices describing female beauty in Sanskrit poetry

Lidia Sudyka: 
"Passion of indigo colour"

Giuliano Boccali: 
Descriptions of nature in kāvya and Greek lyric poetry

Daniela Rossella: 
Wonderful India: Interior and outer landscapes in Indian classical poetry


Friday, 19 May 2006

Anna Bonisoli Alquati: 
Description of the dawn in Raghuvamsa

Anna Trynkowska: 
The description of sunrise in Māgha's Śiśupālavadha XI, 43-67. 

Mariola Pigoniowa: 
Nature in some Sanskrit lamentation passages

Chettiarthodi Rajendran: 
Encountering the forest: Kālidāsa's perceptions on hunting

Iwona Milewska: 
Forest in the Āranyakaparvan of the Mahābhārata

Cinzia Pieruccini: 
Descriptions of forests in the Rāmāyana

H. J. H. Tieken: 
Kāvya and inscriptions

Joanna Kusio: 
The images of the mountains in Tamil kuravañci literature

Alexander Dubianskiy: 
Pālai landscape in Tamil poetry

Eva Wilden: 
Agricultural Metaphors in Cankam Literature

Jaroslav Vacek: 
Dog in Sangam literature - as a part of the description of nature

Camillo Formigatti: 
A description of the ocean in Buddhist poetic literature: Āryaśūra's Supāragajātaka and its sources


Saturday, 20 May 2006

Danuta Stasik: 
Love throughout the year. Descriptions of the seasons and twelve months of a year according to Keśavdāsa's Kavi-priyā

Stefania Cavaliere: 
Devoutness and refinement. The Description of Seasons in Tulasīdāsa's Rāmacaritamānasa and Keśavadāsa's Rāmacandrikā.

Dagmar Marková: 
Fog and Rain in the Hindi New Short Story

Tiziana Pontillo: 
The names of fruits, roots and flowers included in Kālidāsa's works and the rules Astādhyāyī IV,3,163-167 with their commentaries

Martin Hříbek: 
Flowers in Rabīndrasangīt

Petr Duda: 
Flowers in Hindu ritual literature



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