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First International Conference of Indian Society for Indic Studies
"Ancient Indian Wisdom and Modern World"
March 29th to 31st 2013, Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre, 219, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi.
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ISIS is a unit of the DR. Paramamitra Shastri Education & Charitable Trust (DRPSECT), which is organizing the conference
VO/NGO Unique ID: GJ/2012/0055856
(Regd. under Mumbai Public Trust, Act 1950, 28, Regd. No. F/2823/Vadodara
and Society Registration Act 1860, 21, Regd. No. Gujarat/3139/Vadodara

We are happy to announce First International Conference of ISIS
The main theme of the Conference is "Ancient Indian Wisdom and Modern World " . The dates are: March 29-31, 2013, to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre (JNNYC),219, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi. India.
The conference's main objective is to bring together, the scholars and experts of various fields, from different parts of the world to share their thoughts and knowledge on Indian sastras (scriptures) covering ancient science, medicine, and culture, and their applicability in various fields of modern studies. Our vision is to create an academic network of scholars who can contribute to the body of knowledge linking the ancient Indian sciences and wisdom with the modern world. The focal point of the conference is to revisit and rethink the substantial material preserved in Indian scriptures in the context of modern studies and research.

The best papers will be published in the special issue of IJIS2013. The papers will be selected on the basis of blind peer review.
Languages of the paper submissions are English, Sanskrit or Hindi.


About ISIS

First International Conference of ISIS
29th to 31st March 2013, Delhi, India
organized by DRPSECT

Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre (JNNYC),219,
Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi India.


Ancient Indian Wisdom and Modern world

The Significance of the ancient Indian wisdom, for modern world, lies in the fact that it inspires us to discuss those problems which have remained unsolved in spite of extraordinary achievements by advancement of modern science and technology including management, governance, social, cultural, environmental and economic development. These problems are very much related to the safety of integrity of mankind. We have failed to solve the environmental crisis and also to control the climate changes caused by global warming, which has affected not only ecological system but biological resources and lives of human being as well. All this happened due to the side effects of the present age of globalization. People have become so selfish, in satisfying the material and physical needs, that they have forgotten the values of other beings living or non-living. However, on the positive side, the present age of globalization has deeply affected all aspects of our lives- economic, cultural, natural, psychological etc.

Ancient Indian traditions retain these core concepts, in terms of sarvajana-hitaya and sarvajana-sukhaya, and also have the capacity to include and develop new thoughts that maketheir impact global. Ancient Indian languages like Vedic Sanskrit, Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrit are highly inflectional languages which preserve the sublime thoughts related to almost every branch of studies. The present world, prominently based on new scientific trends, urges upon us to review those preserved values in a new dimension. Therefore, there is a need to link it with multidisciplinary systems especially in the context of the study of various fields of modern education and research system. However, it is not so easy task as ancient literature is too vast and has varieties of subject matter in its extent. Therefore, it will be worthwhile to take some aspects of it for revisiting and rethinking those substantial matters of our scriptures, which we claim as more scientific and beneficial if taken into consideration for further advancement in any field of modern research and studies. Thus, there is a need of revisiting and rethinking the subject matter of our scriptures in the context of modern world. Hence ISIS has decided to organize first international conference on the following theme:

“Ancient Indian Wisdom and Modern World”

The Oriental wisdom is rich in its content to provide subject materials for further investigation in almost all fields of studies and research in new dimension.However, there is much need of perfect understanding between supporters of different schools of Indian traditions. It is very much important for interdisciplinary approaches. Although, the subject mattershave been discussed differently in various systems of Oriental Studies, but its core concept has uniformity. However, their approaches of investigation towards external physical world are not so convincing and strong. Nevertheless, their insights into internal sciences are unique ones.Thus, there is a need of multidisciplinary thinking linking the ancient Indian wisdom with modern thoughts.The main theme of the conference is

“Ancient Indian Wisdom and Modern World”.

We welcome papers which focus on following sub-themes (but not limited to):
1. Dr P M Shastri Memorial Session
2. Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science: Life Sciences, Physics, Philosophy of Science, Astronomy,
3. Ancient Indian Vision and Cognitive Science
4. History and Philosophy of Science
5. Computational Linguistics and Sanskrit language
6. Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence
7. Relevance of Indian Philosophy in Modern World
8. Ancient Wisdom & Management, Governance and Administration
9. Revisiting Ancient Indian Society
10. Ethics, Religion, Science and Philosophy
11. Anthropology, History and Culture
12. Ancient Indian Wisdom and Globalization
13. Manuscriptlogy : Textual Migration: Ancient Indian Literary Heritage
14. Relevance of Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrit languages & Literature to Modern World
15. Asian Studies: Culture, Literature, Arts and History

Besides these any topic may be taken for presentation relating ancient Indian scriptures and modern world.

Languages of the paper submissions are English, Sanskrit or Hindi