Greek Documentary on Ganges

November 19th, 2003 by

The Athenian Artist, Danae Stratou traveled by boat on the Ganga River and visited Varanasi and Allahabad amongst others cities in order to produce a documentary film on the River Ganges.  The documentary forms part of her project “The River of Life” that includes documentaries from seven major rivers of the earth: the Danube, the Amazon,Continue reading

Dhrupad Concert in Ioannina

October 22nd, 2003 by

ΣΥΝΑΥΛΙΑ ‘ΝΤΡΟΥΠΑΔ’ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗΣ ΣΤΑ ΓΙΑΝΝΕΝΑ   Η Ελληνο-Ινδική Εταιρεία   Πολιτισμού και Ανάπτυξης διοργάνωσε με μεγάλη επιτυχία το πρώτο καλλιτεχνικό της πρόγραμμα στην Ελλάδα σε συνεργασία με το Πνευματικό Κέντρο του Δήμου Ιωαννίνων στις 22 Οκτωβρίου 2003. Το πρόγραμμα ήταν αφιερωμένο στην αρχαία ινδική μουσική που είναι γνωστή με την ονομασία “Ντρουπάδ” και που συγγενεύει στενάContinue reading

The Foundation of ELINEPA

July 4th, 2003 by

The Foundation of ELINEPA The first informal meeting for the foundation of the Hellenic Society for Indian Studies (that finally took the form of the Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development) took place the evening of the 23rd July 2002 in the hospitable residence of Mrs Dione Dodis in the centre of Athens opposite fromContinue reading

Establishment of a Department of Modern Asian Studies at the University of Athens

May 1st, 2003 by

The Presidential Decree 83/2004 by which the Department of Turkish and Asian studies is established in the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens was published in the Official Journal of the Hellenic Republic (Government Gazette) issue A 65/2-03-2004. The beginning of the department’s educational function and the introduction of the first studentsContinue reading


March 16th, 2003 by

ANCIENT CROSSROADS: GREECE AND INDIA  The Loyola Marymount University organised an International conference under the title, “Ancient Crossroads: Greece and India”. This took place at the University from the 13th to the 16th of March 2003.  The conference was co-sponsored by the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and the Arts, the Department of Classics andContinue reading


January 30th, 2003 by

Introduction by Demetrios Th. Vassiliades In “A Chronicle of the Greeks in India – 1750-1950”, Dione Marcos-Dodis, who was born in Karachi and grew up in Calcutta, researches and records the way of life that her family, relatives and friends led during their sojourn in India.  They were part of a little known but, nevertheless, important emigration movementContinue reading

Chalte-Chalte A Bollywood Movie in Greece

January 20th, 2003 by

Bollywood, the Indian moviemaking industry, traces its roots to Bombay (now Mumbai) to the 1930s, and since then has been producing as many as 1,000 feature films annually in a variety of cities and scenic landscapes all over India and the world. Enormous amounts are spent in majestic environments and foreign countries for the productionContinue reading


January 20th, 2003 by

Το πρώτο έργο που δημοσίευσε ο τομέας εκδόσεων της ΕΛ.ΙΝ.Ε.Π.Α. δεν θα μπορούσε να είναι άλλο από την “Εισαγωγή στη Σανσκριτική Γλώσσα,” καθώς η γλώσσα αυτή αποτελεί τη βάση του Ινδικού πολιτισμού και ένα αναγκαίο εφόδιο που θα πρέπει να κατέχει κάθε σοβαρός μελετητής του. Στην πραγματικότητα, το βιβλίο αυτό υπήρξε μια από τις βασικέςContinue reading

A Sanskrit-English-Greek Dictionary has been Published after 170 years

January 1st, 2003 by

The Greek-Indian Society in Athens has published an almost forgotten manuscript, containing more than 9.000 words in Sanskrit, English and Greek, which was lying in the National Library of Greece for almost 170 years. The Dictionary was composed by the renowned Greek Indologist, Demetrios Galanos who lived in Varanasi for 40 years in the beginningContinue reading


January 1st, 2003 by

ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΒΕΔΙΚΗ ΩΣ ΤΗΝ ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΗ ΕΠΟΧΗ Του Δημήτρη Κ. Βελισσαρόπουλου Παρουσίαση: Δημήτριος Βασιλειάδης Στην μακρόχρονη ελληνο-ινδική πολιτιστική παράδοση, η “Ιστορία της Ινδικής Φιλοσοφίας” του Δημήτρη Βελισσαρόπουλου αποτελεί αναμφισβήτητα ένα σημαντικό σταθμό και μια πρωτοποριακή προσφορά στην εμβάθυνση του ελληνικού πνεύματος γύρω από τον φιλοσοφικό πλούτο της ινδικής σκέψης. Αν και τις τελευταίες δεκαετίες, οι έλληνεςContinue reading