GLIMPSES OF THE GREEK COMMUNITY FROM THE DHAKA UNIVERSITY GRAVESTONES

December 31st, 2005 by

Helen Abadzi A small yellow building that looks a little like a Greek temple faces the campus wall near the Teacher-Student Center of Dhaka University.  It looks old and was in very bad state until the 1960s, when university authorities renovated it.  A mysterious inscription is written on the frieze above the entrance to theContinue reading


THREE CENTURIES OF HELLENIC PRESENCE IN BENGAL

December 31st, 2005 by
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Dimitrios Vassiliadis There is now tangible evidence indicating that the settlement of Greek merchants in Bengal must have begun as early as the beginning of the seventeenth century. This is substantiated  by the discovery of two Greek tombstones, dated 1713 and 1728, and preserved in the aisles of the Catholic Cathedral of the Virgin Mary ofContinue reading


Jawaharlal Nehru’s Role in World Affairs

November 14th, 2005 by
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JAWAHARLAL NEHRU’S ROLE IN WORLD AFFAIRS   On the occasion of the 116th anniversary of Javaharlal Nehru‘s birthday, the Indo Hellenic Society for  Culture and Development (ELINEPA) and the Indian Embassy in Athens organised a joint event on Monday, 14 November 2005. This event was a demonstration on the subject “ Javaharlal Nehru‘s Role inContinue reading


ΤΖΑΒΑΧΑΡΛΑΛ ΝΕΧΡΟΥ: Ο ΡΟΛΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΣΤΙΣ ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΕΣ ΥΠΟΘΕΣΕΙΣ

November 14th, 2005 by
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ΤΖΑΒΑΧΑΡΛΑΛ ΝΕΧΡΟΥ: Ο ΡΟΛΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΣΤΙΣ ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΕΣ ΥΠΟΘΕΣΕΙΣ   H Ελληνο-Ινδική Εταιρεία Πολιτισμού και Ανάπτυξης (ΕΛΙΝΕΠΑ) δημοσίευσε ένα μικρό αφιέρωμα για τον Τζαβαχαρλάλ Νέχρου, τον πρώτο Πρωθυπουργό της Ανεξάρτητης Ινδίας. Η δημοσίευση έγινε με την ευκαιρία της πολιτιστικής εκδήλωσης  που συνδιοργάνωσε η ΕΛΙΝΕΠΑ με την Ινδική Πρεσβεία για τα Γενέθλια του Νέχρου στις 14 Νοεμβρίου 2005Continue reading


SCRIPTURE AND EPIC: A COMPARATIVIST LOOKS AT THE BIOGRAPHIES OF THE BUDDHA AND ODYSSEUS

November 13th, 2005 by

Nick J. Allen Like many students, I assume that the founder of Buddhism was himself a historical figure (how else does one explain the existence of such a founder-focused religion?), but also that very little is historical in the traditional biography, even as it is presented in the earliest sources.  What follows is a paperContinue reading


ELINEPA’s Academic Affiliation with theIndian Society for Greek and Roman Studies

October 7th, 2005 by
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ELINEPA’s ACADEMIC AFFILIATION WITH THE INDIAN SOCIETY FOR GREEK & ROMAN STUDIES  The President of the Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (ELINEPA), Dr. Demetrios Vassiliades visited the first week of October 2005 the headquarters of the Indian Society for Greek and Roman Studies (ISGARS) at MJP Rohilkhad University in Bareilly and had discussions withContinue reading


OUR LADY LAKSHMI

August 16th, 2005 by
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Poem by Dennis Dinopoulos By the Hoogly River at  the Flower Market, it was one long Oh! The colours poignant vibrating splashes, infusing the air with a fragrance overwhelming, ushering me along. I was floating on feelings, walking on clouds, suspended in wonder that I should be here, walking by your side; you, in yourContinue reading


WESTERNERS AND INDIAN MUSIC IN EUROPE

June 13th, 2005 by
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Charly Wintermeyer  Indian music covers a broad range of different styles. There are two major systems of classical music – the south Indian or Karnatik – and the north Indian or Hindustani. In addition there are many folk styles and the hybrid film music of Bollywood and other important film cities in India.   I amContinue reading


DRIVING IN INDIA

June 7th, 2005 by

by a Dutch national who spent two years in India   For the benefit of every Tom, Dick and Harry visiting India and daring to drive on Indian roads,  I am offering a few hints for survival. They are applicable to every place in India except Bihar, where life outside a vehicle is only marginallyContinue reading


COMMON ROOTS BETWEEN INDIA AND GREECE

May 31st, 2005 by

These lectures were delivered by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati, President of the Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger – India, during his visit in Greece in May 2005     Lecture 1: Swami Shraddhananada: Plato and the Upanishads.   Sw. Niranjan’s Comments: An interesting comparison between the thoughts of Plato and the thoughts conveyed in the Upanishads. In the timesContinue reading