Demetrios Galanos’ books in the Indo-Greek Digital Library

July 1st, 2018 by
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The forerunner of Modern Greek Indology was undoubtedly Dimitrios Galanos the Athenian (1760-1833), who lived and worked for 40 years in Benaras, India, translating into Greek some of the most important texts of Indian literature. The manuscripts of Galanos were transferred, according to his last will, to the National Library of Athens, where they areContinue reading


DEMETRIOS GALANOS: DURGA

June 30th, 2018 by
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by Demetrios Galanos (1760-1833) Durga (Gr. Δουργά) (pages xxxix + 67), includes the translation of Devīmāhātmyam (Greatness of the Goddess). Devīmāhātmyam known also as Durgā Saptashatī, Durgãmãhãtmyam,  Caṇḍī Pāṭha  or simply  Caṇḍī is part of the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa (chap. 81- 93) and it is estimated to have been composed in Sanskrit between 400-600 CE.   Devīmāhātmyam contains hymns to the glory of the goddess of light, Durgă, which destroysContinue reading


DEMETRIOS GALANOS: HITOPADESHA OR PANCHATANTRA

June 30th, 2018 by
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by Demetrios Galanos (1760-1833) The sixth volume of Galanos’s works, published under the title, Hitopadesha or Pancha Tantra, written by the wise Vishnusarna and Psittakos Mythologia Noctrina, contains stories from Hitopadeśa (Part Two, No. 1852, 150 pages), Pañcatantra (Mss., no. 1842 and 1852, 111 pages) and Śuka-saptati or Seventy tales of the parrot (Ms. No. 1850, 77 pages)Continue reading


DEMETRIOS GALANOS: ITIHASA-SAMUCCAYA

June 30th, 2018 by
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by Demetrios Galanos (1760-1833) The book, as its title suggests, is a collection of stories (Itihāsa Samuccaya)  from Mahābhārata one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India which is attributed to Vyāsa. In the manuscript there is a note informing us that Galano had completed this translation in 1824. (Pages xxxvi + 285). The fifth publication in a series of Gananos’ manuscripts (Ms. No. 13).Continue reading


DEMETRIOS GALANOS: RAGHUVAMSHA OR GENEALOGY OF RAGHU

June 30th, 2018 by
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by Demetrios Galanos (1760-1833) The Raghuvamsa or Genealogy of Raghu (Gr. Ραγγου Βάνσα ή Γενεαλογία του Ράγγου) (pages xcv + 275) is the first translation into the Greek language of the epic work Raghuvamśa by the most celebrated Sanskrit poet Kālidāsa (5th century AD). The Sanskrit epic (mahakavya) narrates, in 19 sargas (cantos), the stories related to the Raghu dynasty, namely the family of King Dilipa and his descendantsContinue reading


DEMETRIOS GALANOS: BHAGAVAD GITA

June 30th, 2018 by
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by Demetrios Galanos (1760-1833) Gita or Divine Song (Gr. Γιτά ή θεσπέσιον μέλος) (pages lxxxii + 126), contains the translation of the Bhagavad Gītā. In the manuscript there is a note announcing the completion of this translation on November 12, 1802. The Bhagavad Gītā, (The Lord’s Song), consists of 750 verses divided into 18 chapters. It forms a partContinue reading


DEMETRIOS GALANOS: BALABARATA

June 30th, 2018 by
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by Demetrios Galanos (1760-1833) Balabarata or brevity of Mahābhārata (Gr. Βαλαβαράτα ή Συντομή της Μαχαβαράτας), (pages lxvi + 867), it contains the translation of the Bālabhārata of the Jain poet Amaracandra-Sūri Amaracandra is the author of thirteen texts including a close metrical abridgement of the Mahābhārata called the Bālabhārata. This text is divided into 18 parts (parvas), 44 chapters (sargas), andContinue reading


“The status of women in Hinduism” by Apostolos Michailidis

June 22nd, 2018 by
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APOSTOLOS MICHAILIDIS THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN HINDUISM Doctoral thesis dissertation National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / Department of Theology First Edition: 2006 Second Edition (Improved): 2009 Number of pages: 334 Size: 24×17 ISBN:978-960-354-201-8 «Κόρη, σύζυγος, μητέρα, χήρα, ασκήτρια ή θεά κατά περίσταση. Ποιο νόημα αποδίδει ο Ινδουισμός σε αυτούς τους γυναικείους ρόλους; ΠοιαContinue reading


Screening of the movie “Court”

April 11th, 2018 by
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The Aghia Paraskevi Cinema Club presents the awarded film “Court”, written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane  on Wednesday, April 11, at 8 pm, at the Cultural Park, St. Kotsis , 1 Spartis str., Agia Paraskevi. The film examines the Indian legal system through the Mumbai Sessions Court trial of an ageing protest singer, Narayan Kamble (Vira Sathidar), who is accused of encouraging aContinue reading


“Up Down & Sideways” the Indian participation in the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

March 4th, 2018 by
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The International Film Festival of Thessaloniki that celebrates, this year, 20 years of life and 20 years of creative relationship with the fascinating art of the documentary, opened its curtain on March 2, 2018, in the packed Olympion Theatre, and in the presence of politicians, artists and prominent representatives of the audiovisual industry, and itContinue reading