GLIMPSES OF THE GREEK COMMUNITY FROM THE DHAKA UNIVERSITY GRAVESTO

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 the …

THREE CENTURIES OF HELLENIC PRESENCE IN BENGAL

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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 of …

Jawaharlal Nehru’s Role in World Affairs

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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 in World Affairs” at the Cultural Centre of …

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

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 paper …

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

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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 with the General Secretary Prof. U.P. Arora, and other members of the Indian …

OUR LADY LAKSHMI

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 your …

DRIVING IN IN

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 marginally safer. …

COMMON ROOTS BETWEEN INDIA AND GREECE

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 times of Plato …

Nikolaos Tombazis’ Photographic Exhibition “India-Greece”

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The section of the photographic archive of the BenakiMuseum organised from 16 May until 19 June, a retrospective performance of the total work of Nikolaos Tompazis (1894-1986), the pioneering Greek mountaineer traveller. His work was recorded and preserved by photographic testimony displaying scenes of folklore tradition, as well as brilliant, gorgeous architectural monuments of the cities Fatehpur–Sikri, Luknow, Lahore, Benares, Delhi andShrinagar. The exhibition consisted of …