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

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 students …

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

The Greek-Indian Association 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 beginning …

Yanni’s performance at the Taj Mahal – March 1997

Renowned Greek music composer Yiannis Chryssomallis (professionally known as Yanni), became the First Western Artist to be permitted to perform at the Taj Mahal, one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage. Yanni and his international team comprising of almost 300 members performed live for three consecutive nights from 20 to 22 March 1997 …

SYMPOSIUM INDIA – GREECE: 2500 YEARS OF CULTURAL EXCHANGES

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations, the Foundation for Hellenic Culture and the Embassy of Greece, New Delhi in cooperation with the India International Center organized a Symposium “India – Greece: 2500 years of Cultural Exchanges” in New Delhi from 25th March to 2nd April, 1995. The symposium was welcomed by a message from the …