Nila Madhab Panda’s “Halkaa” at the 21st Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People

HALKAA  – INDIA – ΗINDI – SOCIAL DRAMA – COLOR, 110 ‘, 2018. DIRECTION:Nila Madhab Panda. SCREENPLAY: Nitin Dixit, Nila Madhab Panda. MUSIC:ShankarMahadevan, Loy Mendonsa, Ehsaan Noorani. CAST: Paoli Dam, Vipin Katyal,Ranvir Shorey, Tathastu. PRODUCTION: Shiv Nadar Foundation. Indian film director Nila Madhab Panda participates with his latest feature film “Halkaa”(Relief –  English title, ‘Pichku’s …

A trip to North Pakistan – from Peshawar to Kalash

by Dimitra Stasinopoulou Travelling to North Pakistan, is an adventure in and of itself! It is a country blessed with abundant natural and historical riches. From breath-taking Himalayan mountain scenery, to rivers and forests, unique tribes, important archaeological sites, museums and very hospital people. Especially the north, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is a wild frontier. Only for visiting …

Demetrios Galanos’ books in the Indo-Greek Digital Library

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 are …

DEMETRIOS GALANOS: DURGA

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 destroys …

DEMETRIOS GALANOS: HITOPADESHA OR PANCHATANTRA

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) …

DEMETRIOS GALANOS: ITIHASA-SAMUCCAYA

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). …

DEMETRIOS GALANOS: RAGHUVAMSHA OR GENEALOGY OF RAGHU

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 descendants …

DEMETRIOS GALANOS: BHAGAVAD GITA

by Demetrios Galanos (1760-1833) Gita or the Divine Melody (Gr. Γιτά ή θεσπέσιον μέλος) (pages lxxxii + 126),   it contains the translation of the Bhagavad Gītã. In the manuscript there is a note announcing the completion of this translation on November 12, 1802. The Bhagavad Gītã, (lit. “The Song of God”), often referred to as the Gita, is a 750 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that …

DEMETRIOS GALANOS: BALABARATA

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), and …

“The status of women in Hinduism” by Apostolos Michailidis

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; Ποια …