Some Greek–related publications of the Greek Club Kyklos in Kolkata

By Ujjal Ghosh* The “Greek Club KYKLOS” was founded in 1988 by the renowned polyglot linguist Asit Chakraborty (1935-2003) and a few other friends of the Greek civilization in Kolkata. Since then the Club has increased in numbers and provides regular Greek language courses every Monday evening at its premises (Lokenath Apartment, 74A, Nagendra Nath …

A study on Demetrios Galanos in Pustak Bharati Research Journal, Toronto-Canada

The latest issue (Jan. – Jun. 2020) of the Research Journal Pustak Bharati  (ISSN 2562-6086) has pulished a research paper entitled “Demetrios Galanos (1760-1833) The First Greek Indologist” by Dr. Dimitrios Vassiliadis. This unique tri-monthly, bilingual (Hindi and English) research oriented e-journal is published by the Editorial Committee of the Pustak Bharati, Toronto, Canada, for …

The Greek Cemetery of Kolkata

By Helen Abadzi Presentation at Bengali Studies ConferenceGeorgetown University, Washington DC,  Around 2002 MAIN POINTS Greek presence in Kolkata • Greek ‘refugees’ mainly from Philippoupolis (now Plovdiv in Bulgaria) • Left Ottoman empire when Brits took over Kolkata • Merchants of cloth, salt, jute, (kyratzides, they went too far for kiraya) • Greeks spread to …

DIMITRIOS GALANOS (1760 – 1833) – THE FORERUNNER OF GREEK INDOLOGY

By Dimitrios Vassiliadis The First YearsDemetrios Galanos, the ‘Athenian,’ is the first and most eloquent Greek scholar in modern times to have widely contributed to the knowledge of India’s literary, philosophical and religious traditions. He was born in 1760 to a middle class family living in Athens, which at the time was a small town …

Voluntary Death: Eastern Orthodox Christian and Jain Perspectives

Paper presented in the International Conference and Exhibition on Jain History, Art & Culture, Museum of Asian Art, Corfu/17-18 November 2018 Apostolos Michailidis PhD in Theology/National & Kapodistrian University of Athens M.A. in Indian Philosophy & Religion/Banaras Hindu University of Varanasi Respected Teachers, Dear Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen, During Alexander’s campaign to the East, the …

Mahatma Gandhi and the Contentious Issue of Languages in India

Dipak Malik (Emeritus Director of the Gandhian Institute of Studies, Varanasi, India) Mahatma Gandhi was the first person in India’s freedom struggle who raised the question of a language for a nation striving for independence from Colonial rule. This vital question simply skirted almost all pre-Gandhi leaders as they were mostly part of the English …

Maruti 800: The Legend of the Early Car Industry in India

Efrosini Vizovitou School of Fine & Visual Arts Thessaloniki Industrial Design 1. Winter Semester 2018 Tutor: Georgios Liamadis THE FIRST YEARS 1944-1954 Tata  Engineering and Locomotive Company ( TELCO) Hindustan Motors  (HML) in Calcutta Premier Automobiles  (PAL) in Bombay 1953 Prohibition of car imports for toning up of the local industry Early 80s Production remained …

The Kalash People in Northern Pakistan

By Dimitra Stasinopoulou The ancient ethnic group of the Kalash people, live high in the remote mountains of Pakistan’s Hindu Kush (an extension of the Himalayas) deep in the valleys of Bumboret, Rumbur and Birir, near the inaccessible mountain border of Taliban-controlled zones of Afghanistan and more specifically in the greater area of Chitral valley, in …

Hellenistic Elements in the Sculptural and Terracotta Art of Mauryan Period

Vinay Kumar* Contacts with Greeks and Greek kingdoms were well established in the Mauryan period, as we find from many inscriptions of Ashoka. This contact with Greece and Hellenism began from the days of Chandragupta Maurya the founder of the Mauryan dynasty in the closing decades of the fourth century B.C.[1] Under such circumstances penetration …