A Life’s Journey with Endpoint in Ghostly Japan – Lafcadio Hearn in a New Edition

By Andreas L. KatonisUniversity of Thessaloniki, Greece One could give the above title to the survey of a recent book written on, and by Lafcadio Hearn released by Polaris Publications in Budapest.[1] Hearn is mostly considered to have been an American writer. This is due to the fact that he lived for years in the …

Greece and Bangladesh in a Changing World

By Dr. Dimitrios Vassiliadis(Speech delivered at the World Peace Conference, 4-5 December 2021, Dhaka, with some additions). Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs AK Abdul Momen, Distinguished Participants, Dear Colleagues, It is a happy feeling to be among friends who share common beliefs on human and social values and the same vision for the future …

Hellenistic Elements in the Sculptural Art of Ganga Valley

By Dr. Vinay Kumar* Introduction The Ganga valley is a large geographical area having immense human, cultural and economic significance that makes it the heart of India. A series of finds from all over the region indicates that the Gangetic valley was a resurgent center of artistic activity whose scope has yet to be properly …

National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga for management of Covid-19

The National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga for the management of Covid-19 was released jointly by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH virtually, today. Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog also graced the virtual event. On …

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 …