THREE CENTURIES OF HELLENIC PRESENCE IN BENGAL

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 …

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 …

AN OVERVIEW OF HEALTH CARE IN THE TIBETAN MEDICAL TRADITION

Giorgos Halkias In Tibetan, medicine is called gSoba Rig-pa, the knowledge of healing. The core of the Tibetan Medical Tradition (TMT) is over 1200 years old, dating back to the times of a powerful Tibetan Empire that extended from Ganges to Samarkand, Turfan, and Tun-Huang. TMT received formative influences from Indian, Chinese, and Persian medicine, and …

CONTRIBUTIONS OF MAHAMANA PT. MADAN MOHAN MALAVIYA TO INDIAN RELIGION AND SOCIETY

Dr. Deo Brat Chaube Prof. Department of Philosophy & Religion, Banaras Hindu University This paper presents the thoughts of Mahamana Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya whose contributions to Indian religion and society are notable and remarkable. He felt that the future greatness of India could be built only on the foundations of its past greatness. He …

HINDI FILMS OF THE 50s IN GREECE: THE LATEST CHAPTER OF A LONG DIALO

Helen Abadzi Most people know that Alexander the Great conquered northwest India in 327 CE.  But very few people know that India conquered the heart of Greece around 1960.   Not even Indians know of this remarkable event.[i]  The invasion started in 1954 and took place on the screens of working-class movie houses.  It was an invasion of spectacular …

ELINEPA’s E.U. Project Explores Cross Cultutal Influences in India, Greece and U.K.

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The ELINEPA, in collaboration with the St. Xavier College in Kolkatta and the Open University (The Ferguson Centre for Asian and African Studies) in London submitted a project in line with the objective of the EU-India Economic Cross Cultural Programme on June 3rd 2004 at the office of the EU delegation in New Delhi. The project entitled, “Exploring the present …

DEMETRIOS GALANOS: THE BHAGAVAD GITA IN GREEK

Prof. S.A. Schulz (Unfinished Paper)   1. A brief description of the book’s subject matter. The Bhagavadgita – its full title is श्रीमद् भगवद् गीता [shrimad-bhagavad-gita- (upanishads)]. “The (secret) teachings given in the song of the Sublime Exalted One” – constitutes chapters 25-43 of the “Bhisma-parvan,” the sixth book of the Mahabharata. This celebrated epic, containing more than 90,000 …