“Culture and Classical Languages – Essays and Interviews” by Andreas Katonis

Elisavet Katona “The handy volume lures us to understand the importance of studying classical languages and cultures as beaconing lights for the future of humanity.” Publisher In this book the author explores the Indo-Greek linguistic and cultural relations on a broad basis as important foundations for the study of classical languages and classical cultures. The …

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha for Android phones/device for Free

A useful application for yoga practitioners. APMB – Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha is recognized internationally as one of the most systematic yoga manuals available today. Since its first publication by the Bihar School of Yoga in 1969, it has been reprinted 21 times and translated into many languages. It is the main reference text used …

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). …