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 the 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 sircumstances …

Report on the Greek-Indian economic and trade relations

The Office for Economic and Commercial Affairs of the Embassyof Greece in New Delhi published its annual report onthe state of the Indian economy and the development of economic and trade relations between Greece and India in the year 2017. The reports includes general data on the Indian economy and the prevailing conditions in attracting international investments, …

Publication of studies on the sacred sites of Ganges

On the occasion of the scheduled ELINEPA’s cultural tour to some of the most important pilgrimage centers along the Ganges in Northern India, INDIKA published online two studies by Dr Rana P.B. Singh, Emeritus Professor of Cultural Geography & Heritage, Banaras Hindu University. The studies are available on the links below. THE GAṄGĀ RIVER: IMAGES, …

The echo of the international conference on Dimitrios Galanos

The International Conference “Demetrios Galanos and His Legacy: Indo-Greek scholarship 1790-2018” held in New Delhi and Varanasi in February 2018 attracted the interest of the Greek and Indian press, which published extensive reports for the leading Greek Indologist who became a symbol of the modern Greek-Indian cultural relations. Below we provide links to some original …

A Self Portrait of the University of Athens in Hindi

एथेंस राष्ट्रीय एवं कपोडीष्ट्रियन विश्वविद्यालय – एक आत्म चित्र A Self Portrait of the University of Athens has been translated into Hindi and is now available on the website of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), so that speakers of the national language of India can be informed in their own language about the history and …