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Lecture series on the Mahabharata

Bannanje Govindacharya

Bannanje Govindacharya  

Inaugural lecture by Bannanje Govindacharya today

The Dvaita Philosophy Resource Centre (DPRC), Manipal University, will be hosting a lecture series on the Mahabharata.

A press release issued here on Friday said that the series will begin with a special inaugural lecture by Bannanje Govindacharya at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday at the admission hall in the administrative block of the university.

He will speak on Mahabharata: Principles and paradoxes.

According to Srinivasan Acharya, coordinator of DPRC, the Mahābhārata deals with all aspects of human life.

This vast literature is a source of wisdom, which speaks about human history, geography, the lineage of many dynasties of India, cultures, traditions, ethical framework, art and architecture, education system, trading and economic system, politics, the status of women and almost every aspect of human civilisation, Mr. Acharya adds.

DPRC is at present running a project on the Mahabharata and the lecture series aligns with it.

The Computational Analysis of the Mahabharata research project, funded by Manipal University, which began in October 2016, works towards building digital concordance of three major critical editions of the Mahabharata, grammatical analysis and subject indexing of the text.

The development of Digital Humanities and Sanskrit Computational Linguistics would enable advanced interactions with texts and discourses.

Vedavyasa Samshodhana Kendra is, under the aegis of Kukke Subrahmanya Mutt, Subrahmanya, extending its support towards a part of the project on the Sastri-Vavilla critical edition, which is said to be close to Sri Madhvacharya’s annotation, Mahabharata Tatparyanirṇaya, the release said.

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