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♦ The Fifth International Vedic Workshop

The Centre for Eurasiatic and Afroasiatic Studies (CEAS), Bucharest organizes:

The Fifth International Vedic Workshop

Hotel Novotel, sala Paris Rive Droite, Bucharest

20.09.2011 – 11 papers

9.00-11.00 official opening:
Sarvaśākhāsamanvayam vaidikamaṅgalam   
addresses by the organizers: Michael Witzel, Shrikant S. Bahulkar, Jan E. M. Houben

11.00-11.30 coffee break

11.30-13.00 – plenary session: 3 papers
MODERATOR: Asko Parpola
Jan E. M. Houben: From Fuzzy-Edged “Family-Veda” to the Canonical Śākhas of the Catur-Veda: Structures and Tangible Traces
Dipak Bhattacharya: Trayī, triads and the Vedas
Madhav Deshpande: Vedicizing a Post-Vedic Text: The case of Ganeṣa Atharvaśīrṣa Upaniṣad

13.00-15.00 lunch

15.00-17.00 – plenary session: 4 papers
MODERATOR: Yasuke Ikari
Michael Witzel: The Veda Śākhās of Kashmir
Johannes Bronkhorst: Vedic schools in northwestern India
Saraju Rath: Donees and their śākhās in Epigraphical sources: North and Central India
Shrikant S. Bahulkar: Attempts towards Preservation and Revival of the Śaunakīya Atharvaveda

17.00-17.30 break

17.30- 18.30 – plenary session: 4 papers
MODERATOR: Werner Knobl
Hartmut Scharfe: Two on a Swing:  A new Perspective on the Ṛgveda
Cezary Galewicz: The Power of the Printed Veda: on early Indian printed editions of the Ṛgveda
Thennilapuram Mahadevan: Was there a Bāṣkala Ṛgveda?
Braj Bihari Chaubey: Āśvalāyana Saṁhitā: its salient features.

21.09.2011 – 16 papers

 8.30-10.30 – plenary session: 4 papers
MODERATOR: Hartmut Scharfe
Silvia d’Intino:  Les Ecoles védiques et la pratique de l’exégèse. Le cas de Skandasvāmin/The Vedic śākhās and the exegetic work: the case Skandasvāmin
Jared S. Klein: Intrastanzaic Repetition in the Rigveda (Verba and Res): a Final Integration
Eijiro Doyama: Kṣetrasya Pati and Mandhātar
Joel Brereton: Atirātra

10.30-11.00 break

11.00-13.00 – plenary session : 4 papers
MODERATOR: Madhav Deshpande
Yasuke Ikari: The place of the Vādhūla school in the Yajurvedic traditions.
Toshifumi Gotō: A survey of new evidence as to formation of the Yajurveda and Brāhmaṇa texts
Kyoko Amano: The indication of divergent ritual opinions in the Maitrāyaṇī Saṃhitā
Michel Angot: Les deux systèmes d’accentuation dans les parties finales de la branche Taittirīya du Veda (Āraṇyaka et Upaniṣad)

13.00-15.00 lunch

15.00-17.00 – plenary session: 4 papers
MODERATOR: Konrad Klaus 
Asko Parpola: The ritual authorities and Vedic schools and texts quoted or referred to in the Jaiminīya-Śrautasūtra
Masato Fujii: The Sāmavedic Śākhā Backgrounds of the Jaiminīya-Upaniṣad-Brāhmaṇa and the Chāndogya-Upaniṣad: A Comparison
Finnian Moore Gerety: Survivals & Revivals: Notes on the Transmission of Jaiminīya Sāmaveda in Contemporary South India
Anne-Marie Quillet:  La discussion sur le prāyaścitta décryptée : Sāmavidhāna-brāhmaṇa, Prap. I khaṇḍa 5-8/Decrypting the prāyaścitta discussion: Sāmavidhāna-brāhmaṇa, Prap. I khaṇḍa 5-8

17.00-17.30 break

17.30- 18.30 – plenary session: 4 papers
MODERATOR: Dipak Bhattacharya
Elizabeth Tucker: Some Linguistic Features of the Paippalāda Saṃhitā in Relation to the Language of the Ṛgveda
Shilpa Sumant: Karmasamuccaya: A Paippalādin Ritual Manual
Velizar Sadovski: Structure and contents of mantra lists and catalogues in the two major śākhas of the Atharvaveda and in other Vedic traditions.
Julieta Rotaru: Paiṭhīnasi, the dharmakāra of the Atharvavedins and his śākhā

22.09.2011 – 8 papers

8.30-10.30 – plenary session: 4 papers
MODERATOR: Masato Fujii 
Konrad Klaus: The relation between Vedic Śākhās in the light of the Śrautasūtras
Makoto Fushimi: Formation of a Śrautasūtra, — the influence of preceding texts on the BaudhSS
Timothy Lubin: The Baudhāyanīya Contribution to Smārta Hinduism
Naoko Nishimura: The Development of the New- and Full-Moon Sacrifice and the Yajurveda Schools: mantras, their brāhmaṇas, and the offerings

10.30-11.00 break

11.00-13.00 – plenary session: 4 papers
MODERATOR: Patrick Olivelle 
Ambarish Khare: Domestic Rituals in the Taittirīya Tradition: A Study of four Gṛhyasūtras
Anne Keßler-Persaud: Competing composition – The ‘grammar’ of Baudhāyana’s, Āpastamba’s and Hiraṇyakeśin’s marriage ritual
Shingo Einoo: Development of the tradition of the funeral rite in the Āśvalāyana school:  Āśvalāyana Śrautasūtra, gṛhyasūtra and two pariśiṣṭas to the gṛhyasūtra
François Voegeli: Vedic Hunting

13.00-15.00 lunch

Transfer to Sinaia

23.09.2011 – 16 papers

8.30-10.30 – plenary session: 4 papers
S. A. S. Sarma: The Priests of the Avudayar Temple in Tamil Nadu: Promoters of the Agniveśyagṛhyasūtra
G.U. Thite: Āpastamba and other Schools of Vedic Ritual
Junko Sakamoto-Goto: The ultimate Agnihotra (ŚB-M XI 3,1, ŚB-K III 1,4, JB I 19f., VādhAnv II 13)
Nirmala Kulkarni: Scribes of Śukla Yajurvedic Manuscripts

10.30-11.00 break

11.00-13.00 – plenary session: 4 papers
MODERATOR: Joel Brereton
Georges-Jean Pinault: About the name of Bṛhaspati
Eystein Dahl: Morphosyntax and modality in Vedic: The development of the Subjunctive
Junuchi Ozono: The periphrastic perfect in the Vedic language and Pāṇini’s Grammar
Máté Ittzés: Light verb construction vs. simple verb in Vedic

13.00-15.00 lunch

15.00-17.00 – plenary session: 4 papers
MODERATOR: Georges-Jean Pinault
Werner Knobl: The Profane in Vedic Prose. Ways of referring to the extra-ritual and non-mythological reality from inside sacred texts
Alexis Pinchard: Roots and Branches: Veda as an Inverted Tree
Kiyotaka Yoshimizu: Tolerance and Intolerance in Kumārila’s Views on the Vedic śākhā
Maitreyee Deshpande: The Transition in the Concept of Time in Vedic Ritual as Seen in the Several Vedic Schools

17.00-17.30 break

17.30- 18.30 – plenary session : 4 papers
MODERATOR: Toshifumi  Gotō
Madhavi Kolhatkar: Peculiarities of some Vedic Śākhās
Joanna Jurewicz: Aspects of continuity of the Vedic tradition
Borayin Larios: The Veda transmission in contemporary Mahārāṣṭra:
preservation and innovation.
Pt. Chaitanya Narayan: Kale Rare Ved Branches – Present Situation in India

TOTAL: 52 papers


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