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Sun 17 Jul 2022

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Fallacious Reasoning According to Tarka Shaastra

The term “Tarka Shaastra” refers to the union of the Nyaaya and Vaisheshika Darshanas. Understanding Tarka Shaastra is regarded as being essential for understanding all other shaastras. Many ideas about Pramaana, the means of knowledge, and Vaada, the art of debate, are found in this Shaastra.  In this session, I’ll discuss a) How to spot flawed reasoning and b) Types & examples of faulty reasons.


Suryanarayana Jammalamadaka

Assistant Professor @ MIT IIKS

As a researcher and scholar, he intends to develop future masters by training people who will take the Shaastric perspective to the next level, which he believes will only happen when Shaastric texts are liberated not just as sacred texts but also as manuals to solve problems. He aims to work towards building Shaastric technology, which are in the form of Shaastric texts and concepts now


Dr Nagaraj Paturi

Host, Senior Director & Chief Curator, INDICA

Dr Nagaraj Paturi trained in Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta by his hyper-polyglot, polymath and spiritually accomplished sakala-shaastra-paarangata father, late Sri Paturi Sitaramanjaneyulu garu, he is seriously committed to the transmission of Vedic sciences to the present generation. He designed a very big number of courses of contemporary applications of Vedic Sciences and has been successfully teaching them and getting them taught. Presently he is Presently he is Director, Indic Academy And Distinguished Professor, Curriculum Designer, Executive Committee Member and Member, Board of Studies, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune. Member, Board of Studies for Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Kavikulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University, Veda Vijnana Gurukula. Formerly Senior Professor of Cultural Studies FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of Liberal Education Former Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, US) In his PhD (1998, UoH) Developed Indic Model of Myth Criticism of Literature. MPhil (1987, UoH) Brought out Vakyapadiyam as theoretical foundation of Ashtaadhyaayee Around 50 publications, around 60 conference /seminar/ workshop papers. Consultancy to numerous culture research and theater and dance innovation projects. Scores of creative writing works for Classical Dance, Modern Theater and magazines. Several series of talks and other programs on Radio and Television channels.