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Sun 24 Jul 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Theories of Language: Oriental and Occidental

The INDICA Center for Bharatiya Languages (CBL) presents a conversation with retired Professor Mahamahopadhyaya Korada Subrahmanyam on the 24th of July 2022 at 1900 hrs. This INDICA CBL conversation intends to put the spotlight on, amongst other things, the research findings in Dr. Subrahmanyam’s rare book Theories of Language: Oriental and Occidental (2008). His research findings are likely to be of interest to those concerned with questions related to the origin and development of ancient theories of language, the connection of Vyākaraṇam with Philosophy and Sphoṭa, rare comparative analysis of some facets of western linguistics from a decolonised Bhāratīya Vyākaraṇam perspective, and more.


Korada Subrahmanyam

Sanskrit Grammarian & Scholar

Korada Subrahmanyam (born 1954) is a Sanskrit grammarian and scholar from India. He was a Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Hyderabad. Prof. Korada Subrahmanyam was born into a family of Vedic scholars hailing from the Godavari delta region, known as Konaseema. His areas of expertise include the Aṣṭādaśavidyā, Philosophy of Language, and Translation. He is also well versed in Mahābhāṣya, Vākyapadīya, Laghumañjūṣā, Ślokavārtikam and Tantravārtikam.

You can read more about him at https://koradeeyam.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html


Megh Kalyanasundaram

Host, Director – Special Projects

Megh Kalyanasundaram is an Indian citizen, an alumnus of ISB, with close to nine years of lived experience in China. His experience includes stints as a Market Leader at a Global Fortune 40 firm, as Head of Business Development at a leading Indian talent development multinational and a term on the Board of a Shanghai-based not-for-profit. His academic research interests and 20+ papers span aspects of ancient Indian chronology, Indian Knowledge Systems, Landscape in Indic texts, Ancient Indian Jurisprudence, Ideas of India and Philosophy. His research-based compositional Sanskrit album Bhārata and her Kāśmīra has been recognised and listed by the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA). In 2022, he was invited by the National Museum Institute (NMI) to present the research that underpinned his album in a seminar organised by NMI to generate content for a new museum coming up related to Jammu and Kashmir.