Bilingual Discourse and Cross-cultural Fertilisation:
Sanskrit and Tamil in Mediaeval India
International Workshop 22nd - 23rd May, 2009
Convenors: Dr Vincenzo Vergiani (Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge) and Dr Whitney Cox (School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London).
Venue: Wolfson College, Cambridge.
The generous support of the British Academy and of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Cambridge) is gratefully acknowledged.
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Negotiating Tamil-Sanskrit Contacts: Engagements by Tamil Grammarians (Krishnaswamy Nachimuthu, Centre of Indian Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
The Marriage of Bhavana and King Best: A Sixteenth-Century South Indian
Theory of Imagination (David Shulman, Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Is clearing or plowing equal to killing? Tamil culture and the spread of Jainism in Tamilnadu (Takanobu Takahashi, Tokyo)
Early Tamil poetics between Nāṭyaśāstra and Rāgamālā (Herman Tieken, Leiden)
Ten Stages of Love (daśa kāmāvasthāh) and Eight Types of Marriage (aṣtavivāha) in the Tolkāppiyam (Eva Wilden, EFEO, Hamburg University)