A joint conference will be organized by Prof. Christoph Wulf from FU Berlin and Prof. Axel Michaels from Heidelberg University at JNU on 25th November 2015. The topic of the conference is of central importance in the heated discussion in 'India if Sanskrit. Knowledge can be considered as an early form of scientific knowledge. In politics quite a few people assume that Sanskrit knowledge is a preform of scientific knowledge and use the label "scientific" to postulate continuity between Indian cultural traditions and modern sciences. The conference participants will discuss theses discourses and will analyze to what degree the notion of science is used or misused to reinforce and legitimize existing cultural and societal traditions.
Nov 25, 2015
Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Delhi