Summer Schools in Spoken Sanskrit and Nepali / Saraswati Sanskrit Prize 2012

Axel Michaels michaels.axel at GOOGLEMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 25 14:06:48 UTC 2012

The Department of Classical Indology, University of Heidelberg is organizing 

- Summer School in Spoken Sanskrit (Sadananda Das) 


- Nepali Intensive Course (Laxmi Nath Shrestha)

from 6th to 31st August, 2012 at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg.

Applications for participation in these courses are invited and should reach us by 15th May, 2012.

For more information, please check the course website:


Applications are invited for 
Saraswati Sanskrit Prize 2012 
for which oral presentations or debates will be held on 31st August 2012 
at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg on the topic:

िकमर्थं संस्कृतमधीमहे ?
Why should we study Sanskrit?

Applications should reach us latest by 27th August 2012.

Saraswati Sanskrit Prize is instituted by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) together with the Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia (Classical Indology), Heidelberg to recognize the contribution of bonafide students in promoting the understanding of Sanskrit and to foster deeper appreciation of the Indian heritage.
The prize comprizes a ten-day visit to India, including air travel and hospitality, a citation and a silver plaque to be presented during an award ceremony in India.
It is conferred every two year and covers writings or oral presentation including debates, in Sanskrit on literature, political, cultural or economic aspects with specific emphasis on modern issues. Saraswati Prize was awarded to Mr. Gianni Pellegrini (Italy) in 2010 and to Mr. Miquel Peralta (Spain) in 2008.

For more information, please check the official website:

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