Saraswati Sanskrit Prize

Axel Michaels michaels.axel at GOOGLEMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 28 15:14:56 UTC 2012

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:

(sorry for cross-postings)

Best regards
Axel Michaels

Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels
Acting Director Excellence Cluster "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Sprecher des SFB 619 ("Ritualdynamik")

Universität Heidelberg, Südasien-Institut, Im Neuenheimer Feld 330, D-69120 Heidelberg
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