[INDOLOGY] Avadhanam question

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 17:53:21 UTC 2017

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On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 8:14 PM, Anna Seastrand via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear All, I am writing on behalf of a colleague outside the field who is
> interested in avadhanam, the skill of performing multiple mental tasks at
> the same time. His interest is in the development of artificial
> intelligence and the neglect of the human intellect. He writes, "The
> narrative I'm trying to get at is that in this search of the new and shiny,
> ignoring and leaving behind the ancient and brainy is to our own collective
> peril; and that we would do well to democratize the art and skills of the
> likes of avadhanam before we create giant machine learning external
> brains.”
> I have come across stray references to avadhanam, and I have encountered
> the occasional mention of it in current media, but I don’t know of
> scholarship about its historical development or practice. Any leads or
> citations on its practice new or old would be very much appreciated.
> With thanks,
> Anna
> Anna Lise Seastrand
> Assistant Professor of South Asian Art
> University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
> Heller Hall 417 • 612-625-6384
> annalise at umn.edu
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Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

BoS, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra

BoS, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad, Kerala

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )

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