[INDOLOGY] Upcoming symposium on the Greater Magadha theory

Joanna Jurewicz j.jurewicz at uw.edu.pl
Wed Apr 28 18:26:36 UTC 2021

Well, thank you, but  I feel horribly humiliated.

If someone criticized my  work, my methodology, if someone showed that I am
talking nonsense, I do not understand Sanskrit, whatever,  I would
understand why I am not with you - with you, people, born beyond
the western border of the Oder. I have written plenty of  papers, two books
on the Veda, ,the third is about to be published (my paper on conceptual
connections between the Veda and the Buddhism is one of the most cited,
positively),  trying to do that in English which is not my mother tongue in
order to submit myself to the critics, to discussions, moreover, I can see
that it makes sense what I do... and I could not do without cognitive
linguistics which is difficult and I devoted much time to learn it too.

Sorry, Dominik, I am too old not to talk about it. In two years I will be
sixty. Now I have nothing to lose.

But as I told you, I feel horribly humiliated. Do your duty and I will do


Prof. dr hab. Joanna Jurewicz

Katedra Azji Południowej /Chair of South Asia Studies

Wydział Orientalistyczny / Faculty of Oriental Studies

Uniwersytet Warszawski /University of Warsaw

ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28

00-927 Warszawa , Poland

Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages

College of Human Sciences


Pretoria, RSA

Member of Academia Europaea


śr., 28 kwi 2021 o 19:35 Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> napisał(a):

> Yes, if the participants give their permission.  I'm still asking them.  I
> will make a statement about this on the symposium website.
> On Wed, 28 Apr 2021 at 10:41, Matthew Kapstein <mkapstei at uchicago.edu>
> wrote:
>> Thanks Dominik,
>> This is most interesting. Will it be recorded and made available for
>> those of us unable to participate at the time it takes place?
>> best,
>> Matthew
>> Matthew Kapstein
>> Directeur d'études, émérite
>> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
>> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
>> The University of Chicago
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at list.indology.info> on behalf of
>> Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:34 AM
>> *To:* Indology <indology at list.indology.info>
>> *Subject:* [INDOLOGY] Upcoming symposium on the Greater Magadha theory
>> Greater Magadha: Evaluation and Retrospective
>> An online symposium to discuss the Greater Magadha hypothesis of Johannes
>> Bronkhorst
>> May 6 - 9, 2021  ·  University of Alberta (online)
>> In his 2007 book *Greater Magadha
>> <https://books.google.ca/books?id=4GNG5KuH73QC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false>*,
>> Johannes Bronkhorst proposed a new theory for the historical formation of
>> Indian culture in the mid-first millennium BCE. The theory proposed that a
>> cultural and geographical area, Greater Magadha, was settled by an early
>> wave of Indo-European speakers.  A second wave of Indo-European speakers,
>> carriers of Vedic culture, subsequently encountered the Greater Magadhans
>> to the east and the resultant cultural meeting gave rise to the main
>> features known in later Indian history.  The Greater Magadha theory
>> addresses many deep problems about the early formation of Indian culture
>> that have long puzzled historians.  It has been widely accepted, but has
>> also given rise to serious criticism.  This symposium will bring together
>> some of the principal scholars who have engaged with the theory to discuss
>> and retrospectively evaluate the theory just over a decade after it was
>> proposed.
>> This symposium is hosted by Prof. Dominik Wujastyk at the Department of
>> History, Classics and Religion at the University of Alberta and with the
>> financial support of the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research
>> Council.
>> The symposium will be conducted online as a Zoom Webinar.
>> Full details of the symposium and registration are available at this
>> website:
>>    - http://eventleaf.com/GreaterMagadha
>> Best wishes,
>> Dominik Wujastyk
>> --
>> Professor Dominik Wujastyk
>> <https://apps.ualberta.ca/directory/person/wujastyk>
>> ,
>> Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
>> ,
>> Department of History and Classics
>> <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
>> ,
>> University of Alberta, Canada
>> .
>> South Asia at the U of A:
>> sas.ualberta.ca
>> SSHRC research: The Suśruta Project <http://sushrutaproject.org>
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