Dear Colleagues


Please find below the updated programme for this year's Sanskrit Tradition in the Modern World symposium (STIMW) to be held in Manchester on Friday 29 May.  You are encouraged to register as soon as possible online at (In case of queries please contact Dr Suthren Hirst rather than myself.)

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK
Fri 29 May 2015    10.45 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Martin Harris Centre, G16, University of Manchester 
 10.45-11.10   Coffee and registration
11.15-12.00   Mike Williams, Vienna 
                   ‘What can we know about the life of a text? The Nyāyabhāṣya, its transmission and philosophy’ (Discussant: Jacqueline Hirst)
12.00-12.45   Jacqueline Suthren Hirst, Manchester
                    ‘What’s the use of (sub-)sub-commentaries? A case study on ‘the fall of the body’: thoughts on Sureśvara and Ānandagiri’ (Discussant: Dermot Killingley)
12.45-1.55             Lunch
2.00-2.45       Jonathan Duquette, Oxford
                        Tradition, Identity and Scriptures: religious inclusivism in the writings of an early modern Sanskrit intellectual’ (Discussant: Jessica Frazier)
2.45-3.30       Katan Alder, Lancaster/Manchester
                    'Singing the Nation into Being: Contemporary Hindu Nationalism and Sanskrit Traditions'  (Discussant: John Zavos)
4.00-4.45        Peter Connolly, Open University
                     The Vedānticisation of the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali: a modern appraisal'
                     (Discussant: Matthew Clark)
4.45-5.00       STIMW 2016


With many thanks


Jackie Hirst


Dr Jacqueline Suthren Hirst
Senior Lecturer in South Asian Studies
Religions and Theology
Samuel Alexander Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL