Dear Colleagues,

we would like to alert you of the deadline for applications for the four week intensive course in Varanasi  (September, 30th 2017). We would be grateful if you could widely circulate this call for applications among potential participants.

The course

"Lived Sanskrit Cultures in Varanasi"

will take place in Varanasi from 19th Feb. to 16th Mar. 2018.

The course will be carried out by the Cultural and Religious History of South Asia (Classical Indology) department at Heidelberg University and the Indology department at Würzburg University, in cooperation with Prof. Gopabandhu Mishra (BHU). Three broad areas will be covered: "Teaching Sanskrit and the Veda", "Performing Rituals", and "Kāśīyātrā: Processions in Varanasi".  An essential part of the course will be to include gender perspectives in the study of all the three mentioned areas.

For further information please consult the following page:

With many greetings from Heidelberg and Würzburg,

Jörg Gengnagel
Ute Hüsken
Anand Mishra
Prof. Dr. Ute Hüsken
Head of the Department
Cultural and Religious History of South Asia (Classical Indology)
South Asia Institute
Heidelberg University
Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
69120 Heidelberg