First Announcement

Sanskrit in Southeast Asia
The Harmonizing Factor of Cultures

An International Conference organized by Sanskrit Studies Centre and The Department of Oriental Languages, Faculty of Archeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Conference: May 21-22, 2001
    Cultural tour: May 23, 2001
Venue: Royal River Hotel, Bangkok

Theme of the Conference:
Sanskrit as the Strong Cultural Base of Southeast Asia

1. Sanskrit studies in Southeast Asia
2. Sanskrit epics and Puranas
3. Impact of Sanskrit language and literature
4. Buddhism and Brahmanism
5. System of Ayurvedic medicine
6. Impact of shastras on Southeast Asian polity, art, achitecture and modern sciences
7. Impact of Sanskrit on philosophy
8. Sanskrit epigraphy
9. Astrology and astronomy
10. Agama and tantra

Call for Papers:
20 minutes, English, 10 min. discussion. Abstracts about 250 word type-written in Times New Roman are to be sent by mail, Fax, and preferably by Email. It should contain the title of the paper, full name of the scholar and name of the institiution and country on the top. Deadline January 31, 2001.

Fee of US $ 50 (including conference materials, use of conference appliances, refreshments, lunches, dinners and local cultural tour.
Hotel accomodation at Royal River Hotel: 800 Baht = US $ 20 per day, single room ( breakfast incl.) / 900 Baht = US $ 23 per day, double room with concessional rate. Participants, who want to book should sent advance money for the first night to the orginising committee with a draft in US Dollar payable to Silpakorn Universit's Account No. 058-1-16276-5 at Krung Thai Bank (until March 31, 20001).

Address for correspondence:
Sanskrit Studies Centre,
Office of the President, Silpakorn University, 22, Boromoarachoachonnani Road,
Ta Ling Chan, Bangkok-10170, Tailand.
Tel.&Fax (662)8807374 ext. 2801 and also Tel. (662) 2226818, Fax (662) 2265355.

As of now, please write to either of the following:
Dr. Hari Dutt Sharma                                            Dr. Chirapat Prapandvidya
Visiting Professor of Sanskrit,                               Director, Sanskrit Studies Centre,
Silpakorn University,                                             Silpakorn, University,
Bangkok,                                                                Bangkok, Email: ;