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Symposium on the Origin of Indian Civilization

July 8-9, 2011

Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Program Schedule

Friday, July 8, 2011

8:00-9:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast  
9:00-9:15AM Welcome and Introduction Bal Ram Singh, PhD, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  Session I:Chair- Dr. Girish Jha  
9:15-10:00am Dialectics of Power and Civilization with Special Reference to Indic Civilization  RP Singh , PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
10:00-10:45AM An Analysis of the Concept of Sacredness in Indus Art  Nalini Rao, PhD, Soka University of America
10:45-11:15AM Break  
11:15-12:00PM Science Not Ideology- Paradigms for Prehistory  NS Rajaram, PhD, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
12:00-1:30PM Lunch  
  Session II: Chair- Dr. Nicholas Kazanas  
1:30-2:15PM Age of the Vedic Rishis with Planetarium Software  Narhari Achar, PhD, Memphis University
2:15-3:00PM South Asian Archeology: Late Prehistoric Cultural Continuity or Discontinuity  James Shaffer, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
3:00-3:30PM Break  
  Session III: Chair - Dr.Narahari Achar  
3:30-4:30PM  Panel Discussion- Meaning of Arya and Aryan- Dravidian Divide in India  Elst, Jha, Rajaram and others
6:30-8:30PM Dinner and Interactions  

                                                                                                               Saturday, July 9, 2011

8:00-9:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast  
9:00-9:15AM Announcements Bal Ram Singh, PhD, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  Session IV: Chair - Dr. NS Rajaram  
9:15-10:00AM Origin of Indian Civilization: Critical Analysis of the Contributions of Linguistics  Angela Mercantonio, PhD, University of Rome
10:00-10:45AM The Origin of the Indic Languages: The Indo-European Model  James Clackson , PhD, Jesus College
10:45-11:15AM Break  
  Session V: Chair - Dr. Angela Marcantonio  
11:15AM-12:00PM Origin and development of Indian Languages and Common Linguistic area  Girish Nath Jha , PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University
12:00-1:30PM Lunch  
1:30-2:30PM Rigvedic-All inclusiveness  Nicholas Kazanas , PhD, Omilos Meleton, Cultural Institute
2:30-3:15PM The lastest theories on the deep roots of Indo-European  Koenraad Elst, PhD, Belgium
3:15-3:45PM Break  
  Session VI: Chair - Dr. James Clackson  
3:45-4:45PM Panel Discussion-Impact of the Origin of Indian Civilization to the modern World Kazanas, Mercantonio, Rosser, Shaffer, Singh and others
4:45-5:00PM Conclusion  
6:00-8:00PM Dinner at Ayur Shri  

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