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20 January 2021

Call for Papers: The 37th Annual Sanskrit Traditions in the Modern World Symposium

Submission Deadline: 28th February 2021

Conference will be held on Friday 28th May 2021

Hosted online by the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

The 37th annual STIMW symposium will take place online on Friday 28th May, 2021, hosted by the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of South Asia’s rich Sanskrit religious and intellectual culture. 

Proposals of no more 300 words should be submitted by 28th February 2021. They should be sent to the organising committee:

Sanskrit Traditions in the Modern World (STIMW) is a forum for the discussion of the Sanskrit traditions of South Asia, and the texts and cultures that have arisen out of them. Older archives and information for past STIMW events at the University of Manchester can be found here:

Papers and Format

Papers are presented by leading scholars in the field as well as by research students. Papers are pre-circulated so that participants can read them before the seminar to ensure the best possible use of discussion time. Papers are therefore not read out at the seminar itself but instead briefly introduced by the chair who will then raise questions to the paper-giver, before opening the discussion. Papers should be no longer than 20 A4 pages, including notes and references. To facilitate discussion for those short of reading time, paper-givers should provide a one-page abstract of the key argument of the paper, along with their paper. Please include your email address for further feedback.