Monthly Archives: August 2014

WORKSHOP ON THE PRACTICE, PERFORMANCE AND POLITICS OF SUFI SHRINES IN SOUTH ASIA AND BEYOND

On August 1–4 2014, fourteen scholars from eight countries met near Aurangabad, Maharashtra in a workshop on Sufi shrines sponsored by six American Overseas Research Centers and organized and hosted by the American Institute of Indian Studies.  Participants included two

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JAMES GAIR AND W.S. KARUNATILLAKE — PHOTOS ILLUSTRATING DECADES OF COLLABORATION PROMOTING THE STUDY OF SINHALA

Two distinguished scholars, Professor James W. Gair of Cornell University and Professor W.S. Karunatillake of Kelaniya University, worked together to promote the understanding and study of Sinhala and South Asian linguistics for nearly five decades, from 1965 until Professor Karunatillake’s

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AISLS HOLDS COLOMBO WORKSHOP ON THE SIDAT SANGARA

On 14 July 2014, AISLS held a full day workshop in Colombo on the Sidat Sangara, a medieval Sri Lankan scholastic work written as a guide for the composition of Sinhala poetry. This text had a long-standing influence on Sinhala

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