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Travel Grant for Workshop on Textual Criticism

Workshop on Textual Criticism

Indic Academy is pleased to extend a grant for attending the Three-day Workshop on ‘Textual Criticism’ in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. We are happy to support three scholars, by way of a travel grant of upto Rs 10,000 each or actuals whichever is less.

Amrita Darshanam: International Centre for Spiritual Studies is organizing a Three-day Workshop on ‘Textual Criticism’ from 14-16 February, 2020, in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

The workshop aims to serve as an introduction to the general principles and methodological considerations of critical editions, the history of textual criticism, the specificities of textual transmission and different philological traditions, digital tools for scholarly editions, etc. In particular, participants will work on:

  1. A part of the 10th chapter of the Śivadharmottara, a seventh-century work which is transmitted in a large number of manuscripts, particularly from Nepal,
  2. An unpublished chapter of the Sarvajñānottaratantra, a seventh-century work that requires to be reconstructed using a twelfth-century commentary on the work by Aghoraśiva (Sarvajñānottaravṛtti),
  3. A section of the Raghuvaṃśa with the tenth-century commentary of Vallabhadeva as transmitted in manuscripts from Kashmir,
  4. A case of a codex unicus: Brahmaśambhu’s tenth-century ritual manual surviving in a single manuscript in Calcutta.

Workshop on Textual Criticism

Resource Persons:

Prof. Dominic Goodall, Professor (Directeur d’études), École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Pondicherry.

Dr. S. A. S. SarmaResearch Officer, École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Pondicherry.

Date: 14-16 February, 2020

Venue: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

To register, visit:

Applications for travel grants should be sent to by 5th February with profile/CV and a Statement of Purpose. Selected candidates are expected to submit an article about experiences and learning at the workshop, which may be published on

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