Sanskrit: Bridging the Past and Shaping the Future

August 31, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Sanskrit: Bridging the Past and Shaping the Future


We are pleased to invite you to a guest lecture in celebration of World Sanskrit Day 2023. This enlightening lecture aims to explore the profound significance of Sanskrit in both the past and its influence on the future.

Speaker: Prof. Oscar Pujol, Director, Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi

Oscar Pujol studied Sanskrit (B.A., M.A.) at the Banaras Hindu University where he took his PhD with the edition of the Samarthapāda of the Tantrapradīpa, a manuscript on Sanskrit Grammar from XII century Bengal. He has published several books and translations from the Sanskrit classics among them The Wisdom of the Forest: translations from the Upaniṣads, Hymn to the Earth, The Love Thief of Bilhaṇa, Savitrī, Kāvyapuruṣotpattiḥ of Rājaśekhara, The Yogasūtra of Patañjali, Rasa: Aesthetic Pleasure in Indian Aesthetics, From The Ganges to the Mediterranean and two monographs one on Śaṃkara and another on Patañjali. He has into his account more than 100 published articles and reviews. He has also published the Sanskrit-Catalan Dictionary (2005) and the Sanskrit-Spanish Dictionary (2019), of 64.000 words that for the first time includes the etymologies of contemporary Philology and those of the Indian Grammarians.

In 2002 he helped in establishing Casa Asia (Barcelona) as Director of Educational Programs introducing the teaching of Asian languages, including Sanskrit, promoting the creation of Asian degrees at Spanish Universities and fostering Indo-Spanish relations. He founded in 2007 the Instituto Cervantes of New Delhi. He has also directed the Instituto Cervantes of Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and Fez. Presently he is again the Director of the Instituto Cervantes of New Delhi.

We look forward to your presence at this insightful lecture.


  • 31st August 2023 | 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM


  • Exhibition Hall, 1st Floor, B-Block, Rishihood University


August 31, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Exhibition Hall, 1st Floor, B-Block, Rishihood University


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