27.06.2012 ►Prof. Hampana in Berlin

Posted: 29.06.2012
Updated on: 30.11.2012

Invitation ►Prof. Hampana Lecture @ Center for Jaina Studies

Das Zentrum für Jaina Studien (Center for Jaina Studies) am Fachbereich für Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften und  die Abteilung Kunstgeschichte Südasiens des Kunsthistorischen Instituts lädt ein zu einem Vortrag über die kanaresische Literatur im südlichen Indien unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Jaina Religion:

Prof. Dr. Hampa Nagarajaiah

(Bangalore, India)

Importance of Kannada Literature with special reference to Jainism

Prof. em. Dr. Nagarajaiah, Hampa, one of the major litterateurs of Karṇaṭaka, has authored more than 80 books in Kannada and English. His writings, spread over four decades, cover a wide range of topics embracing different disciplines and fields of research. Some of his books have been translated into English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Rajasthani, Tamil, Tulu, and Telugu. He has taught under-graduate and post-graduate classes for over 38 years. He has served Kannaḍa Sāhitya Parishat, 95 year old premier literary Institute in Karṇaṭaka, as General Secretary as well as President. With 'hampanā' as his nom de plume, he is a recipient of a number of State and National Awards. Contemporary literati have honoured him with seven festschrifts. SVASTI, the eighth Felicitation Volume, brought out on his 75th Birthday, has been edited by Prof. Nalini Balbir, University of Paris, France.

Dr. Nagarajaiah has presented papers at the National and International Congresses and Symposia and delivered Endowment and Foundation Lectures in various universities. The presidentship of the International Conference on Jainism, 2010, at Mysore is the crowning glory of his scholastic journey.

He is also a Member on the Advisory Board of the Centers for Jaina Studies in the Universities of  Berlin, London, and Miami. His contribution to the study of Jainology in particular is significant and seminal.

 

Zeit: Mittwoch, den 27. Juni 2012, 8.30 Uhr c.t.
Ort: Kunsthistorisches Institut, Koserstr. 20, Raum 320

 

Prof. Dr. Monika Zin             Dr. des. Isabell Johne             Patrick Krüger M.A.
(KHI, Abteilung Südasien)      (KHI, Abteilung Südasien)      (Center for Jaina Studies)


Lecture ►Importance of Kannada Literature with special reference to Jainism

On June 27th, 2012, after welcomed by Prof. Zin, Prof. Gail and Patrick Krueger, Prof. Hampana gave a lecture on "Importance of Kannada Literature with special reference to Jainism" at Center for Jaina Studies (CFJS) of Freie Universität Berlin.

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Prof. Zin, Patrick Krueger, Prof. Hampana at Center for Jaina Studies of Freie Universitaet Berlin

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Prof. Gail, Prof. Zin, Patrick Krueger, Prof. Hampana at Center for Jaina Studies of Freie Universitaet Berlin

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Prof. Zin received an inivitation for a "letter of Intent" between CfJS.FU and JVBU Ladnun, University of Mysore, Jain University Bangaluru and National Institute of Prakrit Studies and Research, Shravanabelgola

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Prof. Zin and Prof. Hampana

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Prof. Hampana while giving a lecture

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Prof. Hampana while giving a lecture

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Audience: Carola Thinius, Robert Arlt, Dr. Ines Konczak and Dr. Isabell Johne

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Audience

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Visiting Center for Jaina Studies' office: Dr. Isabell Johne, Muhammad Hameed (PhD-student from Lahore university), Prof. Hampana, Patrick Krueger.

Visit ►Berlin Museum of Asian Art

After giving a lecture Prof. Hampana visited the collections of Berlin Museum of Asian Art, which is located nearby.

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In the store room of Berlin Museum of Asian Art: Patrick Krueger, Martina Stoye (curator), Prof. Zin, Prof. Hampana, André Bierwisch (assistant curator)

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Martina Stoye, Prof. Zin, Prof. Hampana, André Bierwisch.

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Examine an image of a tirthankara from Tamilnadu (11th century): André Bierwisch, Patrick Krueger, Prof. Hampana.

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Prof. Hampana

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Johannes Schroeder, Prof. Hampana, Prof. Zin, Martina Stoye

In the afternoon Prof. Hampana left Berlin to travel to Bonn university, where he attended the opening ceremony of Pianarosa library.

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Johannes Schroeder, Prof. Hampana, Theresa Suski

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Johannes Schroeder, Prof. Hampana, Theresa Suski

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Theresa Suski, Johannes Schroeder, Prof. Hampana

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Theresa Suski, Johannes Schroeder, Prof. Hampana

We all, teaching staff as well as students of South Asian Art History Center and Center for Jaina Studies of Freie Universität Berlin, spent a very nice time with Prof. Hampana. We are grateful for his visit and the interesting lecture he gave. Thank you so much, Prof. Hampana!

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