Tuesday, August 02, 2022 9:00 am to Sunday, August 07, 2022 3:00 pm
Welcome to the second annual Jainism Summer School.
This year's school will focus on reading and contextualizing literature in Apabhramsa, an understudied but important classical literary language in which Jain authors in particular wrote numerous poetic works. The Summer School will provide in-depth knowledge of Apabhramsa language, prosody and literary genres and discuss the important contribution by Jains to this lesser studied part of India's literary culture.
The daily reading sessions will be led by Professor Eva de Clercq of Ghent University in Belgium, who is a specialist in Apabhramsa and Jain literature in general, and who recently published the first English translation of the oldest extant Apabhramsa work (Murty Classical Library of India).
The reading sessions are daily from 9:00am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 3:00 pm.