Concourse: 06/20/18


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

CFP: National Seminar on Mahabharata with Special Reference to North East India-25 and 26 August 2018

Call For Papers:

The Sarat Chandra Sharma Prachyatattwa Adhyayan Kendra, Guwahati, in collaboration with the Directorate of Museums, Govt of Assam, is organising a two-day National Seminar on 25 and 26 August 2018 on different academic aspects of the Mahabharata, where many reputed scholars, from both inside and outside the state of Assam, are likely to participate.
On the precious occasion, we are going to publish a souvenir in a befitting manner. We, therefore, request you to kindly contribute a scholarly article on any aspect of the Mahabharata given below. The language of the article may be Assamese, Hindi, Bengali or English. We would much appreciate if your article reaches us on or before 30 June 2018. You may send the articles to my email address:


A) Mahabharata (MB) as a Historical Epic of India

a) Link with Northeast India (Pragjyotisha Kamarupa) and Vanga (Bengal)

b) MB as the source of Indian History
c) Date of the MB war
d) Social Life as depicted in the MB
e) Reflection of Astrology and Astronomy in the MB

B) Geographical and Historical Aspects of MB

a) Historical Aspects

b) Identity of the Heroes and their roles in the MB
c) A study of Bhagadutta
d) Socio-cultural life of NE and Bengal as reflected in the MB
e) Ethnographic and Demographic Study of the NE and Bengal as reflected in the MB
f) Influence of the MB on Epigraphy and Coins
g) Evidence of Mahabharata in the Architecture of Assam
h) The Sanskrit Mahabharata and the Assamese/Bengali Mahabharata: A Comparative Study
i) Representation of Folk Culture in the MB.

Please note that these are only indicative areas. You may decide to write on any other area as you deem fit pertaining to the Mahabharata. I request you to kindly send us an article on any of the areas mentioned above and also circulate the message among your colleagues and friends. For any query or clarification, please feel free to call me at 9818888821 or write to me at the email address given above.

Contact Address:

Dhurjjati Sarma
In-charge, Souvenir,

Seminar Committee

Sarat Chandra Sharma Prachyatattwa Adhyayan Kendra, Guwahati
Directorate of Museums, Govt of Assam