Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ramayana literature is the key

All India Konkani Parishad  and the Konkani Language & Cultural Foundation, Mangalore  are jointly organizing a two day National Seminar on the Ramayanas in Konkani, at the World Konkani Centre, Mangalore on 2nd and 3rd October, 2010.

The Seminar, which  will have Sessions on Literary, Linguistic and Folklore aspects of  the Ramayana literature and oral traditions in Konkani will be inaugurated by  Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Union Minister for  Law and Justice, and  the author of Ramayana Mahaanveshanam in Kannada. Dr. H. Shantaram, President of the Konkani Parishad will preside over the function and Mr. Uday Bhembre, eminent writer will deliver the keynote address.

The session on literary aspect will be chaired by Dr. Harischandra Nagvekar. While Dr. Sunita Bai (Kochi). Mrs. Priyadarshni Tadkodkar (Goa) Dr. Sonia Sirsat (Goa) will  present papers.

Dr. William  D’Silva will  preside over the Second Session on Linguistics Aspects of  various Ramayana  versions in Konkani, in which  papers will be presented by Dr. Rocky V. Miranda (Mysore), Dr. Madhavi Sardesai (Goa) and Mr. Gokuldas Prabhu.

Full report here Mangalorean

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