10 April 2023, 06:30 pm
Kriti-SAMHiTA: The Plurality of Indian Knowledge Systems
Programme Type
Conference Room II, IIC main building

The Catalan and Spanish Sanskrit Dictionaries, updating Sanskrit lexicography

Speaker: Dr. Òscar Pujol, Director, Cervantes Institute, New Delhi; Sanskrit scholar who has published several books
and translations from the Sanskrit classics and two Sanskrit dictionaries - Sanskrit-Catalan and Sanskrit-Spanish dictionaries

Chair: Dr. Sudha Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, IIC-International Research Division

Prof. Michael Coulson, British Indologist and Sanskrit scholar was of the opinion that the existing Sanskrit dictionaries
were grossly out of date. The most important lexicographic activity regarding Sanskrit was done more than a hundred years ago. During this time lexicography has advanced enormously, but this is not reflected in Sanskrit dictionaries. Consequently, updating Sanskrit lexicography is an urgent task. The Catalan and Spanish dictionaries are one small step in this direction. This lecture we will present the new contributions of these two new works


Organised by IIC-International Research Division with the support of Ministry of External Affairs