Punjab Research Group

cfp: International Sikh Research Conference (ISRC)

Posted in Conferences, Events by Pippa on February 16, 2015

We are pleased to announce the call for papers (C4p) and registrations for the second International Sikh Research Conference (ISRC). The conference will take place at the prestigious University of Warwick on the 28 June 2015.

The second conference draws on the unprecedented success of the first ISRC, 2014 by bringing together academics, scholars and researchers and to encourage a spirit of collaboration within international Sikh studies academia.

Scholars, researchers and academics are encouraged to submit a paper which highlights research on any of the following themes: Musicology, History, Philosophy, Scripture, Diaspora, Identity, and Politics.

The call for papers for the second Sikh Research Conference is now live at http://www.sikhconference.co.uk.
See attachment for further details: Call for Papers
Gurinder Singh Mann

cfp: Sikh Philosophy In 21st Century: Traditions and Modernity

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on November 1, 2014

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, University of Delhi is going to organize a National Seminar
On “The Sikh Philosophy In 21st Century: Traditions and Modernity” in the month of January 2015

Key Note Address: Dr. ManMohan Kaur, Principal, S.G.N.D.Khalsa College

The College invites abstracts from interdisciplinary scholars for the following sub-themes:
• Industrialisation
• Economic Development
• Education
• Migration
• Traditions of Martyrdom in the Sikh Culture
• Sikh Kingdom and its implications in contemporary times
• Relevance of teachings of Guru Granth Sahib in Contemporary times
Plenary Session:
Enlightenment, Rationality and Modernity Among the Sikhs in 21st Century

Speaker: Dr. Indrajeet Singh, Department of Political Science, S.G.N.D.Khalsa College, Dev Nagar, University of Delhi

You are requested to send the abstracts to adsbindra@gmail.com or indrajeet69@gmail.com latest by 6th November, 2014.

Convener: Dr. Amardeep Singh Bindra

Call for papers – 6th International Scientific Conference of Philosophy, Religion and Culture of Asian Countries

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on June 9, 2009

3 – 6th February, 2010.

The SIXTH annual international scientific conference named in honor of Evgeny Torchinov (1956 – 2003), an outstanding Russian researcher of Asian cultures and methods of religions, is going to be held at the Faculty of Philosophy and Political Studies of the Saint-Petersburg, State University (Russia)

The central focus of issues at the Readings this time will be concentrated on investigations of ideals, norms and values of Eastern cultures.


Ideals of Asian religious traditions

Notions of values, ideals and norms in Asian systems of philosophy

Ideal society and ideal man at the East

System of values in Asian cultures

Oriental cultures in Western countries: exotics or norm?

Western values and norms in Asian countries: adoption and a rejection

Axiological imperatives in the era of the globalization: a contribution of the East

Understanding the spiritual values of Asian cultures in Russia and in countries of the West

Reflection of ideals of Asian traditions in literature and art

Systems of norms and the ideal of an individual in Asian traditions

Asian psycho technologies and norms of ordinary consciousness

Dead-line of applications for non-residents of Russia is September 13, 2009. Besides that Org. committee accepts applications for the organization of round tables, presentations, proposals for organizations of cultural program till the end of December, 2009Working languages of the conference are Russian and English.

 All questions are welcome by e-mail: info@torchinov.ru/

Additional information about the conference is also at our site, see: http://torchinov.ru/en/node/14 
Organizational committee:   Dr. Prof. Yury Solonin (President), P. Olivelle, PhD, professor (Univ. of Texas, Austin, USA), J. Mc-Rae, PhD, professor (Komazawa Univ., Tokyo, Japan), R. Gimello, Ph D, professor (Univ. of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA), Dr. Prof. Victor Petrenko, Dr. Prof. Alexander Boronoev, Dr. Prof. Irina Popova, Dr. Prof. Marina Kravtsova, Dr. Prof. Anatoly Kolesnikov, Dr. Vladimir Emelyanov, Dr. Cyril Solonin, Dr. Tigran Tumanyan, Dr. Sergey Pakhomov (general coordinator)

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Posted in Articles by Pippa on March 26, 2009

Please find attached an article by Dr Gursharan Singh Kainth

Director, GAD Institute of Development Studies, 14-Preet Avenue, Majitha Road, PO Naushera, Amritsar 143008 (India)


Human welfare depends on ideas. The range is impressive, from meditation to medication and everything in between. The germ theory of disease to the notion that speciation is a consequence of natural selection to the theory of computation to the grand unified theories of the origin of the universe to the notion that the mind and the body are a unity and that they interact and influence each other—all are ideas which have consequences for the well being of people.  Over human history, some humans have had ideas on how to do things based on discoveries they or their forbearers made. As the stock of ideas grew, so did the ability of humans to create stuff out of available raw materials increased. Full article in pdf: ideas


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