Most ancient Civilization's, History and Literature arouse various emotions in people and form the basis of understanding and learning's from the past. This is because they also act as a mirror, and become a basis of connecting to the roots of human, social, political and cultural evolution of nations and its values & philosophy. It is amazing to reflect how old the Vedas could be and how old the Vedic literature is. Literature is a reflection of society, of a period in the history of a nation, and, like legendary personalities, legendary Literature become larger than life. Our Epics fall in this category. As recently as 1947, Albert Einstein had said about Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi that 'Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth'. Some personalities, some happenings in the evolution of nations become so unique and are rich with such high values and probity of social responsibility, and are yet so true to life, that they blur the lines between Reality and Imagination. We find it difficult to believe that such persons ever existed or such
Incidents actually happened in the history of a country. The same seems to be true about the ideas some people have regarding many things related to Ancient India's journey till today. What happened centuries ago now seem unbelievable? We see this most prominently in the way a lot of the present generation looks at its two famous and popular Epics – The Ramayan and The Mahabharata.
The program aims to expose and educate the Student community and young researchers of ancient Indian History to the Historical and cultural aspects of “The Mahabharata: Its Historicity, Antiquity, Evolution and Impact on Indian Civilization”.
After its great success at “Indraprastha” (Delhi) an important city of the Mahabharata era, Jammu is a suitable venue to highlight the significant cultural and educational aspects of the Mahabharata, through an exhibition, cultural exposition program and interaction with learned Scholars, the Students will be enriched in their knowledge of the richness and relevance of history of culture in the evolution of our Civilization. Our effort is to make our younger generation understand, and cherish, the values entrenched in our culture.
|Shvini Aggarwal||Revisiting Some Women Characters of the Mahabharata : Issues and Perspectives|
|Prof. B. B. Lal||MAHABHARATA HISTORICITY|
|Dr. (Mrs) Haripriya Rangarajan||Draupadi The Manifestation of the Supreme Feminine Energy|
|Dr. B.R Mani||Magadha and Mahabharata: Archaeological Indications from Rajgir Area|
|Maj Gen (Dr.) GD Bakshi, SM, VSM, (Retd)||STRATEGY, WAR AND WEAPONS IN THE MAHABHARATA|
|Dr. Nanditha Krishna||MAHABHARATA IN ART WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE RELIEFS OF ANGKORVAT|
|Dr. Nanditha Krishna||TALES OF KRISHNA’S CHILDHOOD|
|Kavita A Sharma||Resolution of Betrayals: The Postwar Dreams and Nightmares in P.K. Balakrishnan’s `And Now Let Me Sleep’|
|Dilip K Chakrabarti||Observations on the Geographical Data in the Mahabharata|
|Prof. Alf Hiltebeitel||The Mahabharata: Its Historicity, Antiquity, Evolution & Impact on Civilization|
|Prof. B. N. Narahari Achar||Historicity of Mahabharata war:Astronomical methods using Planetarium software|
|Prof. Sibesh Bhattacharyat||THE RISE OF THE GANGA CULTURE- The Integrative Transformation of the Vedic-Epic Mythology and History|
|Prof. Shiva G. Bajpai, Ph.D.||Why Linguistics necessarily holds the key to the solution of the Aryan question|
|Dr. Michel Danino||THE MAHABHARATA’S SOCIOCULTURAL IMPACT IN INDIA|
|Vinay Kumar Gupta||Vrsnis in Ancient Literature and Art|
|Vishwa Adluri||Towards an Architecture of the Mahabharata|