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Patterns of Bravery. The Figure of the Hero in Indian Literature, Art and Thought.

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Anno accademico 2014/2015

Docente
Tiziana Pontillo (Coordinatore)
Corso di studio
Studi indologici e tibetologici
Anno
1° anno, 2° anno, 3° anno
Tipologia
Seminario
Crediti/Valenza
3
SSD attività didattica
L-OR/18 - indologia e tibetologia
Erogazione
Tradizionale
Lingua
Inglese
Frequenza
Obbligatoria
Tipologia esame
Relazione finale
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Programma

The seminar will take place in May, from the 14th to the 16th 2015, at Cittadella dei Musei, University of Cagliari (Faculty of Humanities, via Is Mirrionis, 1 - 09123 Cagliari), Italy.

The programme:

May 14th, 14.20 – Session I
14.20-14.30 Opening Address - Prof. I.E. Putzu
Chair: Jaroslav Vacek
14.30 – 15.10 Danuta Stasik
Immovable as Aṅgada: Īśvardās’s Aṅgad paij (1502)
15.10 – 15.50 Alessandro Battistini
Cardboard weapons: the lexicon of warfare in the descriptions of citrabandhas.
15.50 – 16.30 David P. Pierdominici
The Kavi as a Warrior: the Poetic Fight between Aruṇagirinātha Diṇḍima and Śrīnātha
as an Image of Literary Changes in 15th Century Vijayanagara
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break
Chair: Lidia Sudyka
17.00 – 17-40 Bożena Śliwczyńska
Bravery of the Durātman Hero – the Figure of Rāvaṇa on the Kūṭiyāṭṭam Stage
17.40 – 18.20 Johannes Bronkhorst
Reflections on the fate of north-western Brahmins
18.20 – 19.00 Alberto Pelissero
The semantic domain of vīra in Indian culture, from Veda to tantrism
19.00 – 19.40 Federico Squarcini
Mahāvīra, Mahāpuruṣa, Mahājāna. On the normativity of exceptional figures

May 15th, 08.30 – Session II
Chair: Cinzia Pieruccini
08.30 – 09.10 Anna Trynkowska
The Making of a Hero: Kṛṣṇa in MBh 2.30-42 and in Māgha’s Śiśupālavadha
09.10 – 09.50 Danielle Feller
The epic hero: between Brahmin and Warrior
09.50 – 10.30 Frank Köhler
The broken world of heroism. Reflections on the status of the hero in the Mahābhārata
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
Chair: Danuta Stasik
11.00 – 11.40 Paola Rossi
The sounds of the warrior: the Vedic drums between war and poetry
11.40 – 12.20 Yaroslav Vasilkov
The Indian hero in heaven and on earth: on the meaning of the word 'devaputra'
12.20 – 13.00 Petteri Koskikallio
The art of flying: Aerial experiences of epic and puranic seers
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch Break

May 15th, 14.30 – Session III
Chair: Johannes Bronkhorst
14.30 – 15.10 Moreno Dore
Indra-Bṛhaspati and the Atharvavedic 'consecrated warrior'
15.10 – 15.50 Chiara Neri – Tiziana Pontillo
The Apotheosis of the Hero in the Path to Salvation: brahmabhūta and
some comparable phrases in Vedic and Sutta Piṭaka sources
15.50 – 16.30 Maria Piera Candotti – Tiziana Pontillo
Is the garagir a hero’s image? Reflections on the act of accepting (pratigraha)
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break
Chair: Alberto Pelissero
17.00 – 17-40 Jaroslav Vacek
Tamil Sangam ‘man of war’ – his activities and aspirations
17.40 – 18.20 Alexander Dubyanskiy
Heroic behavior in religious movements (bhakti poetry in the South India)
18.20 – 19.00 Lidia Sudyka
The Chejarla temple myth revisited: self-decapitation in early medieval Andhra
19.00 – 19.40 Ewa Dębicka-Borek
The bravery of Sāḷuva Narasiṃha and the grace of Narasiṃha deity
Social Dinner

May 16th, 08.30 – Session IV
Chair: Yaroslav Vasilkov
08.30 – 09.10 Letizia Trinco
Heroes beyond the texts. Sacrifice, death and afterlife in the iconography of
Southern Maharashtra’s hero-stones.
09.10 – 09.50 Chiara Policardi
Mastering oneself, encountering otherness: the itinerary of the vīra in the tantric Yoginī cult
09.50 – 10.30 Anna Nitecka
Vīras in the Trika Śaivism of Abhinavagupta
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
Chair: Alexander Dubyanskiy
11.00 – 11.40 Cezary Galewicz
Patterns of Liminal Bravery: the Cāvers of Kerala
11.40 – 12.20 Aleksandra Turek
A Good Villain: the Bravery of Dacoits from the Śekhāvatī region of Rājasthān
12.20 – 13.00 Martin Hříbek
Heroes from the margins in contemporary Bengali fiction
13.00 – 13.40 Sona Bendikova
Hero in the oral literature of the Kota ethnic group
13.40 – 15.00 Lunch Break

 

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