The depth in Indian epistemology was acquired because of serious dialogues among philosophical systems. Over a period of time, by the 10th century AD, a need was felt to develop a precise medium of communication in order to understand one another’s position or point of view to make the dialogue meaningful. That medium goes by the name of Navya Nyaya language. After the language took shape, almost all systems of knowledge in India started writing treatises in this very language of Navya Nyaya. It became a universal language of scientific discourse during medieval period and continues to be so even today in some traditional educational institutions. All our intellectual achievement of the last 1000 years is in the works written in this language.
But our present Sanskrit education programmes do not offer any course on Navya Nyaya Language. As a result, all the texts on various knowledge systems are just lying without readers.
Vidyavatika is offering a Four-Level graded course in Navya Nyaya Language and Methodology from 2019. The distribution of the Levels is as follows :
Level-Zero: Foundation Course in Navya Nyaya
Level-One: Introduction to Navya Nyaya Language and Methodology
Level-Two: Navya Nyaya Method of Decoding Language
Level-Three: Navya Nyaya Theory of Decoding Negative Sentences
Structure of the Course
Each level will be offered in two parts :
- Reading of an original Text
- Set of Lectures elaborating concepts, technical terms, theories and issues of the system.
Duration of Each Level: 10 to 12 days
Who can Join?
Anyone interested in Indian Wisdom and in learning and knowing Indian intellectual, philosophical and spiritual culture. No background of Sanskrit is a pre-requisite.
All those who are interested in Philosophy, Mathematics, Symbolic logic, Linguistics, Law, Aesthetics, Communication studies, and so on or working in the areas of Language technology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Translation, System Science and the like can derive insights from this course.
Indic Academy will sponsor students and public intellectuals willing to study Navya-Nyaya for their registration fees plus travel expenses on actuals or up to Rs 10,000. If you are interested in attending the workshop, you may apply at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Date: 23rd to 31st December, 2019
For more information, check out this link.