First Circular and Call for Abstracts
We are delighted to announce that, as agreed by the International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS) at the 17th World Sanskrit Conference (Vancouver, Canada, 2018), the 19th World Sanskrit Conference will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from December 17 to December 21, 2024. The 19th WSC will mark the safe return from the necessity of virtual meetings, induced by the pandemic, to the tradition of travelling to the conference venue to meet, in person, prominent Indologists and Sanskrit scholars from all over the world. It shall also be the fifth World Sanskrit Conference to be held in South Asia and the first ever to be held in Nepal – a land that has preserved some of the oldest Sanskrit manuscripts, inscriptions, and ancient monuments, where Mount Everest stands tall amid the Himalayas, where the Śākyamuni Buddha was born, and some of the greatest Sanskrit traditions flourished and thrived for centuries. And as such, we are most eager to welcome you to Kathmandu, the heart of the country and the crux of the culture that flourished north of the Gangetic plains throughout the ages.