[Notice] The 21st Colloquium: Professor N. C. Kar
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (President: In Chul Kim) Institute of Indian Studies (Director Chan Wahn Kim: Professor at Graduate School of International and Area Studies) HK+ Project team will hold a colloquium on Thursday May 14th.
The lecturer of this colloquium is Professor N. C. Kar, who has been studying Sanskrit grammar, linguistics, codicology, and paleography. The topic of the colloquium is “Education in Ancient India: Aspects and Dimensions.”
The education in ancient India was founded on the catechetic method of continued questions and answers. There is an old saying that “Knowledge in the book and money on someone else’s hand is useless because both cannot be used when needed.” It is important to remember the text in the muscle memories even if the education in ancient India cannot be understood. Enlightenment can happen at any time because the original is inherent and can be accessed at any moment. Catechetic method or enquiring teaching method is slow in process yet effective for memorizing the concept in broad context. Catechetic method can bring out the understanding on the basic principles of truth. It also helps the students to understand and reach an ethical conclusion by themselves.
We invite you to the colloquium on the aspects and dimensions of ancient Indian education. We hope for your participation.
- Topic: Education in Ancient India: Aspects and Dimensions
- Speaker: Professor N. C. Kar (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)
- Date: Thursday May 14th, 2020. 10:00 a.m.
- Place: Online (Webex)
Please be noted that the link and method for connection will be informed at 9:00 on the day of colloquium on Institute of Indian Studies website(southasia.or.kr).