IIT Madras – Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Ancient Knowledge Enterprise

October 21, 2020 4:00 pm

Inaugural Lecture of the activities of
the Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj Chair, Dept. of HSS, IIT-Madras,
on Wednesday, the 21st October 2020, 4 pm onwards.


Dr. Ramanujam will give a lecture on
“Ancient Knowledge Enterprise”
based on Laksmipuram Srinivasacharya’s Māna-Meya-Rahasya-Śloka-Vārttikam.


Structural and systemic help to understand the human communication process
for better articulation/expression of intentions, results from an acquaintance with
epistemological issues. Conversely, they may also be utilised for guessing
purport and intentions of speakers removed in time, from their statements.
Thus, consideration of aspects of ontology or classification of knowledge is
beneficial to people working on human language processing in digital platforms.

In the last century, Panditaratnam Laksmipuram Srinivasacharya,
a renowned scholar of Samskritam from Mysore, put together
many invaluable topics of ancient Indian intellectual enterprise
in a highly technical treatise called  Māna-Meya-Rahasya-Śloka-Vārttikam.

The talk aims to introduce some basics related to this topic.


Vedavāridhi Dr. P. Ramanujan,
former Associate Director, CDAC (Indian Heritage and Language Computing),
is trained both the Engineering (with an MSc from IISc, Bangalore) and the traditional śāstra-s
(with gurukula-training in Kr̥ṣṇa Yajurveda, Vyākaraṇa, Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta and Nālāyira Divya Prabandham-s).

He has been conferred DLitt (Honoris Causa)
by Sri Lal Bahadur Sastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi.

Not only is he a researcher in NLP (specifically related to Sanskrit and the Veda-s) and has established the
Parankushachar Institute of Vedic Studies which focuses on Sanskrit text processing system and Vedic databases,
he is also a very well-known teacher of Kr̥ṣṇa Yajurveda, Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta and Divya-prabandhams.
Since 2018, he has been teaching subjects related to Indic Knowledge Landscape and the Veda-s
at the Master’s level, at MIT-ADT University (Pune).

All are welcome to attend.

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