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The Department of History invites abstracts for a National Seminar to be held on 14-15 July, 2023. This two days seminar will focus on themes related to Kashi studies and will bring together scholars from across humanities and social sciences. Kashi is a place where syncretic continuities are abundant. Hindu, Muslim, and other religious centrality has always been present in Kashi. Kashi represents a variety of journeys, from religion and geography to culture, nationalism, and other shared heritages. Hindu philosophy holds that taking a dip in the Ganges and visiting the Kashi Vishwanath Temple are crucial on the road to freedom, or moksha, Thus devotees from all over the nation make an effort to travel to Varanasi at least once in their lives life time. Hence, different socio-cultural and religious discourses have emerged in academia to understand Kashi historically. Hence, this seminar endeavors to rethink on different discourses on Kashi. The Department of History welcomes panels and papers implying interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives from:

• Ancient and Modern Educational  Institutions of Kashi
• Folk Art and Local Fairs of Kashi
• Development and spread of Jainism and Buddhism in Kashi
• Cultural Importance of Ponds, Tanks , Water Reservoirs and other Water bodies of Kashi
• Scholastic Traditions of Kashi
• Kashi: In View of Foreign Travelers
• Cultural Importance of Ghats of Kashi
• Great Personalities of Kashi
• Panchkoshi Yatra of Kashi
• Importance of Kashi in Ancient Indian Literature
• Geographical Aspects of Kashi
• Economic Life of Kashi
• Temples and Shivalayas of Kashi
• Aurangzeb and Kashi
• Indian National Movement and Kashi
• Shri Narendra Damodar Modi and Kashi
• Role of Kashi in Freedom Movement and making of Banaras Hindu University
• Contribution of Kashi in the Development of Hindi Literature
• History of Bhakti Movement in Kashi
•.Kashi and women Discourse Role of Kashi in Freedom Movement
Making of The Banaras Hindu University The contribution of Kashi in the development of Hindi Literature History of Bhakti Movement.

Last Date of Registration: 5th July 2023
Last Date of Submission Abstract 5th July 2023
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Accommodation: Accommodation will be provided on request to the participants. The participants have to intimate for the accommodation latest by 30th June 2023. Candidates may have to pay for the accommodation as we have lack of Funds.

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