The history of India’s cultural dialogue with the outside world, the innumerable documents scattered all over the world are eloquent in their silence that all those countries that came to the shores of India received gems for cultural and civilizational advancement. India shared drops of wisdom, thousands of texts, ought values for social harmony, national integrity, performing and visual arts, sacred and secular sciences, philosophy for transcendence in life, and practices like initiation, sanctification, rajyabhisheka, and prana-pratishtha etc. It propagated purity of mind, clarity of vision, and so on.
About Speaker: –
Dr. Shashibala is a renowned Indologist and the Dean, Bhavan’s KM Munshi Centre for Indology, on Chair- Acharya Raghuvira, President of International Council of Cultural Studies. She is the recipient of the Highest Civilian State Award of Mongolia, Member- Mission High Level Committee, Indian Knowledge Systems, Ministry of Education; President- International Council of Cultural Studies, Bharat; Executive Member- International Academy of Indian Culture, Member- Anusandhan Prakoshtha, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Founding member- International Buddhist Confederation. Formerly she worked as Visiting Professor at National Museum Institute, Guest Professor at Bristol and Ural Federal Universities and Consultant at the IGNCA. She specializes in India’s cultural contribution to the world, Sanskrit in global perspective, history of arts, Buddhism and cross-cultural connections across political boundaries. She has published 25 books and 75 research papers.