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-विद्युल्लेखा अकलूजकर  

वनपूर्वकुबेरनामकं पुरमस्त्युत्तरदिग्विभूषणम् ।
गिरिवारिधिसंनिधौ स्थितं सकलानन्दकरं सुविश्रुतम् ।।
रमया रमतेऽत्र भारती सुमनोभिः समुपासिता सदा ।
विदुषामिह सङ्गमोऽस्तु वः सुखदः संस्कृतवाग्विवर्धनः ।।

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भूमिर्यत्र सुशान्तसागरवृता सोष्मप्रवाहैर्युता
वृक्षाच्छादितपर्वतैः परिवृता पर्जन्यपूर्णा सदा ।
नानादेशजनैः समेत्य नगरं यत्स्थापितं वर्धितम्
क्रीडास्थानमिदं समस्तजगतो 
व्हॅंकूवरं सुन्दरम् ।। 

-विद्युल्लेखा अकलूजकर

The 17th World Sanskrit Conference

The World Sanskrit Conference is the premier international forum for professional researchers and educators of the Sanskrit language and its literatures, and of the history, religion, and cultures of premodern South Asia. It is convened every three years under the auspices of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies. The 17th WSC will be held in Vancouver, Canada from July 9-13. 2018. This will mark the first time that this prestigious triennial event is held in Canada.

WSC 2018 is proudly hosted by the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, and it will be our pleasure to welcome you this summer to our idyllic campus in the beautiful, vibrant city of Vancouver, which is consistently rated as a top tourist destination in North America and one of the world’s most liveable cities. UBC ranks in the top three research universities in Canada and has taught Sanskrit at all levels since 1969.

The 17th World Sanskrit Conference will take place on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation.

WSC2018 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
CONTACT US:

The WSC Secretariat/Local Organizers:

  • Ashok Aklujkar
  • Vidyut Aklujkar
  • Timothy Bellefleur
  • Mandakranta Bose
  • Thomas Hunter
  • Adheesh Sathaye (Lead)
  • Dominik Wujastyk

International Members of the Organizing Committee:

  • V. Kutumba Shastry (President, International Association of Sanskrit Studies)
  • Ram Karan Sharma (Past President, IASS)
  • John Brockington (Honorary Vice President, IASS)
  • Jayandra Soni (Secretary General, IASS)
  • Georges Pinault (Treasurer, IASS)
  • Amarjiva Lochan (Past Organizer, 16th WSC)
  • Hari Dutt Sharma (कविसमवायः/शास्त्रचर्चा Organizer)
Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia / 607-1871 West Mall / Vancouver, BC Canada V6T1Z2
+1.604.822.0019

Sponsors & Partners

You can also SUPPORT the 17th WSC as a donor, sponsor, or volunteer! Find out more: