WSC2018 Conference Materials

The official WSC Programme and other conference materials are available for download using the links below:

  • Full WSC2018 Programme: [VIEW/DOWNLOAD] (PDF, 22mb, 100 pages)
  • Schedule of Papers: [VIEW/DOWNLOAD] (PDF, 5mb, 46 pages)
  • कालक्षेपः — The WSC2018 Official Guide to Vancouver: [VIEW/DOWNLOAD] (PDF, 4mb, 28 pages)
  • Book of Abstracts to all papers presented at WSC2018: [VIEW/DOWNLOAD] (PDF, 3mb, 542 pages)
  • AT-A-GLANCE OVERVIEW of Sections and special events at the 17th WSC: VIEW/DOWNLOAD (PNG, 709kb, 1 page)

The official WSC2018 Conference Circulars are available below:


The Inaugural Session of the 17th World Sanskrit Conference was held at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), in the morning of Monday, July 9, 2018. The full programme is available for download here as a PDF:

  • Complete Programme of the WSC2018 Inaugural Session: [VIEW/DOWNLOAD] (PDF, 3.3mb, 4 pages)

You can use the video gallery below to view footage of the speakers and performers.


We are pleased to release video recordings of the three distinguished speakers featured in the Plenary Session of the 17th World Sanskrit Conference, held at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), on July 9, 2018.

These papers have subsequently been published in the following academic journals:

  • Cardona, George. 2019. "Philology, Text History, and History of Ideas." Nagoya Studies in Indian Culture and Buddhism (Saṃbhāṣā) 35: 1-34.
  • Tripathi, Dipti. 2018. "Reflections on Manuscriptology: Forays into Indian Paradigms of Knowledge Management." Sambodhi: Journal of the L. D. Institute of Indology. Vol. 41.

Use the gallery below to view the video footage of the plenary lectures:




Footage from "Living Legends:A rare performance of Kutiyattam Sanskrit Theatre" - a gala performance of Kūṭiyāṭṭam by the Nepathya troupe (Kerala), held at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC (Vancouver, Canada),  on July 9, 2018.

The event was produced in partnership with the Indian Summer Festival and was made possible through extensive support from the Canada Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), UBC Faculty of Arts, and the Consul-General of India, Vancouver.