Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Third Sirdar Kapur Singh memorial lecture organised

Third Sirdar Kapur Singh memorial lecture organised

Parvesh Kumar Sharma, TNN Jan 9, 2013, 05.16PM IST

PATIALA: The Third Sirdar Kapur Singh Memorial Lecture was organised by the Department of Punjab Historical Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala in collaboration with Sirdar Kapur Singh Foundation, Patiala in the Senate Hall of the University, here today .
It was presided over by Dr. Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala. Eminent sociologist Prof. J.P.S. Uberoi (Retd.) of Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi delivered this lecture on Metaphysics of the Indian Modernity: The Theory of the Name"".

In his thought-provoking lecture Prof. J.P.S. Uberoi (Retd. discussed Bhakti and the Indian Modernity, Modern, Western theories of the name, other pre-modern eurasian theories, Nam, Shabad and Bani in the Sukhmani etc. He said that it is everywhere iterated that the name is the quintessence of all worships and prayers, affirming and witnessing the covenant of creations. He mentioned that traditional Indian theories of the name or the world that are to be found before Laxmidhar and the Indian modernity are all classical rather than vernacular. Prof. Oberoi further disclosed that modern western theories of the name, apparently pre-suppose the alternate axiom of no necessary relation between the sound and the sense of speech or language or music. He suggested to distinguish and differentiate the respective semiotic uses of name, the divine name, Shabad and Bani.
Earlier Dr. Jamshid Ali Khan, Dean (Colleges) welcomed Prof. J.P.S. Uberoi. Dr. Balwinderjit Kaur Bhatti, Incharge of the Department introduced the audience about life and achievements of Sirdar Kapur Singh and also gave an introduction about the topic of today's lecture.


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