The Conference aims at bringing together persons having academic interest in diverse areas of Indian Studies. These will include scholars, academics, authors, writers, journalists, media-persons, artists and others interested in Indian / Vedic Studies.
World Association for Vedic Studies, known by its acronym ‘WAVES’ is a multidisciplinary academic society with members of different religions, often of different scholarly views and varied interests. It welcomes persons engaged/interested in studying in any field of Vedic/ Indian studies. The word ‘Vedic’ is used in a wide sense to include, not only Vedas, but all different areas as well as past, present and future of traditions and people based on Vedas.
WAVES-2012 is scheduled for three days. The deliberations in the conference will cover a wide array invited lectures and paper presentation sessions around the various themes.
Poster sessions, special sessions focused on Vedic sciences and research, youth committee presentations, Hindu temples presentations, Non-roman script Digital technologies for web representation and online education of Vedic studies, Audio-visual exhibits, Practical Vedic religious performances and learning workshop, exhibits and book-shops are other interesting parts of the conference.
Suggested topics can cover a wide area including: Insider/Outsider perspectives on Vedic culture, Origin of Vedic knowledge, Changing paradigms on Vedic knowledge, etc.