Call for Papers: “Shared Heritage” as New Variable in Indo-Korean Relations

The Indi­an Coun­cil for Cul­tur­al Rela­tions, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the India Inter­na­tion­al Cen­tre, is orga­niz­ing an inter­na­tion­al bilat­er­al con­fer­ence on “‘Shared Her­itage’ — as New Vari­able in the Indo-Korean Rela­tions: His­tori­ciz­ing the Leg­end of Princess from Ayo­d­hya and its Lega­cy.” The con­fer­ence will take place July 14–15, 2015, at the India Inter­na­tion­al Cen­tre in New Del­hi.

The con­fer­ence will empha­size the cul­tur­al con­tact between India and Korea in the back­drop of the leg­end of Ayo­d­hya Queen and exam­ine the impact of this leg­end on Kore­an soci­ety. By link­ing the shared cul­tur­al past with the present, the con­fer­ence intends to pro­vide a pow­er­ful cul­tur­al vari­able that can help in forg­ing a clos­er part­ner­ship between India and Korea.

image of Adyodhya memorial

The memo­r­i­al to the Kore­an princess Huh Wang-Ock in Ayo­d­hya, India

Full-length research papers are invit­ed on these top­ics: (1) the leg­end of Ayo­d­hya Princess and its his­toric­i­ty; (2) the impact of the leg­end of Ayo­d­hya Princess and its Lega­cy on Kore­an soci­ety and cul­ture; (3) the leg­end of Ayo­d­hya Princess and its role in the shap­ing of Kore­an polit­i­cal his­to­ry; (4) the idea of Kore­an homo­gene­ity and the leg­end of Ayo­d­hya Princess; (5) prospects of the leg­end of Ayo­d­hya Princess in pro­mot­ing Indo-Korean rela­tions; (6) the eco­nom­ics of shared cul­tur­al her­itage: Ayo­d­hya as new des­ti­na­tion for the Kore­an tourism indus­try; and (7) Ayo­d­hya Princess and the jour­ney of Indi­an social norms, val­ues, and sym­bols to Korea.

Abstracts along with brief bio­graph­i­cal pro­files should be sent to the aca­d­e­m­ic coör­di­na­tor, Jiten­dra Uttam ( of Jawa­har­lal Nehru Uni­ver­si­ty, with a copy to conscs.iccr@gov. Pro­pos­als must be received by May 25, 2015.