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.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) of Jawaharlal Nehru University, with a copy to conscs.iccr@gov. Proposals must be received by May 25, 2015.