This conference is an initial attempt to bring together scholars and thought leaders to discuss threadbare the basic concepts in Buddhism within three domains – Philosophy, Theory and Practice.

Dear Scholars/Researchers/Activists,

The conference invites Scholars, Academics, Philosophers, Activists and Buddhist practitioners attend “NAGALOKA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2022”  In Collaboration with Department of Pali-Prakrit and Buddhist Studies Centre, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur.

This conference is an initial attempt to bring together scholars and thought leaders to discuss threadbare the basic concepts in Buddhism within three domains – Philosophy, Theory and Practice. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar studied Buddhism throughout his life. He mastered Pali language to read the classical canonical texts. His unique understanding of Buddhism emerged from his vast interests in various domains of knowledge, his continuous engagement with the world, and seeking solutions to the problems facing India and world.

Understanding his presentation of Buddhism is essential for the humanity today. As scholars are now researching in various areas of Ambedkar studies, we seek to understand his presentation of key and foundational ideas in Buddhism and how they are developed by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar to face the world of increasing complexities.
The title of the conference, “Perspectives in Fundamentals of Buddhism and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar“, is a theme that we will be returning to again and again over the years. It lays the basic framework in which presentations and discussions will be facilitated.

As part of the Dhammakranti celebration, the conference will collectivise and revisit our 66 years of re-embracing The Buddha Dhamma and Sangha in the land of its birth and share our learnings and practice among the participants.

The conference also invites Scholars, Academics, Philosophers, Activists and Buddhist practitioners to submit full papers latest by 3rd Oct 2022.

The Program Schedule:

Session I
Inauguration by
➡️Dr. Prashant Narnaware : Commissioner- Social Welfare, Govt of Maharashtra
➡️Lokamitra : Founder And Advisor of Nagarjuna Training Institute
➡️Dr. Santosh Raut (Maitriveer Nagarjuna) : Director- Nagarjuna Training Institute, EFL University, Hyderabad

Session II
Chair: Dr. S. R. Bodhi
➡️Prof Mahesh Deokar : Professor and Head – Pali Department- Pune University
Topic: Dhamma Revolution: Ancient and Modern
➡️Prof. Mrigendra Pratap : Assistant Professor, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University
Topic: : The Idea of Buddhist Faith, Devotion and Married Priest in Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Thought

Session III
Chair: Prof. Mrigendra Pratap
➡️Dr. Niraj Bodhi : Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pali & Prakrit, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur
Topic: Life of the Buddha and Dr Ambedkar
➡️Dr. S.R. Bodhi : Associate Professor & Chairperson – Centre for Social Justice and Governance-TISS Mumbai
Topic: Buddhist World View: An Ambedkarite Perspective
➡️Dr. Anuradha Bele : Navayana scholar, Nagpur
Topic: Six Line of Inquiries in Fundamentals of Buddhism

Session IV
Chair: Dh. Rutayush (Trustee- NTI)
➡️Dh Mokshasara : Buddhist Translator, Nashik
Topic: Women: The Priceless Jewel in Buddhism
➡️Dr. Santosh Raut (Maitriveer Nagarjuna):
Topic: An Outline of Babasaheb’s Buddhist Pedagogic Creed


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Registration Fees:

  • Residential : ₹. 1000/- (Covering Lodging and Food expenses only)
  • Non-Residential : ₹. 800/-  (Covering Food expenses only)
  • Special Concessions for NTI Alumni and College Students

Conference Date: 6th Oct 2022
Conference will be in English Language.

Last date for Registration and submission of Full paper : 3rd Oct 2022
   (Limited seats only. Reserve your name early to avoid disappointment.)
   (Selected papers will be published in the form of book.)
Please note the following points while submitting:
1. Word count between: 6000 to 8000 words
2. Language: English or Hindi
3. Font Size: 12
4. Font Type: Times New Roman for English
5. File Format: PDF
6. File Name: “FirstnameLastname_nc2022”  (eg: LakhindarSoren_nc2022.pdf)


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    Watch live in zoom:

    Topic: Nagaloka National Conference 2022
    Time: Oct 5, 2022 09:00 AM India

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    Meeting ID: 845 6628 4507
    Passcode: 357696

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