Mysuru, January 6:- The South Asian languages and literature (CIIL), Mysuru, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Language Studies (IILS), New Delhi, is organising the 13th International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literature (ICOSAL-13) in the city from January 8 to 10.
Addressing a press meet in the city, director of CIIL Prof D G Rao said, “The International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literature (ICOSAL) is an international forum of scholars from across the globe that deliberates on various aspects of languages, cultures and literature of South Asia. Four of the past twelve conferences were hosted by the Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University. Eight conferences of ICOSAL have been held in India at Punjabi University, University of Hyderabad, Annamalai University, Osmania University, Punjabi University, Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University and again in University of Hyderabad. The previous conferences have attracted a large number of senior and young Indian and foreign scholars, and various issues related to languages, cultures and literatures of South Asia were deliberated.”
“The main focus of ICOSAL-13 would be on the differences and similarities between the languages, cultures and literature of South Asia, approached from the perspective of the typologies of individual linguistic and cultural phenomena, the historical development of language families, and the numerous contacts between languages spoken in South Asia,” he added.
Prof Umarani Pappuswamy, professor-cum-deputy drector, CIIL and organising secretary ICOSAL-13 and others were present. -(KK)