Teaching Hindī in Central Europe – Prospects and Perspectives

Seminar organized by Department of Indology and Far Eastern Studies,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

in collaboration with
Embassy of India

in the context of
International Hindī day

th February 2018

Seminar Programme

Inaugural Session (9:30 am to 9:50 am)

Chair: Prof. Dr. R.N. Mishra, Visiting Hindi Prof, ICCR New Delhi

Sarasvatī vandana in Sanskrit followed by a song in Hindi and Croatian sung by Hindī Divas choir

Shri Sandeep Kumar
Indian Ambassador to Croatia

Doc. Dr. Tanja Bukovčan
Vicedean of the Faculty of Humanities
and Social Sciences

Doc. Dr. Ivan Andrijanić, Head of the Dept.
of Indology and Far Eastern Studies

Tea/Coffee Break (9:50 am to 10:15 am)

First Session
(10:15 am to 1:00 pm)

Chair: Doc. Dr. Ivan Andrijanić, University of Zagreb (10:15 am to 11:45 am)

Dr. Nora Melnikova
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Teaching Hindī as a second language at Charles University – The history and present state

Marijana Janjić
PhD candidate, Zadar University, Croatia

Hindī today: how and why?

Mr. sc. Krešimir Krnic
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Pain and Joy of Reading Hindī Literature

Short break: 15 min

Chair: Mr. Sc. Krešimir Krnic, University of Zagreb (12:00 am to 13:30 pm)

Prof. Dr. Mária Négyesi
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

History of Hindi Studies in Hungary

Katarina Katavić
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

How Hindi improves learning of the Romany language?

Višnja Grabovac,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Textbooks for Hindī and Other Languages: a comparative overview

Lunch (1:30 pm to 2:30 pm)

Second Session
(2:15 pm to 4:30 pm)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Mária Négyesi

Mr. sc. Mandar Purandare
Poznań University, Poland

Hindi Songs: An AID/ODE to Hindi learning

Prof. Dr. Arun Prakash Mishra
Ljubljana University, Slovenia

स्लोवेनिया : हिन्दी-शिक्षन – समस्याएँ और सम्बावनाएँ
Teaching Hindi in Slovenia – Problems and Possibilities

Prof. Dr. R. N. Mishra
Visiting Hindi Professor, ICCR New Delhi

क्रोएशिया में हिंदी अध्ययन-अध्यापन : स्वरूप एवं दृष्टि
Studying and Teaching Hindī in Croatia: Form and Vision

Dr. Sabina Popârlan

Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures (University of Bucharest)

Hindi Studies at the University of Bucharest with an introduction concerning the approaches to Indian Culture in Romania

Closing Session
(4:30 pm to 5:00 pm)

7:00 Dinner for participants

20 min for presentation of each paper
and 10 min for discussion