Philology in the Modern World: a view from Russia and India
6 December 2022

The international interdisciplinary conference "Philology in the Modern World: a view from Russia and India", organized by the Centre of Russian Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India) and the Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication of Irkutsk State University, was held at University Jawaharlal Nehru in a hybrid format.

More than 130 linguists, literary scholars, translators from India, Russia, China, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Sri Lanka presented their reports on Russian language, Russian and Indian literature, problems of theoretical, comparative-historical and comparative linguistics, translation, comparative literature studies.

Marina Tashlykova, Director of the ISU Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication:

"This is our first experience of scientific cooperation with colleagues-philologists from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Neither we nor our Indian partners expected such a broad response to our invitation to participate: representatives of 25 Russian and 23 Indian universities took part in the conference, as well as scientists from other countries. I am very glad that members of many departments of our institute participated and had the opportunity to get acquainted with colleagues from India that worked on similar topics. As the conference was held in honor of the anniversary of relations between Russia and India, many speeches focused on Russian-Indian cultural ties. A separate section was devoted to the reflection of Buddhism in the languages and cultures of the peoples of Russia and India. I believe that we definitely need to continue this cooperation with Jawaharlal Nehru University Centre of Russian Studies."

The initiative of organizing a joint conference of Irkutsk State University and Jawaharlal Nehru dedicated to the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and India was taken by State Duma Deputy Sergey Levchenko.