Sapientia Erdélyi Magyar Tudományegyetem – Csíkszeredai Kar –

Főoldal / Hírek /

Modern Hindi Retreat in Transylvania, 2013

The Alexander Csoma de Kőrös Centre for Oriental Studies and the Department of Humanities at the Faculty of Economic and Human Sciences at Sapientia — Hungarian University of Transylvania, Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda is organising a Modern Hindi Retreat between Monday 19 Aug and Saturday, 31 Aug. 2013.

The aim of the retreat is to bring together writers, scholars and advanced students of Hindi in a relatively informal way and to discuss or simply to enjoy reading together texts. In this way not only the audience would benefit from the leader's expertise but important feedback will also be provided for the leaders of the session from a qualified audience. The format will be similar to the Intensive Sanskrit Retreats ( and the Brajbhasha and Early Hindi Retreat of 2011 including reading texts out in the nature, if weather permits.

The retreat will be organised around three ninety-minute reading sessions of modern Hindi poetry, drama and prose each day conducted by Hindi authors or other outstanding specialists. Participants are normally academics and graduate students; however, undergraduates and heritage learners with a firm commitment are also encouraged to attend.

Readings will be conducted by Prof. Asgarh Wajahat (JMU, Delhi) and Prof. Ramdeo Shukla (Gorakhpur), Dr. Imre Bangha (Oxford and M. Ciuc), Dr. Mária Négyesi (Budapest) and other Hindi scholars.

Practical information

Accommodation, meals and the readings will be at the Miercurea Ciuc campus of the Hungarian University of Transylvania ( There are four beds in a room, but only one or two people will occupy one room. There is a bathroom with shower in the rooms. There are kitchenettes on each floor. There is no washing machine, but there is laundry service in the town. The accommodation is simple, but clean and friendly, the university is in the town centre next to a park.

Accommodation with full board will cost about 400 Euros per person to be paid on arrival. People requiring accommodation with extra facilities, can make their own arrangement at Hotel Fenyo, which is a few hundred meters away from the university (

Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda ( is situated on the Eastern part of Transylvania 100 kms north of the town of Braşov (Kronstadt/Brassó). Trains from Bucharest take about five hours. This is the most popular way to reach. The town is at 12-hour train journey from Budapest. Airports in the vicinity are in Tîrgu Mureş (Marosvásárhely), Sibiu and Bacau. All are at about 3 hours’ drive. Taxi charges cost between 100 and 200 Euros. People travelling together may fly to Tîrgu Mureş, Sibiu or Bacau and take a shared taxi or Minibus from there.

You can have information about Romanian train times at (In Romanian)


Arrival: Sunday 18 Aug
Reading sessions start on Monday 19 Aug
Departure: evening Saturday, 31 Aug.
Trip to the former Saxon town of Şigişoara (Segesvár/Schäßburg) or to St Anne’s Lake: Sunday 21 Aug

If you intend to apply or if you have any query regarding the conference please write to Mr Béla Bács ( and If you are applying, please mention your name, gender, academic affiliation, dates of arrival and departure and special dietary requirements, if any. Questions and regarding the academic content should be addressed to Dr Imre Bangha (


Hindi Retreat 2013 Academic programme you can see here.


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