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Centre of Studies for Comparative Literature

The department of Comparative Literature is established in 2006 and belongs to the Faculty of Indian Languages. The centre for comparative literature has given a common platform for Indian and foreign languages and literatures which have links with Sanskrit and preached the idea of World Literature. New awareness about the universality of literary pursuits in the post colonial era, the need for cooperation and humanistic attitude in literature in the multi cultural and linguistic context of India, The secular attitude in the learning of language and culture are given importance. A synthesis of Eastern and Western literary and aesthetic theories is produced in the minds of the students who are encouraged to have a broad knowledge of life crossing the cultural barriers in this era of global knowledge and global perspectives.

The department seeks that immediately it may converted to a full-fledged department in the University. Academic staff- Professors, associate Professors and assistant professors may be appointed as per the UGC/University notifications. If this is done the department can achieve further success in the field of comparative literature and culture in the fertile and promising academic atmosphere of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit where several language and literature faculties exist. A strong research wing in comparative literature and culture may be constituted with facilities for project works and publication in innovative areas, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary. Sanskrit literature moves on along with the other Indian literatures and the world literature maintaining its unique position. The department wishes to highlight the cultural and social ‘unity in diversity’ of the people of India and of the world as mentioned in the Vedic thoughts like “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.” “Samgacchadhvam samvadadhvam” and wants to modernize Sanskrit and comparative literature studies with new energy. Such a comparative literature vision is nowhere practiced in any other Sanskrit Universities in India.

About Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit

The University was established two decades ago in the name of the illustrious Indian philosopher Jagad Guru Adi Sankara in his place of birth at Kalady. The basic objective of the University is to impart knowledge in various branches of Sanskrit, Indology, Indian culture, Indian and Foreign languages, Indian philosophy, Fine Arts and Social Sciences and to promote the study and research in Sanskrit and other systems of Indian knowledge. As a centre of cultural heritage and a house for indigenous art forms, the University is envisioned to harmonize the society through educational excellence.