Lectures on Zoroastrianism with Prof. William Malandra

Number of Sessions: 2
Dates: 26th and 28th October, 2021
Timings: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. I.S.T.
Fees: Rs. 500/-
Resource Person: Prof. William Malandra
Medium: English

Topics to be covered
1. Zaraθuštra: the man and his vision (Dēn)
2. Zoroastrianism of the late Sassanid period: continuity and change in the Dēn

About the Resource Person
Prof. William W. Malandra earned a B.A. in Philosophy at Haverford College, an M.A. in Religious Studies at Brown University, and a PhD in Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus at the University of Minnesota. Prof. Malandra has written four books and published numerous articles on various subjects related to Ancient Iranian religion, ancient Persian scripts, languages and their grammars. He has contributed to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Encyclopaedia Iranica, and other reference handbooks and has been on the editorial boards of the Encyclopaedia Iranica, Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity, and Pahlavica, An Encyclopedia for Middle Persian from PIE to New Persian (Dialects). He was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 1964-65 and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Translation Grant, 1979-80.

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9. A detailed bibliography will be made available.

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