Day 30 Session 03: Sanskrit as Yoga & for Yoga by Anuradha Choudry

About the talk

We all have an intimate engagement with language in our lives and yet we seldom pause to ask ourselves fundamental questions about it like, 'What role does it play in formatting who we are, how we look at the world and relate to it?' 'Is the sole purpose of language thought-expression or do different languages generate different thought-formations altogether?' This session is an invitation to indulge in an open exploration of what Sanskrit is, what it offers as a method of yoga in itself and what is its importance for the world of yoga.

About Anuradha Choudry

Dr. Anuradha Choudry is a joint Faculty at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and at the Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur where she teaches Sanskrit, Indian Psychology, French and on Mind and Language Sciences in the course History of Science and Technology in Ancient India. In 2019, she was awarded the Excellent Young Teachers Award for her contributions to the Institute. After her Ph.D in Sanskrit on Vedic Psychology she received the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship of the EU to do an MLitt in Crossways in European Humanities from the Universities of St. Andrews, Scotland, & Bergamo, Italy. An Alumna of the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Puducherry, she is a multilingual passionate Sanskritist who works in the areas of Indian/Yoga Psychology, Philosophy and Culture and travels across the world to deliver lectures and conduct workshops on these topics at national and international organisations and at events like the Annual Yoga Congress organised by the European Union of Yoga in Zinal, Switzerland amongst others. She has published in various journals and has co-edited and co-authored books titled 'Perspectives on Indian Psychology' and 'Happiness: Indian Perspectives' respectively along with Dr. Vinayachandra B. K.