Um princípio,  a beginning.
Este é o primeiro número da Newsletter Mensal do Programa de Estudos Indianos (PEIND). 
O objetivo do Programa dos Estudos Indianos é contribuir para a integracão acadêmica entre India e Brasil e o desenvolvimento intelectual e científico conjunto, no contexto de uma sociedade global. Consideramos o estabelecimento de elos acadêmicos entre os dois países ação importante para a produção de conhecimento capaz de sustentar a comum demanda de ambas as sociedades: um desenvolvimento social, econômico e político equilibrado e consistente. Em tal relação a troca de experiências e a produção conjunta de saberes reforça e amplia linhas de integração Sul-Sul e fornece elementos para um crescimento conjunto auto sustentado. Acreditamos no futuro das relações universitárias entre Brasil e Índia

This is the first issue of the Program for Indian Studies (PEIND) Monthly Newsletter. 
The Indian Studies Program's goal is contribute to the academic integration between India and Brazil, and the mutual intellectual and scientific development in the context of a global society. We believe that the establishment of academic ties between the two countries is important for building knowledge that can cater for a common demand from both societies: balanced and consistent social, economic and political development. In such relationship, the exchange of experiences and the joint production of knowledge reinforce and broaden integrative South-South trends and afford elements for a self-sustained growth. We believe in the future of Brazil-India academic relations
Temas, subjects.
A Newsletter do Programa de Estudos Indianos pretende veicular idéias, propostas e discussões sobre as relações acadêmicas entre Brasil e Índia. Estaremos sempre abertos a novas colaborações. Artigos de fundo, resenhas de livros, entrevistas. Aqui também estarão presentes as notícias sobre eventos realizados e planejados pelo Programa de Estudos Indianos da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

The Indian Studies Program Newsletter aims to convey ideas, proposals and discussions on Brazil-India academic relations. We will always be open to new collaborations. Articles, book reviews, interviews. Here you will also attend the news about events organized and planned by the Indian Studies Program at the Rio de Janeiro State University .                                   
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Artigos, articles.
Ambassador Ashok Tomar’s Message.
by Ashok Tomar  Ambassador of India to Brazil 
"Both India and Brazil place due importance on education as a means to promote social and economic development and have mutual interest in strengthening academic mobility between both countries. In this context we are working on initiatives for the exchange of visiting professors and the mutual attraction of young talents in areas of common interests" (Read more).
Parceria Estratégica Bilateral Brasil-Índia.
by Rubens Turci Professor, Juiz de Fora Federal University
"Ao se aproximarem, Brasil e Índia se acercam também das modernas estratégias para o desenvolvimento sustentável, ecológico, e que consideram o mundo a partir de um ponto de vista sistêmico, rizomático e holístico” (Read more).
Desvelar o local e o global: A importância do Tribunal da Inquisição de Goa
by Patrícia  de Faria Professor, Rio de Janeiro Federal Rural University
“A Inquisição de Goa exerceu virtual autoridade sobre os territórios não contíguos do “Estado da Índia”, isto é, sobre as fortalezas e demais espaços de influência lusa, situados da costa oriental africana até o Extremo Oriente” (Read more).
Madras University in a stamp
Brazil-India University Interchange.
by Edgard Leite  Indian Studies Program Director
"The establishment of academic ties between the two countries is important for building knowledge that can cater for a common demand from both societies: balanced and consistent social, economic and political development. In such relationship, the exchange of experiences and the joint production of knowledge reinforce and broaden integrative South-South trends and afford elements for a self-sustained growth.” (Read more).
India-Brazil Relations: Requiting a New Paradigm of Cooperation in the 21st Century !
by Dattesh D. Parulekar Professor, Goa University
“Collaborative scholarship, through exchange of faculty and scholars, as also encouragement of joint research projects, through institutionalized arrangements between peer institutions and agencies, in either country, could trigger much vaunted indigenous critical mass of ideas, in an era, where knowledge is widely recognized as power.” (Read more)
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Notícias, news.
Madras University in a stamp
Brazil-India Meeting:
Sexta Reunião da Comissão Mista de Cooperação Política, Econômica, Científica, Tecnológica e Cultural Brasil-Índia
Sixth Meeting of the Brazil-India Joint Commission on Political, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation.

Brasília, October, 15,  2013  (Read more)

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                                                               Palavras da índia, words of India.
Rabindranath Tagore:
"According to the true Indian view, our consciousness of the world, merely as the sum total of things that exist, and as governed by laws, is imperfect. But it is perfect when our consciousness realizes all things as spiritually one with it, and therefore capable of giving us joy. For us the highest purpose of this world is not merely living in it, knowing it and making use of it, but realizing our own selves in it through expansion of sympathy; not alienating ourselves from it and dominating it, but comprehending and uniting it with ourselves in perfect union".

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História do PEIND, PEIND History.

University of Goa, 2011.
The India-Brazil Dialogue Conference at the University of Goa in 2011, sponsered by UGC Centre for Latin American and International Studies,  (above), and the Dr Varun Sahni (Jawharlal Nehru University) lecture in Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) in 2012, were important elements for immediate link between UERJ and India Universities.
May 24, 2013.
On May 24, took place the first meeting of the Academic Council of the Indian Studies Program at UERJ.
Joint Effort.
The PEIND is the product of the joint effort of several brazilian and indians researchers.
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                            Biblioteca Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi Library.
Mahatma Gandhi Library.
On October 18, 2013, the Centre from the Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs of India and the Embassy of India in Brasilia held the donation ceremony of Mahatma Gandhi Library to Indian Studies Program.
Cerimony.
The ceremony was attended by the Minister of External Affairs of India, Salman Khurshid, the Secretary Riva Ganuly Das, the Ambassador Ashok Tomar, the PEIND director, Edgard Leite, and Indian Ambassadors to Latin American coutries.
Important Reference Center.
The Mahatma Gandhi  Library will be an important reference center for studies and will be located in PEIND  office.

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Próximas atividades, further activities.

PEIND 2014.
The PEIND 2014 Executive Comitee (from the left): Dr Patrícia Faria, Dr. Edgard Leite, Dr. Rubens Turci, Dr. Célia Tavares and Dr. Lucia Rabello de Castro, planning the events of 2014. Is in the planning stages the India-Brasil Dialogue Conference (5-7 November 2014), the India Cultural Week, and four extension courses and workshops: Perspectives on India-Brazil Trade Relations, Introduction to Sanskrit, Introduction to Philosophies of India, and Introduction to History of India. Are also in the planning stage the following workshops: Classical dances of India and Indian Music.
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                             Uma visão pessoal da Índia, a personal view of India.
Esta seção é dedicada a visões singulares sobre a Índia, sua civilização e seu povo.
This section is devoted to unique views over India Civilization.

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.
by Sanjiv Kumar Gupta  President, Indo-Brazil Chamber of Commerce, New Delhi, India.
"Indian culture has promoted the concept of unity in diversity beautifully by emphasising: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (Sanskrit: वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्) meaning whole planet is a single family. We might have different opinions, temperaments and attitudes- but we all have a common family ties of sharing this world. A shining example of this a practice still followed in Jaisalmer, a small city in Indian State of Rajasthan. Wedding invitations are not sent; but pasted outside homes of bride and grooms with the request to come as per programme posted on wall. All are invited !!!"
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Livros, books, textos, papers.
Esta seção é dedicada a livros e textos sobre a Índia, escritos por pesquisadores brasileiros.
This section is devoted to books and papers about India, wrote by Brazilian researchers.
Rubens Turci: "Sraddha in the Bhagavad Gita" (January 1, 2007). ETD Collection for McMaster University.
Given this scholarly indecision, this thesis is a theological effort to ask, What is the role of sraddha in Arjuna's final acceptance of war as the necessary solution to his moral dilemma? It is my hypothesis that sraddha differs from bhakti, and becomes the immediate cause that moves Arjuna to fight.  This distinction between sraddha and bhakti represents the first part of my argument. The second part is the sense I want to convey by translating sraddha as 'zeal, religious fervour, soul force, or enthusiasm.' I argue that the standard translation as 'faith' hinders the effort to construct a comprehensive theology of Arjuna's transformation.
Monica Hirst: "Brazil–India Relations
A Reciprocal Learning Process” South Asia Survey 15:1 (2008).
Relations between Brazil and India seem to be blooming recently, favoured by a mix of domestic and international developments. Together with an expanded terrain of common interests in multilateral political and economic matters, both countries share the trend of perceiving bilateralism as a stimulating and useful learning process. Furthermore, they have assumed a leading role in the process of revival of South-South diplomacy in world affairs. Brazil and India have become major actors in recent proposals aimed at simultaneously promoting a renewed configuration of multilateral institutions and innovative inter-state coalition building among developing countries.
Patricia Souza de Faria: A conquista espiritual do Oriente: franciscanos, catolicismo e poder colonial português em Goa (1540-1740). Rio de Janeiro: 7Letras, 2013.
O livro aborda o papel desempenhado pelos franciscanos na cristianização de Goa, durante a presença portuguesa na Índia. Foram analisados os métodos missionários adotados pelos franciscanos, bem como as controvérsias que travaram com outros agentes da cristianização (como os arcebispos de Goa e os clérigos seculares nascidos na Índia). Este estudo pretende propiciar uma contribuição à história das missões católicas na Índia, ao contemplar a atividade da Ordem de São Francisco, pouco investigada pela historiografia. 
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Novas Instalações do PEIND, PEIND new facilities.

New facilities of PEIND Office
Shortly will be inaugurated the new facilities of the PEIND office and your library, at room #9016-A of Rio de Janeiro State University (Pavilhão João Lyra Filho, Main Building). But we are already working there! You may contact us on tel: 55-21 2334-1017 (from 12 to 5 PM).


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Agradecimentos, acknowledgments.
                                                    
Friendship 
The PEIND must express special thanks to the following institutions an persons:  the Brazilian Foreign Office, through the General-Secretary on Politics II, Ambassador Maria Edileuza Fontenelle Reis and the Department of South and Central Asia and Oceania, through the Chief Minister Maria Clara Carisio; The Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation, through the President Ambassador João Vicente Pimentel; the History Post-graduation Program of UERJ, through Drs. Lúcia Bastos and Tânia Bessone; the Department of International Cooperation of UERJ, through Drs. Cristina Furtado and Márcia Leite; the India-Brazil Chamber of Commerce, through the Executive Director Leonardo Ananda Gomes; the Indo-Brazil Chamber of Commerce and Industry, through the president Sanjiv Kumar, the UGC Centre for Latin American and International Studies, through Dr. Aparajita Gangopadhyay and Dr. Dattesh Parulekar;  the Indian Foreign Office, through the Joint Secretary (Public Diplomacy) Riva Ganguly Das and the India Embassy in Brazil, through the Deputy Chief Raj Srivastava and the continuos support of Ambassador Ashok Tomar.
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Participe e compartilhe, join and share. 

Contribuições, para as diversas seções, bem como opiniões e críticas, são sempre benvindas. Também são benvindas sugestões de livros e textos. Toda correspondência pode ser enviada para o nosso endereço, peinduerj@gmail.com ⇒ 📩

Contributions to the various sections, as well opinions and criticisms are always welcome. Also are welcome suggestions of books and texts. All correspondence can be send to our address, 
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