World Association for Vedic Studies , Inc.


  • The matter for PROCEEDINGS of the 'Atlanta Conference' is almost ready.

  • Next biennial international conference of WAVES has been fixed for August 7-9, 1998. It will be held in Los Angeles and is being hosted by California State University Northridge. The title of the conference shall be 'New Prespectives on Vedic & Ancient Indian Civilization'. Please mark your calendar, and suggest names of some persons who couldbe invited for it.

  • An ad-hoc committee for founding 'INDIA BRANCH OF WAVES' was constituted. It has strong group of members. The ad-hoc committee has decided to hold a one-day conference of WAVES in Delhi on December 27, 1997. The theme of the Conference shall be 'Indian Identity & Cultural Continuity'.


  •     Sponsored by: University of Southwestern Louisiana
            and World Association for Vedic Sciences, 
         in cooperation with the Acadiana Indian Association
                            Tentative Program
                       Saturday, October 25, 1997
                            Hamilton Hall, USL
    1:00 - 1:10    Chairman's Welcome and Introduction
                   'Ancient Indian science, its relevance and problems'
    1:10 - 1:20    Dr. Gary Marotta, Vice President for Academic Affairs, USL
                   Welcome Address
    1:20 - 1:50    Dr. Rajesh Kochhar, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India
                   'A postcolonial look at ancient Indian science'
    1:50 - 2:20    Professor Subhash Kak, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 
                   'The stages of Indian astronomy'
    2:20 - 2:50    Professor R.L. Kashyap, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 
                   'The analysis of Vedic texts'
    2:50 - 3:20    David Frawley, AIVS Santa Fe, NM
                   'Vedic psychology'
    3:20 - 3:40    Coffee and refreshments
    3:40 - 4:10    Professor B. Van Nooten, University of California, Berkeley, CA
                   'The binary number system in ancient India'
    4:10 - 4:40    Professor Bhu Dev Sharma, Xavier University, New Orleans,
                   LA Prof. in mathematics:
                   'Mathematics of Vedas and some other primary works of Ancient India'
                      Panel Session: Summing up, Questions and Answers
    4:40 - 5:30    Dr. Lewis Pyenson, USL, Dr. T.R.N. Rao, USL, and speakers
    * This symposium is a part of the nationwide Golden Jubilee Celebration
      of India's Independence