The Alain Daniélou Foundation is glad to announce the result of the selection process for the Grant Programme 2018
Dr. Sunandan Roy Chowdhury (India)
The Poet and the Pilgrim: Rabindranath Tagore and Alain Daniélou
Alain Daniélou explored the depths of Hinduism and looked outside the frames of post-enlightenment industrial Europe. Rabindranath Tagore devoted his life to synthesis of cultures and explored a meaning beyond East and West. The present project is a comparative understanding of the critique of western modernity in Tagore and Daniélou with religious cultures and spirituality as the backdrop.
Dr. Chiara Policardi (Italy)
Yoginīs and Maenads: of animals, masks, and ecstatic dimensions: Following Daniélou’s Śiva and Dionysus
The project aims at outlining and analyzing the comparison between the figures of Yoginīs in Śaiva Tantric traditions and of Maenads in ancient Greek Dionysian religion, focusing on the nearness to the animal world, on the presence of masks, and on the dimension of ecstatic experiences that appear to characterize both phenomena.