Uppsala seminar on 18th century Portugese missionary to India

PhD candidate Pär Eliasson at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, holds a ventilation seminar presenting his forthcoming dissertation on ”Simão Gomes, Sarueshuaracha Gnanopadesh (1709)” on Wednesday 6 December 2017, 14.15 - 15.45. At the seminar, he will focus on the semantic analysis of Christian terminology ina text entitled Sarveśvarācā Gnāna Upadeśa, an early argumentative text in Marathi language. The more than one hundred pages long text was written in the early 18th century by the Portuguese missionary to India, Simão Gomes. He was the first missionary in the Marathi-speaking inland outside of Portugese Goa. Eliason tries to track linguistic and creative influences from both European/Christian and Indian indigenous traditions. Venue: Engelska parken, room 2-0026, Uppsala.