Polish Indologist Prof. Piotr Kłodkowski’s Lecture at University of Delhi

Language is considered an essential ‘cultural symbol’ by scholars, world over. Prof. Piotr Kłodkowski, noted Indologist, orientalist, diplomat and professor at the Comparative Center of Studies of Civilizations of the Jagiellonian University, will present a lecture on the topic “Polish Language as a Vital Principle of National and Cultural Identity in the Context of the 100th Anniversary of Poland’s Independence”.

Date: 14th December 2018 (Friday)
Time: 11.30 AM
Venue: First Floor, A.V. Room, Department of Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies, University of Delhi – 07.


/About Prof. Piotr Wojciech Kłodkowski/

Born on January 20, 1964, Prof. Piotr Kłodkowski is Polish orientalist, journalist, laureate and recipient of the Beaty Pawlak Award (2004) and the Father Józef Tischner Award (2006).
In 2009-14 he was the Polish Ambassador to India, also accredited in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives. During 1983-89 he studied oriental studies at the Jagiellonian University. In the years 1986-89 he studied philosophy at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Krakow. In 1996 he defended his doctoral thesis in the literary studies Homo mysticus of Hinduism and Islam. Since 2003, he has been an employee of the College of Management and Information Technology in Rzeszow. Since 2007 he was an associate professor at this university; he managed the Institute for Research on Civilizations. After serving in the diplomatic mission to India and other South Asian countries, in 2014 he became the rector of the Higher European School Fr. Józef Tischner in Krakow. Currently, he teaches at the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations, Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Krakow), Poland.