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Team meeting at Kyoto University

At least twice a year the Skandapurāṇa team meets to discuss drafts of the forthcoming volume of the critical edition. in March 2016 a five-day meeting was held at Kyoto University, where we discussed several chapters that will be part of Volume IV.

This volume will cover chapters 70-95. In this part of the text the authors have included a number of key Vaiṣṇava episodes, such as Viṣṇu’s descent as the Manlion (Narasiṃha), and they introduce Andhaka, a major character in subsequent Śaiva mythology. In September, the next team meeting will be held at Leiden University.

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