INDIA, I F FROM HISSTORY TO O PROGR RESS The 9th edition of Summer C Courses on n India, larggely sponssored by th he Governm ment of Indiia, was orgganized at the Univerrsity of Com mplutensee by Institu ute of Indology. The ccourses, whiich have taaken placee every 2 yeears since 1999, havve contribu uted to thee disseminaation of info ormation aabout Indiaan culture,, history, p philosophyy, religions,, arts, literrature, geo ography and d so on in SSpain. This yeaar’s edition n was titled d ‘India: Frrom Historry to Progress’ and w was held fro om 22nd to 26 2 th July, 2013 2 at th he El Escorrial campu us of the Compluten C nse Univerrsity. Ambassador nd deliivered the inaugural address o on 22 Jully, in which he highllighted thee salient points in the philosoph hical, historrical and cu ultural devvelopmentt of India. Over fivve days of tthe course e, followingg talks werre organizeed: • The Fundamen ntal Rightss in India (Mr. Rafael Iruzubieeta Fernan ndez, Lawyyer and Foun nder of the e Instituto de Indologgía) • The Role of Wo omen in Cu urrent Indiia (Ms. Alkka Jaspal, D Director off Papeles d de India, ICCR, Ne ew Delhi. • The Classical SSources of IIndian Phillosophy (M Mr. Juan Arrnau Navarrro, Researcher at CSIC and Indologisst) • Trends of Currrent Art in n India (Mss. Blanca García G Vegga, Univerrsity of Valladolid, Instituto o de Indolo ogía) • Interrcultural TTensions ‐‐A Anatomy o of Passage to India, by E. M. FForster (Mrr. Pedro Carrero o Eras, Pressident of th he Instituto o de Indolo ogía). • Conttributions ffrom India to the Weest (Mr. Enrique Galíu ud Jardief, Indologistt and writer) • Interrnational Relations R of India (M Mr. Ramón‐María M Moreno Go onzález, Diplomat D and Direector of Caasa Asia) • Posittioning of India in the Globaliseed Econom my (Mr. Praadeep Bhargava, Eco onomist, businesss consultant and wriiter). Also, Round Taables weree held on: • The Caste S T System (Maain speakeer: Mr. Agu ustín Pániker Vilaplan na, Directo or of the Editorial Kairós publisshing house and writer). • The T Hindu Religion (M Main spea aker: Mr. Javier Ruiz Calderón,, philosopher and in ndologist) • The Pundits: Indian collaborators Serving the British Empire (Main speaker: Mr. Jules Stewart, journalist and writer) • Geography of India: the Other Indian Mountains (Main speaker: Mr. Juan Luis Salcedo Miranda, journalist and mountain climber.) Photo Gallery: Ambassador of India, with other dignitaries after the Inaugural Session Participants in the course along with guest speakers and the organizers.