December 2010

Jataka Buddhist Tales Collection Translated Into Polish Language

In 300 B.C, Sri Lanka’s Jataka Buddhist Tales written for the mankind to gain knowledge and morality originally in prakrit have been released in Polish lanaguage on November 24, In Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw.

Janusz Krzyzowski, a long acting IPCC (Indo-Polish Cultural Committee) member have translated and adapted this monumental work of Buddhist literature in Polish Language.

The merit of the translation lies in the fact that Jatakas have been translated first time in Polish which enhances the beauty for the readers.

While releasing the books First Secretary of Indian Embassy Mr. Vikrant Rattan gave short introduction about Jatakas and Buddhas teaching.

Jatakas are full of nuances and to bring those subtle thoughts into Polish and translator have done a remarkable job. It is a boon for Polish readers to enrich themselves with something novel.

The curator of the Museum Mr Maciej Goralski sad: “We are proud of contributions of this outstanding scholar. He is a pioneer in this field. The way he have enriched the cultural aspects of India and Poland in recent years is highly praiseworthy.”

”We are proud of their achievements. It is our privilege to publish this work in Poland" said Janusz Krzyzowski, head of IPCC, to the audience which included several well-known polish intellectuals from Polish Academy of Science, Colegium Civitas, Ibn Khaldun Institute in Warsaw and others.

Umesh Nautiyal president of IPCC Poland

Janusz Krzyowski studied medicine in the Medical Academy in philosophy at the Warsaw University. He received a MA Degree at the university and in 1964 and Doctor Degree in Charile at Humboldt University, Berlin. In 1971 he acquired himseif with prospects of application of yoga techniques in contemporary medicnine during his stay in Santa Cruz Institute, Bombay and Lonavla. In 1986 he was decorated with the Golden Cross of academic didactic activity. Dr Krzyżowski is a member of the Polish Society of Earth Science. As a Doctor he took part in scientific expeditions organised by the Polish Society of Earth Science: in l986 Tikicaca expedition, in 1987 dramatical expedition in Tibet, in 1990 the mountains of Thailand and others. He is a passionate traveler, he practices tramping. His takes the particular active interest in the countries of oriental culture.


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