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Sixty Years of Sanskrit Studies (1950-2010)

Price : $39.75
ISBN # : 9788124606292
Author : Radhavallabh Tripathi
pages: 434
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.
Published : 2012

Sanskrit was born and nurtured in India and in course of time became the mother of many languages worldwide besides a host of regional languages, it continues to be a source of inspiration, treasure trove of knowledge and a symbol of universal brotherhood. These virtues of the great language need to be taken good care of. There is hardly any region or district in India where Sanskrit is not studied in some form or the other. This volume 1 of Sixty Years of Sanskrit Studies presents a comprehensive view of the status and trends of Sanskrit studies in India (volume II takes up the scenario of Sanskrit studies in some other countries of the world). It is a compilation of expert papers that survey the state of Sanskrit studies in the different states/union territories of the country in a systematic manner. The individual papers begin with an analysis of the position of the Sanskrit language in the states of India. They cover various aspects of teaching, spread of popularity, research and publications in Sanskrit language and literature. They also deal with the Sanskrit academies established by the state governments and discuss the Indological research journals being brought out by various academies and institutes as also journals in the Sanskrit language. Scholars herein explore attempts made at investigating the inter-relationship of Sanskrit with medieval literatures in other languages or the regional literatures. They particularly focus on grammar, epic literature, Sanskrit religious and secular literature besides the manuscripts of other kinds. They also examine the evolution of great centres of Vedic studies in India, such as Pune, and attempts made to rediscover the corpus of the lost sakhas and later Vedic texts. This volume will immensely interest students and scholars of Sanskrit studies and Indology who are keen to know about the present status of the Sanskrit language and literature in India.



Contents:

Preface Introduction 1. Sanskrit Studies in Andhra Pradesh (I) -- K.E. Devanathan 2. Sanskrit Studies in Andhra Pradesh (II) -- Shrinivasa Varakhedi 3. Sanskrit in Assam: A Brief Survey -- Dipak Kumar Sharma 4. Sanskrit Studies in Bihar -- Uma Shankar Sharma 'Rishi' 5. Sanskrit Studies in Delhi -- Shashiprabha Kumar -- Ramakant Shukla 6. The Position of Sanskrit in Gujarat -- Gautam Patel 7. Status of Sanskrit Studies in Jammu and Kashmir -- Kedar Nath Sharma 8. Sanskrit Studies in the States of Bihar and Jharkhand -- Brahmachari Surendra Kumar 9. Sanskrit Studies in Karnataka -- A.V. Nagasampige 10. Sanskrit Studies in Kerala -- P.C. Muraleemadhavan 11. Sanskrit Studies in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh -- Radhavallabh Tripathi 12. Sanskrit Studies in Maharashtra -- Pataskar Bhagyalata 13.Sanskrit Studies in Odisha -- Prafulla Kumar Mishra 14. Sanskrit Studies in the Puducherry -- C.S. Radhakrishnan 15. Sanskrit in The Punjab -- Shankarji Jha 16. Status of Sanskrit Studies in Rajasthan -- Devarshi Kalanath Shastry 17. Sanskrit Studies in Tamizh Nadu -- Sundari Siddhartha 18. Sanskrit Studies in Uttar Pradesh -- Hari Dutt Sharma 19. Sanskrit Studies in West Bengal -- Somesh Kumar Mishra The Contributors



Author Bio: Radhavallabh Tripathi is one of the senior-most professors of Sanskrit in the country. At present he is working as Vice-chancellor of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (deemed university) at Delhi. Widely acclaimed for his original contributions to the study of Natyashastra and Sahityashastra, he has published 129 books, 187 research papers and critical essays as well as translations of more than 30 Sanskrit plays and some classics from Sanskrit into Hindi. He has received more than 25 national and international awards and honours for his literary contributions. He has been authoritatively referred in various research journals on Indology. Research for Ph.D. has either been completed or is being still carried out on his creative writings in Sanskrit, in a number of universities. Some literary journals have published special numbers dedicated to his life and writings.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 27 February, 2012.
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