This is the birth centenary volume in honour and memory of the late Prof. R. N. Dandekar. The present volume contains six sections classified under different themes and the seventh being miscellaneous. The sec-tions are Veda, Grammar and Linguistics, Dharmaś ā stra and Purā ņ a, Philosophy and Religion, Literature and Poetics, Scientific literature. In all 79 (14+8+11+19+11+8+8) articles are included in the vol-ume. Eminent scholars from the different parts of the county have contributed to this volume like Prof. Shashiprabha Kumar from JNU, Prof. Lokesh Chandra, Prof. M.M. Agrawal from Delhi, Prof. Rajendra I Nana-wati, Prof. Sidhartha Wakankar, Dr. Sweta Prajapati from Gujrat, Prof. Radhamadhav Dash, Prof S.S. Mo-hanty, Prof. Raghunath Panda from Orissa, Prof Mrinal-kanti Gangopadhyaya, Prof. Meera Chokravarty, Prof. Sarvani Ganguly from Kolkatta, Prof. G.U. Thite, Prof. V. N. Jha, , Prof. V. P. Bhatt, Prof. Shailaja Bapat, Prof. S.K. Lal, Prof. P.C. Sahoo, Prof. Bhagyalata Pataskar, Prof. V. L. Manjul, Prof. R. A. Muley, Prof. Ujjwala Jha from Pune, Prof. Bhimshing from Kurukhetra, Prof. R. A. Ingalalli, Prof. K. B. Archak from Karnatak, Prof. N. P. Unni from Kerala, Prof. K. R. Joshi, Prof. Madhusu-dan .S. Penna from Nagpur, Prof. Roopkishore Shasri from Haridwar. Prof. B.B. Choubey, Dr. N. C. Panda from Punjab.
Dr. B K Dalai ,Former Director of Centre of Ad-vanced Study in Sanskrit has contributed extensively in terms of publications and research . Dr. Ravindra A Muley is the Director of the Cen-tre ,A reputed Vedic Scholar ,one of the few traditional scholars ,the country is proud of, contributed largely towards Vedic studies.
We are extremely happy to present before the readers and scholars this volume "Sata-saradiyam", a birth centenary volume of The late Prof. R. N. Dandekar, as a token of love and regands towards one of the greatest indologists the world has over produced. The late Prof R. N. Dandekar (Ramchandra Narayan Dandekar) was born in Satara on March 17, 1909. He left for his heavenly abode on December 11, 2001 He served as the Prosser of Sanskrit and Head of the Department of Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages at the University of Poona (renamed some years ago as University of Pune) In 1964, he became the Director of the Centre of Advanced Sady in Sanskrit at the University of Poon, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1974. He was the first Director of the Centre and under his dynamic leadership the centre enjoyed all round developments and became the real centre of learning in Indological researches at national and international level.
The year 2009 was celebrated as the birth centenary year of the late Professor. Many academic and cultural programmes were organized including two National Seminars, the proceedings of which are already published. As a part of the celebration, it was declared to bring out a commemoration volume in honour and memory of Prof. Dandekar which materialized today. It was also decided to publish a series of classified bibliography, like the Ramayana bibliography, the Mahabharata bibliography, the Arthasastra bibliography, the Natyasastra Bibliography, Yoga bibliography which are ready and waiting to see the light of the day.
The present volume contains six sections classified under different themes and the seventh being miscellaneous The sections are Veda, Grammar and Linguistics, Dharmasastra and Purana, Philosophy and Religion, Literature and Poetics, Scientific literature. In all 79 (14+8+11+19+11+8+8) articles are included in the volume. Eminent scholars from the different parts of the county have contributed to this volume like Prof. Shashiprabha Kumar from JNU, Prof. Lokesh Chandra, Prof. M.M. Agrawal from Delhi, Prof. Rajendra I Nanawati, Prof. Sidhartha Wakankar, Dr. Sweta Prajapati from Gujrat, Prof. Radhamadhav Dash, Prof SS. Mohanty, Prof. Raghunath Panda from Orissa, Prof. Mrinalkanti Gangopadhyaya, Prof. Meera Chakravorty, Prof. Sarvani Ganguly from Kolkatta, Prof. G.U. Thite, Prof. V. N. Jha, Prof. V. P. Bhatt, Prof Shailaja Bapat, Prof. S.K. Lal, Prof. PC. Sahoo, Prof. Bhagyalata Pataskar, Prof. V. L. Manjul, Prof. R.A. Muley, Prof. Ujjwala Jha from Pune, Prof. Bhimshing from Kurukhetra, Prof. RA. Ingalalli, Prof. K.B. Archak from Karnatak, Prof N. P. Unni from Kerala, Prof. K.R. Joshi, Prof. Madhusudan, S. Penna from Nagpur, Prof. Roopkishore Shasri from Haridwar. Prof. B.B, Choubey, Dr. N. C. Panda from Punjab etc.
Today it is with great pain that we remember some of the contributors whose articles are included in this volume, are no more with us in this celebration, Prof. B.B. Choubey from Hoshiarpur, Prof. Nalini Sadhale from Hyderabad, Prof. Arjunwadkar from Pune, Prof. K.R. Joshi from Nagpur, Prof. Achytananda Dash from Sagar, Prof. Narayan Gopal Dongre from Varanasi left for their heavenly abode.
Now it is our pleasant duty to record our gratefulness and express our thanks to those who were directly or indirectly responsible in organizing the celebration. To start with, it was Prof. P.G. Lalye who has a major share of contribution right from its inception till its completion. He has always served as an academic director of all our activities. Prof. S.K. Lal who has great regards and appreciations towards Prof. R.N. Dandekar has read most of the of the portions of the volume and his constructive suggestions have improved the quality of this volume. I sincerely record their involvements and academic cooperation in our research programmes. We heartily thank to all the contributors for their research papers. Our colleagues of the Centre and the Department are always cooperative. We thank them for their help and support. Finally we thank C.P. Gautam, Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, New Delhi for publishing this volume.
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Brahma Sutras (85)
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