Posted by: adbhutam | March 28, 2012


Here is a new book titled: Original Sanskrit Works of Modern Scholars from
Karnataka State.

The book is published by the Poornaprajna Samshodhana Mandiram, Bangalore and
authored by Dr.A.V.Nagasampige, Director of the institution.

This book, in English, is an enumeration of the works in Sanskrit authored by
vidwans hailing from the Karnataka State. More than 100 Scholars are listed in
the book along with a brief write up about each of them and the list of works
authored by them. It is indeed a delight to go through the book as it opens
before us the rich contribution made by these scholars in a variety of fields.
They have devoted their entire lives for the study and propagation of the
Samskrita language.

Here is an excerpt from the introduction by the author of the book:

//It is needless to say that Karnataka state is not only well known for its
pleasantly moderate climate and rich cultural heritage but it is also acclaimed
for its unimaginable contribution in the field of Sanskrit. This state shines
like an ocean containing thousands of Ratnas in its depth. Even though Sri
Shankaracharya ws born in Kerala, he established the prestigious Dakshinamnaya
Peetha in Sringeri in Karnataka. Sri Ramanujacharya also extended his academic
activities in holy Melukote of Karnataka. Sri Madhwacharya, the protector of
Dvaita philosophy, was born in Karnataka and spread the Vedic values all over
the country. Many Jain scholars like Kundkundacharya and Samanta Bhadra,
creative commentators of six philosophical systems, were born in Karnataka and
are a great asset of Karnataka.//

Names of several scholars who are amidst us now are included in the book.

This nicely brought out book is priced Rs.40 and is available at the Samshodhana
Mandiram office, Banglore. Phone: 080 266 94026. The book caries a benedictory
message in Sanskrit from His Holiness Sri Vishwesha Tirtha SwaminaH, the head of
the Pejawar Mutt.

The book is a sure inspiration to scholars from other states of our country to
bring out such books whereby one can get to know the wealth of contribution to
Sanskrit literature in all fields by scholars of contemporary India.


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