Overview for Understanding Tradition: Inter-disciplinary Studies on Sanskrit
A concerned effort is made in this work to interpret ancient knowledge enshrined in Sanskrit using interdisciplinary tools so as to bridge the gap between tradition and the contemporary world. Professor Rajendran here explores several fascinating topics like the story of the migration of ancient indian literature and culture to the outside world and the wide linguistic spectrum of ancient India through his well-documented studies which included Indian Poetics some Post-modern Musings, Traditional Poetics: An Encounter with Contemporary Literature, Development of Sanskrit, Caturanga Movements Describes in Rudrata's Kavyalankara, Sociolinguistic Problems in Natyasastra and Multilingual Experience-Linguistic Hierarchisation in Ancient India.
C. Rajendran (Author)
Dr. C. Rajendran is currently working as Professor & Head of the Department of Sanskrit, University of Calicut. He had an illustrious academic career, securing First Class and First Rank for both his B.A. and M.A. degrees, with University record marks. He was awarded the prestigious University Grants Commission scholarship for his post graduate studies. He joined University of Calicut in 1978 after a brief stint as a Lecturer in Sree Kerala Varma College, Trichur. A man of wide ranging interests, Dr. Rajendran has specialized in Aesthetics, Philosophy, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Chess History, and Ancient Indian Management. He has authored a dozen books and about two hundred learned articles published in various national/international journals. Dr. Rajendran has traveled extensively in India and abroad and presented several research papers in various conferences/symposia. He has been a resource person for U.G.C. Refresher courses in various Universities of India in subjects like Indology, Environment Science, Comparative Aesthetics and Literary Theory. He was selected for the Sahitya Akademi Award for Literary criticism for his work, Pathavum Porulum in 2001. Address: 28/1097, Rajadhani Chevayur, Calicut, 673017 Ph. 354624, 604957