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Post-Independence Sanskrit Literature: A Critical Survey

 
Manibhai K. Prajapati (Editor)
Synopsis Occasionally, we hear that Sanskrit is a dead language and no significant works are being produced in the same. But, it seems that these types of statements are being uttered by those persons who never tried to see it richness in terms of its quality and variety of literary forms i.e. from traditional to the newly developed. It is roughly estimated that more than 3000 works in Sanskrit were composed during the Post-Independence period i.e. 1947 to todate, and during the whole span of modern period this figure may rise to about 10,000 works. The present volume is intended to give a broad overview of Post-Independence creative Sanskrit literature. It includes 70 critical articles on various aspects of the subject, which are carefully divided in various sections like 1. State-wise Contribution, 2. Author and work Studies, 3. Literary forms, 4. Themes and 5. Periodicals. An attempt has been made by the editor to collect articles from eminent Sanskrit scholars and creative writers from all over India, in which he has been fairly successful. Overall, the volume highlights meritorious and voluminous contribution to Sanskrit literature during the era. The volume also includes an exhaustive and classified bibliography which is testimony to the fact that Sanskrit is a still living language and it also proves its wealth and variety of literary output of the Post-Independence era. Moreover, it also provides a list of Sanskrit works awarded by the Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. This volume would be of great interest to all those who are researchers, teachers and students of Sanskrit and those who are keen to know about the Post-Independence Sanskrit literature.
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Manibhai K. Prajapati

Mr. Manibhai Prajapati, is Libration and Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan, since 1991. Prior to this he also served the Central Secretarist Library, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi as Librarian (Grade-I) and as Assistant Director (1979-1991), and B.K. Arts, Science and Commerce College, Palanpur as Librarian (1971-1979). He was awarded Indo-British TCTP Award for advanced study in the field of Library and Information Science in 1989-1990. He received his Masters Degree in the Library and Information Science from the Loughborough University of Technology, England and also has Masters degree in Hindi-Sanskrit from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Mr. Prajapati attended few national and two international conference and presented papers. He reviewed about 135 books on Sanskrit Literature, Manuscriptology, History, Culture, Gujarati Literature, Library Science, Reference work etc. which collection published under the title Grantha-Saurabh (2005). He also edited Bibliographic Survey of Catalogues of Indian Languages Manuscsripts (with S.C. Biswas, 1998) contribution of Gujarat to Sanskrit Literature (with Dr. Gautam Patel, 1998) Mohanlal Patel: Svadhyaya Grantha (2001), role of Libraries in the 21st Century (2002) etc. which are highly acclaimed. He has been editing ‘Udicya’: the fortnightly newsletter and Anarta: the Research Journal of the HNG University, Patan since 1991. He has published about 30 studied articles and research papers on various subjects. He has also translated the INFIBNETs Soul (Software for University Libraries) Manual (2004) into Gujarati Language.

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Title Post-Independence Sanskrit Literature: A Critical Survey
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length xviii+633p., References; Bibliography; 26cm.