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Gems of Law Dharmasastra

Sushma Kulshreshtra (Editor) Abha Kulshreshtha (Editor)
Synopsis Gems of law & Dharmasastra comprising eighty panegyrics, poetic compositions, memoirs, articles and research papers on various aspects of law, Dharmasastra, Arthasastra, Kamasastra, Darsanasastra, and vedic and classical Sanskrit Literature is a tender presentation by a sincere friend Prof. Acharya Jagdish Sahai Kulshreshtha and tow ardent disciples and admirers Dr. Abha Kulsjreshtha and Prof. Sushma Kulshreshtha Misraji on the auspicious occasion of his 80th Birthday, his satabhiseka mahotsava. This volume is divided into tow parts, four casacades and sixteen sections symbolizing Purusottama-kalamala: Part I: Memoirs & Felicitations: Part II: Gems of Law & Dharmasastra; Cascade I: Gems of law –Vidhinirjhari: Cascade II: gems of Dharmasastra –Dharmasastranijhari; Cascade III: Gems of Artha,Kama, Moksa, Arthakamamoksanirjhari. The volume opens with a garland of twelve poetic panegyric compositions in Sanskrit by renowned poets like Prof. V. Kutumba sastry, Prof, Rajendra Mishra, Prof. Harekrishna Satapathy, prof. Kishore Chandra Mohapatra, and others offering their felicitations to Justice Misraji. Then follows the floral bunch of four memoirs and felicitations followed by a brief biographical sketch bring out several characteristics of his personality and his contribution to the field of law, Sanskrit and Indology and knowledge and learning. The part II of this volume divided into four cascades and sixteen sections signifying sixteen Purusottama-Kalas, is a vaijayantimala, a beautiful garland of sixty-four learned papers from renowned legal experts and Indologists of India and abroad (few maiden papers from our Indology mainly centring upon Vidhisastra, Dharmasastra and Arthakamomoksatrayi. The four cascades of this Presentation volume deal with various vedic, Sociological, religious, educational, cultural, literary, Buddhistic, Dharmasastric, arthasastric and kamasastric problems mainly concerned with law and Dharmasastra based on ancient Indian and modern texts. This Festschrift is multi-dimensional in approach, and will prove useful to legal experts, law-lovers, Dharmasastris, Sanskritists, Buddhists and Indologists for its penetrating insights into various branches of Law, Dharmasastra, Sanskrit and Indology.
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Sushma Kulshreshtra

D.Phill., S.Litt., F.R.A.S. (London) Ex. Visiting University Professor of Sanskrit, Ranchi University, Rachi. Member, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi. B.A. (1962) 1st class, Banaras Hindu University; M.A. Sanskrit (1964) 1st class 1st Vikram University, Ujjain; D.Phil. (1969) Allahabad University; Diploma in Pali Language & Literature (1972)1st Position with Distinction, University of Delhi; Puranetihasacarya (1981)1st class Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, D.Litt. (1989) Randhi University. Teaching Sanskrit in Daulat Ram College & University of Delhi since 1966. Guiding M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars since 1970. Sponsored and nominated by ICHR, ICSSR, UGC, Deptt. of Culture, Ministry of HRD & ICCR, Govt. of India, participated, presented papers and organized panels in VI World Sanskrit Conference at Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia, USA in 1984, VII World Sanskrit Conference at Kern Institute. University of Leiden, the Netherlands in 1987, VIII Conference of the International Association of Buddhist Studies at University of California. Berkeley, USA in 1987, XXXIII Interational Congress of Asian and North African Studies at University of Toronto, Canada in 1990, VIII World Sanskrit Conference at University of Viena, Austria in 1990, IX World Sanskrit Conference at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Autralia in 1994, V & VI Sakyadhita International Conference of Buddhist Women at Phnon Penh, Combodia in 1997-98 and at Lumbini, Nepal in 2000 respectively and international Conference on Sansrit in South East Asia at Silpakorna University, Bangkok, Thiland in 2001. Participated in 151 sessions of the World Sanskrit Conference, All India Oriental Conference, Indian Philosphical Congress, Akhila Bharatha Darsana Parisad, All India Kalidasa Samaroha, U.G.C. Seminars and NCERT workshops and presented papers. Books Published – 50 : (i) Samskrta-Gitanjali 1973. (ii) Brhattrayi: eka tulanatmaka adhyayana, 1983. (iii) Kalidasa-sahitya evam Vadana-kala, 1986. (iv) Kalidasa-sahitya evam Sangita-kala, 1988. (v) Kalidasa-sahitya evam Pasupksi-sangita, 1989. (vi) Meghaduta-Sangita-Pallavi, 1990. (vii) Samskrta-Sangita-Vaijayanti, 1991. (viii) Rtusamhara-Sangita-Surabhi, 1992. (ix) Prabhakara-Narayana-Srih, 1993. (x) Gems of Indian Music and Musicology, 1994. (xi) Erotics in Kalidasa-I: Nayakanayikagunalankara, 1995. (xii) Jewels in Sanskrit and Musicology, 1995. (xiii) Srirubhasacaritam, 1996. (xiv) Gems of Buddhism, 1996. (xv) Samskrta-Sangita-Ratnasati, 1996. (xvi) Art of Embrace & Kissing, 1998. (xvii) Art of Nali Marks & Amorous Biting, 1999. (xviii) Kavayitri-Kanthabharanam, 2000. (xix) Amrta-Nirjhari: Ya Srstih Srasturadya, 2000. (xx) Sabdarthasaundarya-Sahastracandri, 2001. Reasearch Papers: 125 articles and research papers published in reputed Journals, Felicitation and Commemoration Volumes in India and abroad. Elected Member of the Executive Committee of All India Oriental Conference (1976-86, 1990-2002). Elected President of the Technical Sciences & Fine Arts and Pali & Buddhism Sections of the 33rd, 36th, 39th, 40th and 41st AIOC and Jt. Secretary of the 38th AIOC. Awards and Laurels: (i) Samskrta Siksaka Puraskara, Delhi Sanskri Akademi. (ii) Samskrta Sahitya Puraskara’ U.P. Sanskrit Sansthan, Lucknow for the years 1996, 1998 and 1999 (Thrice). (iii) Banabhatta Sammana, UPSS, Lucknow for the year 2000. (iv) Felicitated in Limca Book of Records-2002.

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Title Gems of Law Dharmasastra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sanjay Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8174532137
length xxii+626p., References; Notes; Plates; 25cm.