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Reconstruction of Sankha-Likhita Smrti

A.D. Thakar (Author)
Synopsis Picking up the clue from Dr. P.V. Kane's suggestion about the need of Reconstruction of Sankha-Likhita smrti which was lost in its original form in the blackhole of time, Shri J.S. Padeshastri, a renowned oriental scholar entrusted the work of its reconstruction to Shri A.D. Thakar, as the subject for his Ph.D. Thesis. Sankha and Likhita were prominent and ancient Smrtikaras, whose Sutras and Slokas are scattered in various ancient works on Dharmasastra. Prof. Kane has given 493 quotations collected from 17 works in Dharmasutra of Sankha-Likhita published by BORI Pune. Dr. Thakar collected 963 quotations from 116 works, including a few Mss. with painstaking, diligent and meticulous care and arranged them in a systematic conventional format of smrti, pointing out the variants too. "Reconstructed Text" now seeing the light of day will prove useful and enlightening to the Scholars and Researchers.
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About the author

A.D. Thakar

Dr. Ambalal Dalsukharam Thakar has been a student of M.S. University of Baroda, being a graduate and Postgraduate student of the same University. He also obtained his Ph.D. Degree of the same University under the guidance of Pt. Jagannath Padeshastri and Prof. Dr. A.N. Jani-the two versatile scholars. For some period, he worked as a Manuscript Assistant in the Ramayana Department of the Oriental Institute, Vadodara (1959-61). For the most part of his career, he was a Lecturer in Sanskrit at the colleges, affiliated to Gujarat University-Ahmedabad-especially at Sheth P.T. Arts and Science College, Godhra (Gujarat). Some of his articles are published is some esteemed Journals and Periodicals. He was a devoted teacher, loved by the students and a self-less and ardent social worker. He was associated with the Premanand Ashram, Malsar (Dist. Vadodara) (from 1965 on wards).

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Title Reconstruction of Sankha-Likhita Smrti
Author A.D. Thakar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186050981
length 352p., Bibliography; Index; Size 8.75