Monday, May 25, 2015

Read interviews, reports, and couplets in Sanskrit on some photographs on Balaram Shukla's blog at https://balramshukla.wordpress.com/. This includes a discussion in modernity of Sanskrit संस्कृतस्य आधुनिकतया अभिसारः, by बजरङ्गबिहारी तिवारी, राधावल्लभः त्रिपाठी, बलराम शुक्लः, and प्रवीण पण्ड्या held under समन्वय, भारतीय भाषा महोत्सव, Samanvaya, a Festival of Indian Languages. Another prolonged interview with Prof. Ram Karan Sharma, with hopeful topic "In no time Sanskrit will be recognized as World Language" संस्कृतमेव न चिरात् विश्वभाषात्वं ग्रहीष्यति – आचार्यरामकरणशर्मा. Balaram Shukla has recorded videos of Sanskrit Poetry presented by Prof. Radha Vallabh Tripathi, Prof. Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra, Prof. Ram Karan Sharma, Prof. Ramakant Shukla in his collection of videos. Balaram Shukla himself is a faculty member of Sanskrit Department of University of Delhi, with mastery over Hindi, Sanskrit, Persian, and other languages. He is a recipient of Maharashi Badarayana Vyasa Samman Award from President of India as a young Sanskrit scholar (see video clip of award ceremony at 14.20 m/17.06).

Saturday, May 23, 2015

आधुनिक संस्कृत साहित्य पुस्तकालय Adhunik Sanskrit Sahitya Pustakalaya, an Online Library of Modern Sanskrit Literature, consisting of new age Epics, Novels, Dramas and so on composed by contemporary Sanskrit scholars. It is presented under celebrated organization Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, "protecting, publishing and expanding the age old Sanskrit traditions since its establishment." The present categories of modern literature include महाकाव्य, खण्डकाव्य, गद्यकाव्य (कथा, उपन्यास, आख्यायिका, ललित निबन्ध) रूपक (नाटक), अनूदित ग्रन्थ, शास्त्रीय ग्रन्थ (mahAkAvya khanDakAvya, gadyakAvya (kathA, upannyAsa, AkhyAyikA, lalita nibandha) rUpaka (nATaka) anUdita grantha, shAstrIya grantha.) The classification is further done by titles and name of authors for easier selection.

Among many projects, राष्ट्रिय-संस्कृत-संस्थानं, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, established in 1970, has many svAdhyAya kendras study centers established under mukta svAdhyAya pITham (Institute of Distance Education), engaged for समाजस्य कल्याणाय, संस्कृतस्य संवर्धनार्थं for the benefit of the society through Sanskrit promotion and education. It also provides E-books in PDF format or digitized, and strives to promote an awareness of Sanskrit study related activities, maintaining data bases such as Inventory of Sanskrit Scholars, Sanskrit Studies In India and Outside India, Sixty Years of Sanskrit Studies Vol.1(India) and Sixty Years of Sanskrit Studies Vol.2(Abroad).

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