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Savitribai Phule Pune University

Dept. of Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages

National Seminar on Contribution of Pandit S.D. Satawalekar

(21st to 23rd March 2017)

Invitation and Theme of the Seminar

Since ancient times, the world is enriched with numerous streams of knowledge. In
the modern world the Universities symbolize growth of knowledge. Such institutes
are known to be the birth-place of novel ideas and research. In reality, learned
scholars are the back-bones of the famous research-institutes. Some individual
scholars also can be looked upon as academic institutes due to the grandeur of their
work.

In the field of Sanskrit studies and Indian culture, Pandit Shripad Damodar
Satawalekar is such an illustrious academician whose work is an inspiration for all
future generations. He is well-known for his writing on the Vedas. However, it
would be an injustice to his scholarship if one delimits him to the Vedic studies.
He has also contributed to the study of numerous other subjects like Epics, Yoga
and Sryanamaskras. He was also actively engaged in Indian Independence
movement. On the occasion of 150th birth-year of Pt. Satawalekar, it would be apt
to remember him and his scholarly contributions to Sanskrit studies and Indian
culture.

Department of Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages, Savitribai Phule Pune University


(formerly University of Pune) has a glorious tradition of Sanskrit and related
studies. Stalwarts like Prof. R. N. Dandekar and Prof. S. D. Joshi have headed this
department. Organization of International and National seminars for advancement
of ancient Indian knowledge is an ongoing activity of the department.

This year, the Department has planned a national seminar on Contribution of


Pandit S.D. Satawalekar from 21st to 23rd March 2017. Being a scholar in the field
of Sanskrit, you are requested to participate in the seminar and pay a tribute to Pt.
Satawalekars multi-dimensional work. Please refer to the next page for sub-
themes. The papers may be presented in English/Sanskrit/Marathi/Hindi languages.
You may travel by 3-tier AC train and the local hospitality will be our pleasure.

We request you to kindly confirm your participation by replying this mail/letter.


Kindly also send a brief abstract of your paper before 1 st March 2017. For
organization purpose, kindly use Times New Roman font for English and any
UNICODE font for Devanagari typing while sending the abstract. Please send
your reply and abstract on following mail-addresses-: hodsanskrit@unipune.ac.in
or mugdha.gb@gmail.com .

Awaiting your positive reply.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Mugdha Gadgil Dr. Shailaja Katre

Co-ordinator Head
The following sub-themes are only a glimpse of the exhaustive subjects authored
by Pandit Satawalekar. Scholars may select any subject from the following or may
decide any other topic related to contribution of Pt. Satawalekar.

1. Vedic Studies E.g. Translations of Rgveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and


Atharvaveda. Different topics based on Vedic literature like Vedic deities,
political thoughts, , , , , etc.
2. Religion and Philosophy Upanisads, Ramayana, Mahabharata,
Bhagavadgita, Yoga and Puranas.
3. Indian Culture , and s.

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