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MISHRA, SAMPADANANDA

MISHRA, SAMPADANANDA

Sampadananda Mishra is a Pondicherry-based Sanskrit scholar from Odisha. He is the director of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture. He plans to start the Vande Mataram Library, an open-source and volunteer-driven project to rival the Murty Classical Library of India. He was awarded the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Award for Sanskrit in 2012 by Pratibha Patil, the then President of India. Mishra specializes in Sanskrit grammar.

Mishra is a grandson of a Sanskrit Pandit. He received a post-graduate degree in Sanskrit from Utkal University. He received an MPhil degree in Sanskrit working under V. Kutumba Sastry from Pondicherry University, where he received a gold medal for excellent performance. He received a PhD degree from Utkal University on the Sanskrit and the evolution of human speech. He currently serves as the director of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture, which is a unit of Sri Aurobindo Society.

Mishra regularly conducts wokshops, training programmes, orientation courses and talks for students and teachers of Sanskrit, Mantra, Yoga and Bhagavad Gita. He writes articles in English, Sanskrit, and Odia. He composes verses and songs. He is involved in several Sanskrit projects being run by the Sri Aurobindo Society, including a 24-hour Sanskrit-language radio station.

Mishra has edited or authored eight books. Some of his books are:
  1. Sampadananda Mishra. Sanskrit and the Evolution of Human Speech. Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences, 2006. ISBN 978-8170602361. 171 pp.
  2. Sampadananda Mishra. Stotravali: A Book of Hymns and Prayers in Sanskrit. Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences, 2006. ISBN 978-8170602033. 316 pp.
  3. Sampadananda Mishra (ed.). The Century of Life of Sri Aurobindo with original verses of Bhartrihari. Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences, 2005. ISBN 978-8170601203. 128 pp.
  4. Sampadananda Mishra. Sri Aurobindo and Sanskrit. Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences, 2001. ISBN 978-8170601593. 118 pp.
  5. Sampadananda Mishra and Vijay Poddar. The wonder that is Sanskrit. Mapin Publishing Gp Pty Ltd, 2001. ISBN 978-1890206505. 210 pp.
  6. Sampadananda Mishra. Hasyamanjari: A book of humorous stories in Sanskrit. Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences, 2001. ISBN 978-8170601623. 42 pp
  7. Sampadananda Mishra. Chandovallari: A handbook of Sanskrit prosody. Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences, 1999. ISBN 978-8170601234. 147 pp.
MISHRA, SAMPADANANDA

Sri Aurobindo & Sanskrit

An introduction to Sri Aurobindo's contribution to the study of Sanskrit language and literature

by Sampadananda Mishra
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