This is a collection of twenty seven essays, mainly Indological. Many of these essays have been published in research journals of Felicitation/Commemoration volumes. A few of them have either been revised and on some occasions enlarged with additional information. The subject matter of these articles are varied. Thus, problems of transliteration for bibliography, concern of ecological embalance, Tagore's translations of kalidasa's works, evaluation of Kalidasa by Tagore, Bankim Chandra, Madhusudan, Haraprasad Shastri and other Bengalee critics, Citramimamsa, different aspects of Kalidasa's Abhijnana-sakuntala, Bhita Medallions and the like- are the topics here. Last five articles are written in Sanskrit. In one of them right to die with dignity as sanctioned in Indian scriptures has been discussed. It is expected that the collection of essays would be well received and appreciated by all, particularly by scholars of Sanskrit.
About the Author :
Dr. Chakraborty has to his credit fifteen books composed/critically edited. A few deserving mention are; The Citramimamsa of Appaya Diksita - A Study, Trayee (an analysis of Appaya Diksita's works on poetics in Sanskrit), Abhijana - sakuntla (critically edited with exposition and the commentary of Raghavabhatta), Meghaduta-O-Saudamani (critically edited with exposition and commentaries), Canakya-niti sastra samiksa.
Many of this articles have been published in research journals of felicitation / commemoretation volumes like Visvesvaranand Indological Journey, Asiatic Society Journal, Bharatiya Vidya, Samvid, Sanskrit-Sahitya-Parisat-Patrika, Rabindra Bharati University Journal, Journal of the Department of Sanskrit (R.B.U), Prof. S. Rath Felicitation Volume and others.
Professor Chakraborty is the consulting editor of Encyclopaedia of Bangladesh Project (Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka) and the Sectional editor of the Visvakosa (published in 23 vols). The autor participated / chaired sessions on a number of occasions in All-India Oriental Conference, International Congress of Asian and North African Studies (Hongkong, Budapest, Toranto), World Sanskrit Conferences (Benaras, Melbourne, Bangalore, Turin) International Conference on S.E. Asia (Bangkok). He visited Bangladesh and Nepal several times for lectures at different Institutions.
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