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Current News on Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri
Four new books by Prof Shastri have been published in 2013. These are shown above and listed below
Prof Shastri Completes the Definitive Translation in Hindi & English
(C) 2013 by Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Kolkata, ISBN: 978-81-89302-42-9
Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri is conferred
The Dean of the Faculty of Letters e Filosofia Prof. Lorenzo Massobrio reading the Announcement
Prof. Shastri Honored with Padma Bhushan
For those not familiar with the highest National Awards of India, the award "Padma Bhushan" is very lofty in deed. I'm proud to attach this new letter from Govt of India, informing my dear friend, Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri, of his being awarded, "Padma Bhushan" (He has already been awarded "Padma Shree" years ago). So far his awards in Sanskrit, including recent "Jnanapith", bring his total of awards in Sanskrit to 40. It's another proud day for all Indians.
Media Coverage Jnanpith Award Ceremony- 19th August, 2009, New Delhi India
Prof Shastri 1st Sanskrit Winner of India's highest academic award, The Jnana-Pith Award. Honored by presence of Thailand's Princess H.R.H. Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Dainik Bhaskar (Bhopal)
Felicitation by Prof Ram Prakash
Rajasthan Patrika Article on Prof Shastri
SOME OPINIONS ABOUT PROF. DR. SATYA VRAT SHASTRI
"Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri is one of those few scholars of Sanskrit in the country who have made a mark in both the widely different fields of critical scholarship and creative composition. His literary work consists of some of the most delightful poems, dissertations on some of the toughest problems of Indology, a humorous skit and a translation from English into Hindi. It is the combination in him of the poet and the critic, the playwright and the translator, the interpreter of the old tradition and the original thinker, that marks him out as one of the most remarkable personalities in the contemporary Sanskrit field." --- Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, Vol. XII, No. 3, 1969.
---While at college one of Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri's teachers,Prof. K.L.Gautam, said the above of Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri:"He has been his teachers' pride. The paper qualifications and the degrees of the University he has attained is but a small measure of his true worth. He is a stabilized mind, conscious of the great heights a man is heir to in real life"
---While at the University, another of his teachers, Dr.Suryakanta observed :"Satya Vrat Shastri's range of thought is wide and his discernment for what is right and wrong instinctive. His knowledge of Sanskrit is deep".
--- Dr.Siddheshwar Varma, the eminent linguist, once said of him:"Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri has acquired the potentialities for advancing the most profound aspects of Sanskrit. He has unusual abilities."
--- Dr.Suniti Kumar Chatterji, another linguist and Indologist (in theForeword to Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri's The Ramayana - A Linguistic Study") observed of Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri : `Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri is one of our younger scholars who has already distinguished himself by his researches in different branches of ancient Indian lore. I have been very favourably impressed by his versatility as well as depth. He is a finished scholar of Sanskrit verse."
--- Reviewing Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri's poetry Dr.K.Krishnamoorthy,the eminentcritic, remarked: "Dr.Satya Vrat Shastri's limpid flow of the verse is unparalleled today. It is a case of inborn genius coupled with complete learning - Pratibha competing with Vyutpatti."
"In making any assessment of Dr.Satya Vrat's achievement as a modern poet,one feels the difficulty of avoiding superlatives. It goes without saying that he has the gift of a great poet, and has qualified himself as a poet of universal nature. Who knows that one day in future both eastern and western critics my rank him as one of the greatest poets of the World? --- Journal of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta, Volume XXXV, No.3, 1993
"When trying to describe the seemingly limitless academic qualities
and contributions to Sanskrit literature of Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri,
suffice it to say that he is the most highly decorated Sanskrit scholar
alive today." ---R. S. Brown, GIA, PG. Dec. 2000
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