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Prof. Dr. Shrikant S. Bahulkar

Prof. Dr. Shrikant. S. Bahulkar has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Sanskrit for more than 40 years, during which time he has been engaged in a variety of research projects. Both his research and teaching focus on Vedic Studies, Buddhist Studies, Ayurveda, and Classical Sanskrit Literature. He worked with various universities and institutes in India and abroad. He has written and edited 12 books and published about 60 research and popular articles. Presently he is working on a number of research projects pertaining to Vedic, classical Sanskrit and Buddhist Sanskrit texts.


For his outstanding contribution to Vedic and Sanskrit Studies, he has been honoured with prestigious awards such as Nanasaheb Peshawe Puraskar of Devadevaeshvar Sansthan, Pune, Bhasha Samman of Sahitya Academi, Delhi and Mahamahopadhyaya P. V. Kane Gold Medal of the Asiatic Society, Mumbai. Presently, he is presently the Director of the Academic Development of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute and an Editor of the Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute

Role in the project:


Since January 2019, Prof. Bahulkar has begun to work on a new and ambitious project of “Bibliography and Data Base of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa” undertaken by the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune in collaboration with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford. The project is being financially supported by the Infosys Foundation, Bangalore. The project is being conducted by Prof. Bahulkar as Chief Editor and two Research Assistants, namely, Ms. Rasika Vaze and Ms. Anagha Kulkarni. The project aims at a survey of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, based on the bibliographical material that includes, inter alia, manuscripts of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, editions of the Sanskrit text, the commentaries thereon, translations in English and other languages, research works, popular writings, fine and performing arts inspired by that Bhāgavata Purāṇa, regional versions and living traditions of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, prosopography, the information contained in encyclopaedias, bibliographies and dictionaries and so on. This material will be available on the internet as well as in digital prints. The project would also function as an information cell and will be linked to various projects aimed at a study of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa.


Office: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, 812, Shivaji Nagar,
Law College Road, PUNE, India 411 004

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