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Department of Prakrit & Pali

 

Department of Prakrit & Pali

The Department of Prakrit & Pali was established in 1968 at the School of Languages, single handed by late Dr, K. R. Chandra, now developed as a full-fledged department. Dr. R. M. Shah was appointed as a lecturer in 1987. He became the head after Dr, K. R. Chandra, i.e. in 1987. Dr. Saloni Joshi as a Reader & Head and Dr. Dinanath Sharma as a lecturer joined the department in 1998. Dr. Dharmendra Jain was appointed as a lecturer in April 2005 (10
th Plan) for 2 years. Dr. Chandra’s contribution in the field of Ardhamagadhi language is remarkable. He reconstructed the grammar of Ardhamagadhi Arsha-prakrit and edited Acarang sutra1/1. He participated in many NationalInternational seminar and chaired the session. He delivered Special lectures at Poona University; Madras University; Jain Vishvabharti, Ladnu; B.L. Institute, Delhi and Saurastra University. He has written and edited 25 books in English , Hindi , Gujarati and more than100 research articles. He was
awarded by many institutions. Dr.R.M.Shah’s contribution in the field of Editing and Study of Prakrita, Apabhramsha and Old-Medieval Gujarati Manuscripts is valuable. (Vilasvaikaha, Vasudevahimdi - majjhimakhanda with Dr. H.C. Bhayani etc.) He participated in many National-International seminar
and chaired the Session.. 42 Books and more than 50 articles . He received 5 Awardes from different institues. Dr.Saloni Joshi’s specialization is in the field of Manuscript editing and Prakrit narrative literature. She has presented papers in many National-International conference and chaired the
session. Her articles are published in various journals and books. She has introduced new course ‘P.G. Certficate Course in Apabhramsha’ in 2003. Dr. Dinanath Sharma’s Specialization is in the field of Manuscript editing, Grammar, Alankar Shahstra etc. He has presented papers in many NationalInternational conference and chaired the session. His articles are published in various journals and books. He give his services as an expert to Rastriya Sanskrit Snsthan and B L Institute,Delhi.

Department of Prakrit & Pali
Gujarat University,
Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad – 380 009.
Gujarat,
India

 

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