About the Book
In order to offer a clear perspective for an understanding of the origin and development of Sanskrit Literature, it is necessary to bring out this Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Sanskrit Literature which would be of profound interest to all scholars in the field of literature. The nature of this work is foundational and the limitations are many, because the materials for a work of this magnitude are being explored for the first time. This revised Encyclopaedic Dictionary in five volumes is a pioneering attempt to cover comprehensive information of 1151 leading literati and 1122 prominent literary works from the earliest to contemporary writings in Sanskrit Literature compiled, edited and arranged in alphabetical order. In this edition, we have incorporated some of important literary works which was missing in earlier edition. We believe that none of the prominent literary personalities and literary works had been missing in this edition.
About the Authors
J.N. Bhattacharya, a leading scholar, writer and editor, did M.A. (Sanskrit) from Burdwan University, Burdwan and Ph.D. from University of Calcutta, Kolkata. Earlier Dr. Bhattacharya used to work as lecturer in private college in Patna. Presently, he is teaching Sanskrit in A.N. College, Patna. In this encyclopaedic dictionary, he has proved his editing skill and knowledge in the field of Sanskrit literature.
Nilanjana Sarkar did her M.A. in Sanskrit from Sanskrit College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata. An eminent scholar and writer, Ms. Sarkar has written many books and research papers which undoubtedly prove her efficiency and knowledge in the field of literature