Workshop | October 14 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Gauri Mahulikar, Sanskrit Scholar and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Working Group “South Asia Studies: Theories and Methods
A workshop for UC Berkeley graduate students led by eminent Sanskritist and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar.
About the Speaker
Dr. Gauri Mahulikar was the Gurudev Tagore Chair of Comparative Literature Professor and former head of the department of Sanskrit at the Mumbai University. She holds a Doctorate in Sanskrit on Vedic Elements in Puranic Mantras and Rituals. An author, who has published six books and over 80 research articles in English, Marathi, Hindi and Sanskrit, Dr. Mahulikar has mentored several doctoral students, twelve of whom have successfully earned their doctorates.
Dr. Mahulikar was instrumental in launching courses in Manuscriptology, Bhakti literature and Mysticism in the Sanskrit Department and has coordinated a UGC funded project on Digital Preservation of Palm Leaf Manuscripts (2010-2015)
Dr. Mahulikar was awarded the Maneckji Limji Gold Medal for her dissertation on Ancient Greek Dramas and Bharatas Natyasastra from Mumbai University. Some of her many other awards are the Ramakrishna Award by the Canadian Education Foundation, Ontario for the propagation of Sanskrit (2003); Guru Gaurav Puraskar by Kalasadan, Mumbai (2011); Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit Sadhana Puraskar by Maharashtra State Government (2013); Adi Sankaracarya Puraskar awarded by H.H. Sri Jayendra Saraswati Mahaswamigal, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham (2014); Savitribal Phule Puraskar by Mumbai University (2015); and Indira Behere Puraskar by Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune (2015).
Read more about Dr. Mahulikar at her webpage HERE
Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies
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The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.