Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai

Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai
शीलवृत्तफला विद्या ।

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Interview of Dr. Madhavi Narsalay on Mythosophia

Interview of Dr. Madhavi Narsalay on the topic 'Indian Myth and Mythology in India' on  Mythosophia 

(10th October 2014)

Dr. Madhavi Narsalay is a professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Mythology in the Sanskrit Department at the University of Mumbai—one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in India. She specializes in the Vedas and Vedanta, and is an expert in the fields of Indian Mythology and Aesthetics. This past April she curated and led the first annual festival on Comparative Mythology in India, and she is working with one of her students, Dr. Sunil Parab, to establish a Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable in Mumbai. In addition to her numerous academic contributions—articles, field research, presentations, and her forthcoming book on Vedic Sacrifice—Madhavi has also supported the transmission of myth from academia to entertainment. In 2012 she was featured on the Discovery Kids show, ‘Mystery Hunters”, and in 2009 she participated as a religious expert on a popular game show. Most recently she consulted for India’s wildly popular series, ‘MAHABHARAT’ based on the renowned Indian epic.

Friday, October 10, 2014

a lecture by Anand Neelakantan

Department of Sanskrit organizes a lecture of Anand Neelakantan - author of 'ASURA - Tale of the Vanquished' & 'AJAYA : Epic of the Kaurava Clan - Roll Of The Dice' on Mythology. This lecture is kept open for all. All are cordially invited for the same.
Time and Venue:
12 noon on Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ Ramakrishna Bajaj Sanskrit BhavanDepartment of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

First Sharada Script Learning workshop

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce that Millennium India Education Foundation jointly with Sanskrit Department Mumbai University,Spl Centre for Sanskrit Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi and Indira Gandhi National Centre for Art Govt.of India is organising the first Sharada Script Learning workshop at Sanskrit Department, Ramkrishna Bajaj Sanskrit Bhavan, Mumbai University,  Kalina Campus,  Mumbai,  from 6-10th November 2014(11 am-5 pm).

The workshop will be elementary as well as intermediate levels to be taught by different instructors.
Prof SS Toshkhani renowned Kashmiri Linguistic and Sharada expert,Dr Kirti Kant Sharma Sharada expert, Prof Girish Jha Computational expert & linguist and Dr Uday Kakroo Director MIEF will be resource persons for this 5 day worlshop.

For further information on this initiative, please refer -

Registration Process :
Registration is free. Please send us an e-mail at / / with the following details .:


Mobile No.

Email Id
Important Dates:

Last date for Registration: 31st October 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 1st November 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

National Seminar on Mrigapakshishastra

Two Day National Seminar, September 18-19th , 2014
“Mrigapakshishastra : a Scientific and Literary Study
Organised by
Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai
Under UGC XIIth Plan Ad-hoc Grant for Innovative Research,
Ramkrishna Bajaj Sanskrit Bhavan,
Behind Annabhau Sathe Guest House,
Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400 098
9.30 am -  10.00  am  - Breakfast and Registration
10.00 am -  11.20 am  - Inaugural Session & Keynote address
  10.00 am - 10.05 am             -           Sarasvati Vandana Lighting the Lamp
   10.05 am - 10.15 am            -           Welcome, Introduction & Felicitation
   10.15 am - 10.25 am            -           Department Profile – Dr. Gauri Mahulikar
   10.25 am – 10.35 am            -           Preamble of the seminar – Dr. Gauri Mahulikar
   10.35 am -  11.15 am            -           Inaugural address & Keynote – Dr. Siddharth Wakankar
   11.15 am - 11.20 am             -           Vote of Thanks – Dr Madhavi Narsalay
11.20 am - 11.30 am - Tea – Break
Day First : Thursday, 18th September, 2014

11.30 a.m. to 01.30 p.m.        :   Session I

        Chairperson                            :    Dr.  Sindhu Dange

11.30  to 12.00 p.m.  – Dr. Chandragupta Warnekar: मृगपक्षिशास्त्राध्ययने
                                                      सङ्गणकविज्ञानस्य उपादेयता
12.00  to 12.30 p.m. – Vaidya Chitra Bedekar : Types of elephants- Ayurvedic aspect

12.30  to 01.00 p.m. – Dr. Anagha Joshi             : Animals and Birds in Ayurveda

01.00  to 01.30 pm - Dr. Mugdha Gadgil      : Domesticated Animals in
                           Sanskrit Literature
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                            01.30 – 02.30 p.m. – Lunch

02.30 p.m. – 04.00 p.m.              :   Session II

         Chairperson                            :   Dr. Alka Bakre

02.30 to 03.00 p.m. – Dr. Asawari Bapat   : Birds and Animals as National
                            Threats: Some deliberations                                      
03.00 to 03.30 p.m. – Dr. Kalpana Athalye  :  Ayurveda for Horses
03.30 to 04.00 p.m. - Dr. Neeraj Hatekar    :  Flights & Cries of Birds   


Day Second : Friday, 19th September, 2014
 09.30 – 10.00                :    Break fast

10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.        :   Session III

     Chairperson                            :    Dr.  Chandragupta Warnekar

10.00  to 10.30 a.m.  – Dr. Gauri Mahulikar   : Elephant Lore in ancient Sanskrit

10.30  to 11.00 a.m.  – Dr. Manjusha Gokhale : Animals and Birds in Classical  
                                        Sanskrit Drama

11.00  to 11.30 a.m. – Dr. Parineeta Deshpande : The Veterinary practices and lore of  
                                        the cow and the bullock (go-jati) in    
                                        Ancient India.
11.30  to 12.00 pm - Ms. Shakuntala Gawde  : Pigeon in Sanskrit Literature
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                       12.00 – 01.00 p.m. – Lunch
01.00 p.m. to 02.30 p.m.        :   Session IV

     Chairperson                            :    Dr.  Siddharth Wakankar

01.00 to 01.30 p.m.  – Dr. Madhavi Narsalay : From the King of the Jungle to the
                                      ‘Lion King’ : The Journey of a Lion

01.30 to 02.00 p.m. – Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh  : Study of Deer

02.00 to 02.30 p.m. – Ms. Mrunalini Newalkar : Aquatic Birds in Sanskrit Literature
02.30 – 02.40 p.m.      :-   Tea Break

02.40 pm to 04.00 pm  -   Valedictory Function  -  Chief Guest
                                                     Dr. Rambhau Badode,
                                                         Director, GICED

A Lecture by Amish Tripathi on 'Historicity And Mythology'

Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai organizes an interactive session by Amish Tripathi on 'Historicity And Mythology' on Saturday,13th September 2014 between 4 to 6 pm at Marshall hall, Jawaharlal Nehru library building, opp idol building, Kalina campus, Mumbai university. Program is free and open for all.

संस्कृत विभागातर्फे येत्या शनिवारी १३ सप्टेंबर २०१४ रोजी संध्याकाळी ४ ते ६ दरम्यान विद्यानगरी कलिना येथे लेखक अमीश त्रिपाठी यांचे Historicity and Mythology या विषयावर व्याख्यान आयोजित केले आहे. जवाहरलाल नेहरू लायब्ररीच्या मार्शल हॉलमध्ये हा कार्यक्रम होणार आहे. कार्यक्रम निःशुल्क व सर्वांसाठी खुला आहे. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lecture on Paleography

Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai organizes a lecture  on Paleography by Shri. Arun chandra Pathak This lecture is common for all Manuscriptology courses and kept open for all. 
All are cordially invited for this lecture. 

Date: 6th September 2014, Saturday
Timing: 1.30 p.m.
Venue: Ramkrishna Bajaj Sanskrit Bhavan