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G.V. Tagare

Nationality: Indian

Gender: male

Date Of Brith: 28/07/1911

Present Position: Maharashtra Education Service Class 1 (Retd.)

Awards Received:

1. Pandit (Maharashtra State) 1996
2. Acharya Hemachandra Suri Puraskar, Delhi etc.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:

Bachelor B.A. (Hons.) Bombay University 1930
Master M.A. in Sanskrit Bombay University 1939
Ph.D A Historical Grammer of Apabhrams Bombay University 1946
Others B.Ed (Tech.) Bombay University 1938


Position(s) Held:

1 Director of Education, Bhor State (Maharashtra) 1948  
2 Professor of Education    upto 1967
3 Education Officer Sangli District (Maharashtra State)    
4 Hon. Editor, Sanskrit Dictionary on Historical Principles, Deccan College 1979  1980


About the Author

G.V. TAGARE, a former Member of the Maharashtra Education Service, retired as Professor of Education from the Government Secondary Training College, Kohlapur.
A versatile scholar, untiring researcher and prolific author, he has written on diverse themes from Indology, linguistics and education. In addition, his published work includes translations of over half-a-dozen Mahapuranas, critical editions of Sanskrit texts, and histories (in Marathi language) of Prakrit, Pali and Assamese literatures. Dr. Tagare is also known for discovering several old, unpublished manuscripts: in both Marathi and Sanskrit.

Details of Books/Monographs

1 Srimad Bhagavad (Vols. 1 to 5)  
2 Narada Purana (Vols. 1 o 5)  
3 Kurma (Vols. 1 to 2)  
4 Brahmanda (Vols. 1 to 5)  
5 Vayu Purana (Vols. 1 and 2)  
6 Skanda Purana (Vols. 1 to 20 published so far)  
7 Pratybhijna Philosophy Motilal Banarsidass
8 Glimpses of Saivism D.K. Printworld
9 Brahma Vada D.K. Printworld
10 Ekanath (A maratha Saint) Sahitya Akademy


Details of Articles

1. Ananga-Mangala Bhana, Bharatiya Vidya XVIII, No. 1-2.
2. Concept of Mahabhutas in Indianism: All India Sk. & Prakrit Seminar, Pune University, March 1992.
3. Concept of the deity early Jainism: Tulasi Prajna, June 1999.
4. Contribution of Puranas to the Cultural History of India: Journal of the Mythnic Society, Bangalore, Vol. 32, July 1991.
5. Dharmakathas in Pali & Prakrits Tulasi Prajna, 1994-95.
6. Economics of Inequality (J.B. Tilak) Reviewed in Journal of Educational Quarterly, New Delhi.
7. Introduction to Yogavasistha (Preface to 2nd Ed.) Published Motilal Banarsidass.
8. Kama in Dharma Sutras, Institute of Oriental Studies, 24 April, 1993, A Seminar per,
9. Keynote address to the International Seminar on Puranas, Institute of Oriental Studies, Thane, April 1989.
10. Lesyas (Ethical aspect of the individual Tulasi Prajna, No 3, October-December, 1991.
11. (Primal Elements (Mahabhutas) in Sthapatya: Institute of Oriental studies, Thane, December, 1994.
12. Predictibility of earthquakes: Deccan Geographer, Pune, Jan-June 1992.
13. Puranas: Cultural & Philosophical Perspectives: International Seminar, Bombay, Varsity & K.J. Somaya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Mumbai, January 10, 11 1998, Keynote Address (Seminar Address)
14. Sakti Temples in Maharashtra, Tattvaloka, Mumbai, October 1995.
15. Water Exploration in Ancient India, Deccan Geographer, Pune, July-December, 1992.
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Shaivism in the Light of Epics, Puranas and Agamas
Shaivism encompasses all aspects of religion: a philosophy, a theology, a conception of the universe, a current of devotion, a world of myths, elaborate rituals in organized temples, expressions in plastic arts, in poetry, music, dance. Images of Shiva of  great variety and impressive beauty are countless all over India. To improve our understanding of such a rich and elevated subject, the sources are the Sanskrit texts of Epics, Puranas and Agamas. The present book gives a clear presentation of Shavism through a survey and an erudite reading of this vast literature. The Agamas are the key to the knowledge of temple organization and rituals, the description of which is a unique and original contribution of this work.
This very readable and reliable work contains an amazing quantity of information, carefully referenced at every step, and is likely to be of the greatest utility to researchers in history of religion, medieval to modern, as well as to the general reader interested in Shaivism.