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Madhavi Bhaskar Kolhatkar
1950,  Female ,  Indian ,  Assitant Editor

Madhavi Bhaskar Kolhatkar is Pune University’s Ph.D (Sanskrit); knows German, Russian, Tibetan and Japanese; and has been at Nagoya University, Japan for her post-doctoral research in 1986 on a Japanese government scholarship. In 1987, she visited Nepal to participate in Gurumandalapuja – a project undertaken by the Department of Indian Philosophy, Nagoya University, Japan.
Started her career in 1973 as a Research Assistant in Sanskrit Dictionary Department, Deccan College, Pune. A Research Associate, 1985 onwards, Dr. Kolhatkar has published over thirty articles on a variety of themes bearing notably on Vedic ritual, religion, Japanology and Sanskrit literature, and has co-authored Pavitreshti: An Indian Fire Ritual.

1. Indira Behere Puraskar, by Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, 3rd November, 2014.
2. Awarded Pt. Satavlekar Puraskar for excellent work in Sanskrit, 19th September 2003.
3. Research article on ‘The relation between the Agnicayana and the sautramani’ was awarded the prize as the best paper read in the research students’ seminar in 1984.
4. Research article on ‘Anasthi ani Jaininiya Brahmana’ was awarded the prize for the best paper in Science section in the Brihanmaharashtra Prachyavidya Parishad, Sangamner, 1999.

1. Elected as a member of the Triennial Regulating Committee of BORI, Pune, 2002-05.
2. Editor, Veda-varta, (A monthly in Marathi), Pune.
3. Trustee, Pt. S. D. Satavlekar Satkar Samiti, Pune.
4. Trustee, Anandashram samstha, Pune.

1. “On the translation of KSS-XIX”, BDCRI, Vol. 42, 1983, pp. 94-98.
2. “The Punarabhiseka, A Precursor of the Sautramani”, Journal of the Oriental Institute, Baroda, Vol. 34, No. 1-2, Sept-Dec. 84, pp. 13-18.
3. “Sura as medicine in Sautramani”, BDCRI, Vol. 44, 1985, pp. 75-78.
4. “About the redressing rites after the Rajasuta”, Proceedings of the All India Oriental Conference, [32nd session, Ahmedabad, 1985] Pune, 1987, pp. 177-185.
5. “The method of preparing sura according to the Vedic texts”, BDCRI, Vol. 56, 1987, pp. 41-45.
6. “The relation between the Agnicayana and the Sautramani”, ABORI, 1986, Vol. 67, pp. 109-115.
7. “Jaina-stotra parichaya”, Purushartha, March, 1986, pp. 99-103. (In Marathi)
8. “On the nature of the Vedic sura-ritual”, Tokai Bukkyo, Journal of Tokai Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, No. 32, June 1987, pp. 103-189.
9. “Gadhavahi gela ani brahmacharyahi gela”, Bhasha ani Jivan, Diwali issue, 1991, pp. 41-43, 45. (In Marathi).
10. “Shakuntalam sevyatam”, Revivar Kesari, August 1991. (In Marathi)
11. “On a Marathi proverb”, Prof. Katre Fel. Vol., BDCRI, Pune, pp. 149-151.
12. “The myths regarding the Sautramani sacrifice”, Professor Miyasaka Fel. Vol., Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, pp. 321-337.
13. “Smrti”, Manavi Smrti, Ed. Dr. M.G. Dhadphale, Golden Jubilee Vol., Tilak College of Education, Pune 1993, pp. 11-14.
14. “Untouchability in Japan”, Saptahik Sakal, April 1993.
15. “Nal kahi tutena”, (Some observations on the relation of Japanese proverbs and Japanese Society), Pisara, Diwali issue, 1993; also Bhsha ani Jivan, Hiwala issue, 1995, pp. 39-43.
16-20. Five articles on the position of women in Japan, Ravivar Kesri, March, April 1993.
21. “Euthanasia in Vedic literature”, Sir William Jones Comm. Vol., BDCRI, No. 54-55, 1995-96, Pune, pp. 204-212.
22. “Sabda, kosha ani prayoga”, Bhasha ani Jivan, Hiwala issue, 1994, pp. 44-46.
23. “Mount Meru in ancient Indian tradition”, Amrtamandakini, Dr. G.B. Palsule Fel. Vol., Ed. Dr. Saroja Bhate et al, Pune, 1996, pp. 204-212.
24. “Ramachandrayashahprabandha”, Samshodhak, September, 1995, Dhule, pp. 41-45.
25. “Vishvarachana ani Meru”, Samshodhak, June 1996, Dhule, pp. 36-42.
26. “Veda ani muthit”, Bhasha ani Jivan, 15.3, Pune, 1997, pp. 41-43.
27. “Vedic Sanskrit and the modern Indian languages”, ABORI, Vol. 78, pp. 311-315.
28. “Striprashamsa”, tr. into English of some Sanskrit verses, Indian Literature, No. 180, (Jointly with Mr. Vijay Munshi), pp. 67-70.
29. “Anuvadakaryachi bharatatil duravastha”, tr. of the Hindi article by Dr. Ashok Kelkar, Bhashantaramimamsa, Ed. Dr. Kalyan Kale, Dr. Anjali Soman, 1997, Pune, pp. 391-397.
30. “The metaphors in the Sautramani”, Metaphors in Vedic Literature, C.A.S.S., Pune, 1998 pp. 108-112.
31. “Maranyachya icchesathi yajna”, Satrasmaranam, Ed. Dr. T.N. Dharmadhikari, et al, Gangakhed, 2000, pp. 87-89.
32. “Lexical similarity between the Vedic Sanskrit and the modern Indian languages”, BDCRI, Vol, 58-59, pp. 267-269.
33. “On some similies in the Jaiminiya Brahmana”, Professor M.A. Mehendale Fel. Vol., Ahmedabad, 2000, pp. 11-16.
34. “Yajnavalkya — An ancient Indian intellectual leader”, Professor K.V. Sharma Fel. Vol., Adyar, 2000, pp. 39-43.
35. “Library research and historical research methods in Ayurvedic perspective”, Souvenir of the Symposium, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune, September 2001, pp. 10-14.
36. “Intradisciplinary aspect of Sanskrit Studies”, Subhasini, Dr. Saroja Bhate Fe. Vol., Pune, 2002, pp. 197-207.
37. “Contribution of the Deccan College of Vedic field”, BDCRI, Vol. 60-61, pp. 151-153.
38. “The sacred thread in the Vedic and the Zoroastrian religion”, Pramodasindhu, Dr. Pramod Lale Fel. Vol., Pune, 2003, pp. 36-42.
39. Dauhitra (in Mahabharata), presidential address, Proceedings of the all India oriental Conference, Haridvar, 2018.
40. Presidential address published in the proceedings of the all India oriental Conference, Gauhati, 2016.
41. “ Historical importance of Arthasastra- A study of the word Samedhika”, paper read in Tilak Maharastra Vidyapeeth, February, 21-22, 20
42. “On the word kadangara,” Gaurigaurava, Prof.Dr.Gauri Mahulikar fel.vol. 20 pp.
43. “Contribution of some Vedic branches to Indian culture”, read in the International Vedic Workshop organized by the Municipal Library in Bucharest, Romania, on 20-22 September, 2012. (Published in its proceedings)
44. “Vedic Antecedents of Dharmasastra”, Journal of the Oriental Institute Baroda, Vol.64, Nos.1-4, September-December 2014 and March-June 2015 Issue, pp.55-63.
45. “Some peculiarities of the Jaiminiya-brahmana”, Aspects of Brahmana Literature, Ed. Prof.B.K.Dalai, Prof. Ravindra Muley, Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, University of Pune, 2014, pp.84-94.
46. “Asunyasayanavrata: Vatasavitri for Men”, in SATASARADIYAM Researches on Indology: Some Reflections ( The Birth Centenary Volume of Late Prof. R.N. Dandekar), Ed. Dr. B.K.Dalai and Dr. Ravindra Mulay, pp. 159-163)
47. “Vamanah Kasmat, Vamayateh,” in Some Trends in Vedic Studies and Lexicography, Ed. Mrs. Jayashree Sathe, Deccan College, Pune, 2014, Pp. 100-107.
48. “LAKSHMI: ORIGINALLY A MARKED ANIMAL”, Journal of the Oriental Institute, Vol. 62, nos. 1- September-December 2012 and March-June 2013 Issue, pp.1-17.
49. “On the word Udasthita,” Sanskrit Sources of Indian History, Vol. 1, 2013, Edited by Shripad Bhat, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, Pp. 122-128
50. “Some problems in the Translation of the Buddhist and Jaina Texts,” Centre of Advanced Studies in Sanskrit and Prakrit Studies, 2012. pp.
51. “A SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDY OF SRISHTHI AND BHAGAVA”, Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute, Pune, Vol.s 70-71 (2010-2011), Pp.363-369..
52. “Some laukika observations in the Tattiriyaranyaka”, Proceedings of the Seminar organized by Vaidik Samshodhan Mandal, Pune on 15-17 February, 2010.
53. “The Vedic and the vernacular”, “Pearls on String”, PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL VEDIC SEMINAR, 3-5 March, 2010, Editor-in-chief Prof. Sannidhanam Sudarsana Sarma, Vice-Chancellaor, Sri Venkateswara Vedic University, Tirupati, pp.
54. “Orality and authenticity” In: Jan E.M. Houben and Julieta Rotaru (Eds) The proceedings of the International Symposium “The Book.Romania.Europe” 20-24 September 2010. Bucharest: The Metropolitan Library of Bucharest, 2011. pp. 212-219. [ISSN 2068-9756]
55. “The importance of Myths in the search of the significance of Saumiki Diksha”, Proceedings of the seminar organized by the Municipal Library, Bucharest, Romania, on 20-22 September, 2009.
56. “The word Sthana in Yajñavalkya Siksa”, in Studies on the Siksa-s and Pratisakhya-s, Ed. Dr. Mrs. BhagyalataPataskar, Pune, 2010, pp. 229-234.
57. “Narayanaswami Joshi, A Mystic in Maharashtra”, in Mystics in World Religions (In Dialogue with god), Ed. Dr. Kala Acharya, Et Al, Mumbai, 2009, pp. 93-111.
58. “Some festivals, vows and dharma” in Dharma Studies, Ed. Dr. B.K.Dalai, Centre of Advanced Studies in Sanskrit and Prakrit, University of Pune, Pune, 2008, pp.172-177.
59. ” An important marital ethical value implicit in yan me mata ” in ‘Ancient Indian Concept of Ethics and Moral Values’, Ed. Dr. B.K.Dalai, CASS, University of Pune, Pune, 2008, pp104- 108.
60. “Two etymologies in the Jaiminiya Brahmana,” published in the Journal of the Oriental Institute, Baroda.
61. “Match-fixing in the Vedas,” Bulletin of the Deccan College and Post graduate Research Institute, Vol.66-67, Pune, pp.373-77.
62. “A Note on Sankara’s Commentary on Chandogya Upanishad 2.13.1”, Journal of the Oriental Institute, Baroda, Vol.52, no.s 1-4, (Published in March), pp.17-18.
63. “Pratipad kasmat”, Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental research institute, Vol. LXXXVII, 2006-2007, pp.71-73.
64. “Jaiminiyabrahmana, pseudocysis and homosexuality”, Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Institute, Vol. LXXXVI, 2006, pp, 81-92.
65. “The Ban on sea-travel: Vedic Evidence”, Understanding the Vedas, Ed. Bhagyalata A. Pataskar, Vaidika Samsodhana Mandal, Pune, 2006, pp.115-125.
66. “Reaction” (to the article “Word- separation and India”, Stephan Hillyer Levitt, Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental research institute, Vol. LXXXIII, 2002-2003, pp.37-48), Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental research institute, Vol. LXXXV, 2004-2005, pp.173-74.
67. “Some explanations of the Vamana myths”, Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental research institute, Vol. LXXXV, 2004-2005, pp. 43-49.
68. “A possible explanation of a statement in Shayast-la-shayast”, Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Institute, 2005.
69. “The divine origin of kingship, it is Vedic”, Three mountains and seven rivers (Professor Musashi Tachikawa Fel.Vol.), MLBD., Delhi, 2005, pp. 517-525.
70. “From navel to patriotism in the Japanese society”, Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute., Oct.2004, vol.s 62-63, (Professor Ashok R. KelkarFel.Vol., pp.99-104.
71. “Vishnu and Vamana”, Ed.Maitreyee Deshpande, Problems in Vedic and Sanskrit literature, (Professor G. U. Thite Fel. Vol.), Pune, 2004, pp.158-164.
72. “A Note on Upakaryarupa”, ABORI, vol.LXXXI, 2000-2001, pp.283-286.

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