Dr. Sures Chandra Banerji (b. 1917) is a distinguished scholar of ancient Indian history, scriptures and literary classics of almost every genre. With over half a century of serious involvement in Indological research, he has already authored 56 books that notably include titles, like Studies in the Origin and Development of Dharmashastra, Studies in the Origin and Development of Yoga, A Brief History of Tantra Literature, A Companion to Sanskrit Literature, Society in Ancient India, and A Companion to Indian Philosophy.
A retired Professor of Sanskrit (Bengal Educational Service), Fellow of Asiatic Society (Calcutta), and Life Member of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (Pune) as well as Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute (Madras), Dr. Banerji was honoured with the Rabindra Memorial Prize (1963-64): the highest academic award from the Government of West Bengal.
Rabindra Memorial Prize awarded by Govt. of West Bengal, Calcutta – 1963-64.
Fellow Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
Bhandarkar Oriental Res. Institute.
Pune (Life Member).
Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Calcutta, (Member).
National LIbrary, Calcutta.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana.