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Uma Chakravarty
1933,  Female ,  Indian ,  Retired College Teacher

Uma Chakravarty, (born: 1933), is a reputed scholar of Indology who, for about 35 years, has been with the Lady Keane College, Shillong, Meghalaya, as Head of the Sanskrit Department. She also has had a stint, during 1992-93, as Visiting Fellow at the Freie University, Berlin, under the German Academic Exchange Service, Germany.
She has published several articles on Vedic themes in the journals of international repute. Currently, Dr. Chakravarty is an ICHR (Indian Council of Historical Research) Fellow at the prestigious Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune.

Honoured with the title VEDAMURTI along with hundred topmost Vedic scholars of India as part of the celebration of Sanskrit year 1999-2000, by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

 

Life Member, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune

1. 2000 – “Vedic hostile groups and individuals” in Facets of Vedic Studies, Narayangarh, Orissa.
2. 1999 – “People and the Vedic Sacrifice” in Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.
3. 1998 – “Aspects of Vedic Life glanced through metaphors” in Metaphors in Vedic Literature, Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, University of Pune, Pune.
4. 1997 – “Vedic Teacher and Taught : nonconformists,” in Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune.
5. 1995 – “Etymology of the word Indra,” in Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune.
6. 1994 – “Indra’s Proteges”, in Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune.
7. 1993 – “The Maruts”, in Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune.
8. 1991 – “The Rohus”, in Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune.
9. 1989 – “The Asvins, an incarnation of eternal twinship motif”, in Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune.
10. 1989 – “Divine Doctors Asvins and the Soma-drink”, in Journal of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
11. 1988 – “Kalidasa and Sanskrit Aesthetics”, in Journal of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
12. 1988 – “Visvedevah”, in Journal of Indological Studies, Haryana Sahitya Akademi, Chandigarh.
13. 1970 – “Dasavataracarita of Kshemendra”, in the Saradapithapatrika Dwaraka.
Awaiting Publication “A glance at the word varna in the Vedic Literature”, in Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune. No. LXXXIV, 2004.

Books by Uma Chakravarty
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