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Sat 28 Aug 2021

9:00 PM - 10:30 PM (UTC+5.5)

Celebrating Global Sanskrit Poetry

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Dr Nagaraj Paturi

Senior Director, Indic Academy

Dr Nagaraj Paturi trained in Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta by his hyper-polyglot, polymath and spiritually accomplished sakala-shaastra-paarangata father, late Sri Paturi Sitaramanjaneyulu garu, he is seriously committed to the transmission of Vedic sciences to the present generation. He designed a very big number of courses of contemporary applications of Vedic Sciences and has been successfully teaching them and getting them taught. Presently he is Presently he is Director, Indic Academy And Distinguished Professor, Curriculum Designer, Executive Committee Member and Member, Board of Studies, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune. Member, Board of Studies for Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Kavikulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University, Veda Vijnana Gurukula. Formerly Senior Professor of Cultural Studies FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of Liberal Education Former Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, US) In his PhD (1998, UoH) Developed Indic Model of Myth Criticism of Literature. MPhil (1987, UoH) Brought out Vakyapadiyam as theoretical foundation of Ashtaadhyaayee Around 50 publications, around 60 conference /seminar/ workshop papers. Consultancy to numerous culture research and theater and dance innovation projects. Scores of creative writing works for Classical Dance, Modern Theater and magazines. Several series of talks and other programs on Radio and Television channels.

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Madhav Deshpande

Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics, University of Michigan, U.S.A. Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India

Madhav M. Deshpande is professor of Sanskrit and Hindu Studies at the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, with a joint appointment in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan. Originally trained in traditional and modern Sanskrit scholarship in Pune, India, Deshpande earned his B.A. (1966) and M.A. (1968) in Sanskrit from the University of Pune, and his doctorate in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (1972). He has been on the faculty of the University of Michigan since 1972. His research relates to the fields of the Sanskrit grammatical tradition, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics of Indo-Aryan languages, and the religious and philosophical traditions of India, including Hinduism and Buddhism. He has published fifteen books and over 150 research papers relating to these areas.

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Kushagra Aniket

Economic and Management Consultant

Born and raised in Bihar, Kushagra Aniket is currently an economic and management consultant based in New York, U.S.A. Kushagra graduated summa cum laude (highest honors) from Cornell University as a Tata Scholar with degrees in economics, mathematics, and statistics. He completed an MBA in finance with Dean's Honors from Columbia University in New York. He has received multiple awards in both India and the U.S. for his writings in poetry as well as prose that span three languages: English, Hindi, and Sanskrit. He is also a Sangeet Visharada in Hindustani vocal music.

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Sarvesh Tiwari

President, Samskara Foundation

Sarvesh Tiwari has been researching, writing and speaking on subjects related to the Indian languages and civilizational history on a variety of platforms. He is the founder and president of Samskara Foundation that promotes the learning of traditional Indian knowledge system, culture and way of life among the children worldwide. He is also a poetry enthusiast who composes in Hindi and Sanskrit and has been verslating classics from across multiple Indian languages. He lives in Atlanta, USA with his family.

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Harshit Mishra

Poet

Harshit is a PhD candidate at Colorado State University, U.S.A. in Environmental Fluid Mechanics. He is an independent researcher in Sanskrit literature

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Shree Nahata

Poet

Shree is a DPhil student in Sanskrit at the University of Oxford, U.K. He specialises in Indian philosophy and enjoys composing Sanskrit verses.

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Radhakrishna Prakhya

Poet

Radhakrishna Prakhya is an IT professional based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and a volunteer for Samskrita Bharati USA.

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Prem Rallabandi

Poet

Dr. Prem Rallabandi is a Volunteer Coordinator of Adult Learning at Samskrita Bharati USA. Prem Rallabandi lives in NJ and works in NYC at a financial software firm. He holds a Ph D in Engineering. He learns and teaches Samskrit.

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Dr. Naresh Cuntoor

Poet

Dr. Naresh Cuntoor has been a volunteer with Samskrita Bharati for nearly 15 years. He has taught several Samskrit classes across the country with a focus on appreciating kaavyas. He is a Principal Scientist at Intelligent Automation, Inc. and lives in Rockville, Maryland.