Shastracudamani scholarship is awarded to senior scholars, taking into account their praiseworthy contributions to Sanskrit and its institutionalised growth. The award is granted initially for a period of one year and is further extended based on evaluations.




              FORMER APPOINTMENT : Prof. N. P. Unni


Prof. N. P. Unni
Former Vice Chancellor, Sree Sankaracarya University of Sanskrit, Kalady


01.10.2010 to 30.09.2012 [completed]


  1. Lectures on Kalidasa and his works - 4
  2. Writing Introduction and copy editing texts - 1
  3. Books - Megasandes`a of Kalidasa with 12 commentaries with 200 pages Introduction
    With English Translation
    Commetaries – Pancika, Kalapravodhini, Pradipa, Caritravadhini, Sanjivini,
    Sisyahitaisini, Vidyullata, Sumanoramani, Subodha, Sugamanvayavrtti, , Meghadutatika,Smadipini
  4. Important Smritis and their contents – A Study with six chapters
    a) Ancient literature - a survey, b) Srmiti literature, c) Number of Smritis, d) The twenty smriti writers mentioned by Yajnavalkya, e) Brief contents of twenty Smritis, f) The world of Smriti literature.

Shastracudamani scholarship for Prof. N. P. Unni was extended for a period of one year from 01.10.2012 to 30.09.2013 taking into account his noteworthy contributions to Sanskrit and to Chinmaya International Foundation Sodha Samsthan during his earlier tenure.


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