Pune: Open Day of Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Sanskrit on Historical Principles To Be Organized at Deccan College

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Pune, 22nd September 2022: Department of Sanskrit and Lexicography of Deccan College Post-graduate and Research Institute (Pune) is organizing an Open Day program of ‘An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Sanskrit on Historical Principles ‘ on Saturday, 24th September 2022.

This program is a lifetime opportunity for the students, teachers and also commoners to understand the working of such a unique project.

An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Sanskrit is the world’s biggest Dictionary which is an ongoing project at the Department of Sanskrit and Lexicography at Deccan College. Shaped by the vision of Dr. Sumitra Katre, a renowned Linguist and Sanskritist, this dictionary consists of references from 62 knowledge disciplines restored in Sanskrit language. From over 1500 Sanskrit books spread in disciplines like Vedas, Vedant, Darshana, Polity, Mathematics, Agriculture, Chemistry, Architecture, Dramaturgy and many others, 10 million references are collected and stored in the form of slips in the Scriptorium, one of such kind in the country and the world. So far 35 volumes of this dictionary have been published and the 36th volume is under publication.

This program would consist of an elaborate one hour tour of An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Sanskrit along with the visit to the Scriptorium and the Editorial Hall.
The program aims to introduce this huge and distinct Encyclopaedia of Sanskrit to the visitors and to demonstrate and promote India’s intellectual heritage hidden in Sanskrit Literature.

Registration for this program can be done on this link https://forms.gle/2jJieSrzwSLXmyHm8
Also, for more information, the visitors can contact on these numbers: 9967186939, 9373159660

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