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Manish Rajan Walvekar

Asst. Professor

Manish Rajan Walvekar currently serves as Assistant Professor at Amritadarshanam – International Centre for Spiritual Studies, Bengaluru campus.

Qualification: BA, MA
r_manish@blr.amrita.edu
Ph: 9757405466
Research Interest: Folk Literature, Pāṇinian Sanskrit Grammar, Sanskrit Literature, Vedic Grammar

Bio

Manish Rajan Walvekar currently serves as Assistant Professor at Amritadarshanam – International Centre for Spiritual Studies, Bengaluru campus.

He achieved M. A. Gold Medal as well as the topper in the University (Sanskrit & Lexicography, Deccan College PGRI, Pune), M. A. Indology (TMV, Pune) and B. A. Gold Medal (Sanskrit, University of Mumbai), H.S.C. topper of Mumbai Board as well as merit-holder of Sanskrit at the same.

He has received several prizes and awards like ‘The Vidyabhushan Award’, ‘M.V. Mahashabde Prize’, ‘Saraswati Award’, ‘Ruia College Alumni Association Award’ etc. Learning Pāṇinian Sanskrit Grammar traditionally since 2012 under the able guidance of Mahāmahopādhyāya Dr. Pushpa Dikshit & Prof. Saroja Bhate. Cleared NET & SET examinations.

Manish is currently perceiving Ph. D. in Pāṇinian Sanskrit Grammar at Deccan College. He is having a teaching experience of 8 years. He is a Former Research Assistant at The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute on the project of Mahābhārata, former Research Intern at Language Technology Research Centre, IIIT Hyderabad. He has presented more than 25 research papers at international, national, state level, as well as local level conferences, some of them were published in the conference proceedings. He has edited 3 books and one of them is ‘Ratnamañjūṣā’- Felicitation Volume of Dr. Manjusha Gokhale, Published by Dr. Manjusha Gokhale Felicitation Volume Committee, Dept. of Sanskrit, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai. Actively involved in the Sanskrit Dramas since 2013.

Education

  • 2018: N.E.T
    UGC
  • 2017: S.E.T.
    Maharashtra State (Conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University)
  • 2017: M.A. in Sanskrit & Lexicography Specialization: Grammar
    Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute, Deemed University, Pune
  • 2015: B.A. in Sanskrit
    Ramnarian Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai(University of Mumbai)
  • 2012: H.S.C.in Arts
    Ramnivas Ruia Junior College, Matunga, Mumbai(Maharashtra State Board)
  • 2010: S.S.C.
    Sane Guruji Vidyalaya, Dadar, Mumbai(Maharashtra State Board)
Publications

Book

Mahābhārata- Cultural Index

Authors : Manish Rajan Walvekar

Publisher : Fascicule 2

Journal Article

A study of some peculiar Aorist forms in the R̥gveda Maṇḍala IX

Authors : Manish Rajan Walvekar

Publisher : Journal of Indian Intellectual Tradition

Ruia ca Saṁskr̥tanāṭyaṁ ca Etayoḥ Samāhāraḥ

Authors : Manish Rajan Walvekar, Dr. Asha Gurjar

Publisher : Samarpaṇam

Andhakāre Bhojanm

Authors : Manish Rajan Walvekar, Dr. Asha Gurjar

Publisher : Samarpaṇam

Yogotsava

Authors : Manish Rajan Walvekar, Dr. J.R. Patankar, V.N. Suryavanshi

Publisher : Language Skills and Career Opportunities in Sanskrit and Marathi

Rāmāyaṇa Mahotsava: Rāmāyaṇācyā Pailuṁce Darśan

Authors : Manish Rajan Walvekar

Publisher : Sakal Newspaper

Rādhāmādhavavilāsacampūmadhīla Mahārāṣtrīya Kṣatriyāṁcā Itihāsa

Authors : Manish Rajan Walvekar, Dr. Bharati Balte, Dr. Sopan Shende

Publisher : Campūkāvye: Samagra Avalokana

Fayol āṇi Kauṭilya: Samanvaya

Authors : Manish Rajan Walvekar, Dr. Rupali Kapare, Dr. Aniruddha Mandalik

Publisher : Sciences in Sanskrit Literature

Sr̥eṣṭeḥ Mātr̥ugr̥aham- Kamalam

Authors : Manish Rajan Walvekar, Asha Gurjar

Publisher : Samarpaṇam

Professional Appointments
Year Affiliation
July 2018 – Present Assistant Professor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bangalore.
March 2018 – July 2018 Research Assistant, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune.
Membership

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Marathi Vishwakosh Mandal, Govt. of Maharashtra.
Awards

Certificates, Awards & Recognitions

  • M. A. Sanskrit- First in the University (Deccan College Deemed University). Received the prestigious Sir Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar award.
  • M. A. Sanskrit- First rank. Received the Laxmibai Dwarakanath Naik Gold Medal jointly with the University of Mumbai.
  • H. S.C. (Arts) First rank in the Mumbai board as well as the Merit holder of Sanskrit.
Research

Research Interests

  • Pāṇinian Sanskrit grammar, Cultural Symbolism, Mythology

Research Grants

Year Funding Agency Title of the Project Investigators Status
2020 Rashtriya Sasnkrit Samsthan (GoI) Evening School Project Mr. Manish Rajan Walvekar Declined by the investigators due to the Covid-19 limitations.
2020 Sarfojiraje Bhosle Trust Vyākaraṇaśāstrācā Paricaya’ (Book, Language- Marathi) Dr. Shreehari Gokarnakar (PI) Mr. Manish Rajan Walvekar (Co-PI) Ongoing
2020 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham The Critical Edition of the Aṣṭādhyāyī Manish Walvekar (PI) Manjushree Hegde (Co-PI) Ongoing
2019 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham The Critical Edition of the Dakṣiṇāvartanāthā Manjushree Hegde, Manish Rajan Walvekar et.al Ongoing

Books (Edited)

  1. Editor of ‘Ratnamañjūṣā’- Felicitation Volume of Dr. Manjusha Gokhale, Published by Dr. Manjusha Gokhale Felicitation Volume Committee, Dept. of Sanskrit, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai.
  2. One of the Chief Editors of ‘Saṁvāda’ (The yearly magazine of Dept. of Sanskrit, Ramnaraian Ruia College, Mumbai).
  3. Worked on the Editorial Board of interdisciplinary project of Dept. of Sanskrit, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai ‘Praphulla hoūnī supuṣpa ṭhele’ on the Kālidāsa’s ‘Kumārasaṁbhavam’
Talks

Keynote Addresses/ Invited Talks/ Panel Memberships

  1. Chaired a Session at a National Seminar on “Sanskrit Grammatical Systems: History, Teaching Methodology and Trends of Research” organized by Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda on 10/01/2019.
  2. A series of 7 online-lectures on “Essence of the Bhagavadgītā” during November 2019 to December 2019 organized by Open Pathshala Edutech Pvt. Ltd.
  3. Delivered an online lecture on 31/05/2020 on “Symbolism of a butterfly and lizard in Indian culture” organized by the Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune. This was organized as a part of the series of 100 lectures on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the said University. The aforementioned lecture was 11th lecture in the series.
  4. Delivered an online lecture on 27/06/2020 on “Career Opportunities and Ancient Languages” organized by the Killekars Foundation and Shilahara Pratishthan.
  5. A national level online lecture on the “Rāmāyaṇa” organized by ABVP, Maharashtra branch on 10/07/2017.
  6. An online lecture on “Butterfly in Indian Ethos: A Perception Beyond Symbolism” organized by Mythovolt, Mumbai on 18/10/2020.
  7. A series of 6 online-lectures on “Introduction to Sanskrit Grammar” in April 2020 organized by Open Pathshala Edutech Pvt. Ltd.
Courses Taught
  • Cultural Education- 1.
  • Cultural Education- 2.
  • Amrita Values Program- 1.
  • Amrita Values Program- 2.
  • Indian Classics for the Twenty-First Century.
  • Glimpses of Eternal India.
  • Glimpses of Indian Economy of Polity.
  • Message of the Bhagavadgītā.
  • Message of the Upaniṣad-s.
  • Introduction to Sanskrit Language and Literature.
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