Director, Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture
Dr. Sampadananda Mishra is Director of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture
(SAFIC). He has dedicated his efforts towards rediscovering the aesthetic and scientific nature of the Sanskrit language for more than two decades now. In the year 2014 Dr. Mishra founded Samskrita Balasahitya Parishad with the aim of creating, evaluating and propagating children’s literature in Sanskrit.
He was awarded the 2018 Sahitya Akademi Children’s Literature award for his children’s poetry book called Shanaih Shanaih. The Govt. of India has conferred the President’s award (Maharshi Badarayna Vyasa Samman 2011) on Dr. Mishra for his outstanding contribution to Sanskrit. In the year 2014, the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India conferred the Senior Fellowship Award to Dr. Mishra for carrying out his research on the Vedic Art of Multiple Concentration.
Books written by him – The Wonder that is Sanskrit, Sanskrit and the Evolution of Human Speech, Sri Aurobindo and Sanskrit, Hasymanjari — A book of humorous stories in Sanskrit, Chandovallari – A hand book of Sanskrit Prosody.