Prof. ShashiPrabha Kumar is currently the Chairperson, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla; a Distinguished Fellow of Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi and Dean, Sri Sankaracharya Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Delhi Kendra. Earlier she was the Founder Vice-Chancellor at Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, Madhya Pradesh and Chairperson, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, New Delhi.

Prof. Kumar is an acclaimed Sanskrit Scholar, well versed in classical Indian Philosophy, particularly the system of Vaiśeṣika, which was her area of Ph.D. research at University of Delhi (1983). During her teaching career of almost fifty years, she has supervised/guided fifty-one students for their Post-Doctoral, Doctoral (Ph.D.) and M. Phil research. She has also taught at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies U.K. in the Trinity Term, (2007) as Shivdasani Visiting Fellow.

She was offered ICCR visiting Chair at Silpakorn University, Bangkok (2008). Her current research interests include the philosophy of Vedas and Upaniṣads, Vaiśeṣika, Mīmāṁsā and Vedānta besides Buddhism and Jainism. She has recieved several awards including the prestigious President’s Certificate of Honour in Sanskrit, (2014); Shankar Puraskar from K.K. Birla Foundation, New Delhi, (1999); Ramakrishna Sanskrit Award from Canadian World Education Foundation, Canada, (2003); Mahākavi Kalidāsa Sanskrit Sādhanā Puraskāra, Maharashtra Government, Mumbai, (2015) and Honorary D.Litt. conferred by Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, Haridwar, (2016).

Prof. Kumar has thirty-seven books, more than one hundred and fifty research papers/review articles to her credit.

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Vedic Prayers for Global Peace and Universa Well-being The present book intends to highlight universal Vedic vision and provide an overview of ennobling ideas enshrined in the four Vedas. It contains select Vedic mantras in Sanskrit , with Hindi and English translation, which solicit peace and welfare fo...

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