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Rewa Prasad Dwivedi, 1935-


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  1. Pramatha.
    Varanasi : Kalidasa Samsthana, 1988.
    (LCCN: 2001445164)
    MP3 excerpts: pp. 3-10, pp. 19-31, pp. 33-35, pp. 37-41, pp. 43-45
  2. Paramanuyugaya nah pranamah.
    (Hand written poem of 23 verses)
    MP3 excerpt: Full Work
  3. Svatantryasambhavam.
    Varanasi : Kalidasa Samsthana, 1990
    (LCCN: 93900428)
    MP3 excerpts: pp. 1, pp. 3, pp. 7-11, pp. 13-14,
    pp. 173-175
    , pp. 177, pp. 179, pp. 181, pp. 191-192
  4. Satapatram.
    Varanasi : Kalidasa Samsthana, 1987.
    (LCCN: 2001445178)
    MP3 excerpt: pp. 1-35

Prof. Rewa Prasad Dwivedi, eminent Sanskrit author and scholar, was born in 1935 in Varanasi. His contribution to Sanskrit language and literature is outstanding. He has written a number of stories. His most significant works, Sitacaritam and Svatantryasambhavam are two epic poems. He has written extensively on Sahityasastra (Poetics) and produced such great works as Kavyalankarakarika, Natyanusasanam, and Sahityasarirakam. Dwivedi has edited many works, of which The Complete works of Kalidasa is his greatest contribution to Sanskrit literature. He has also presented research papers in various seminars on Sanskrit and Oriental studies.

Dwivedi held many prestigious academic positions in Universities and other institutions. He was a member of the Executive Council, Academic Council, Board of Studies, Banaras Hindu University; Central Sanskrit Board for two terms; Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi; Kalidasa-Samiti, Government of Madhya Pradesh and Sanskrit Academies of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. He is an Emeritus Professor of Sanskrit, Banaras Hindu University and the founder of Kalidas Samsthan, Varanasi. He taught in Banaras Hindu University from 1977-1995 in various capacities. He worked as Dean, Faculty of Sanskrit, Banaras Hindu University for three terms (1979-81; 85-87; 87-89). He was Emeritus fellow of the University Grants Commission from 1990 to 1992.

Dwivedi has been honored for his many contributions to Sanskrit language and literature. He received a Certificate of Honor from The President of India in 1978. He was honored with four awards for his Svatantryasambhava, an epic poem: Sahitya Akademi Award, 1991; Kalpavalli Award by Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad, Calcutta, 1993; Vacaspati award by K.K. Birla Foundation, New Delhi, 1997; and Sriveni award by R.J. Dalmiya Sriveni Trust, Delhi, 1999. He was conferred nine different awards on his works by the Government of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. He also received two Mitra Puraskara, one Bhojapuraskara and one Vyasapuraskara .

The Library of Congress has nineteen titles by him.


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