Sanskrit Scholar and Indologist Sukumari Bhattacharji passed away
Indologist and Sanskrit scholar Sukumari Bhattacharji (92) who was known for her grasp over English and Sanskrit language, passed away.
She started her career as a lecturer in English at Lady Brabourne College in Kolkata. She joined Jadavpur University’s Comparative Literature department and later switched to the Sanskrit department.
Her grasp over Sanskrit helped her to do in-depth study of the Vedas and Bhagavad Gita — and uncover the societal patterns in ancient India and evolution of culture and religion.
She penned some 34 books such as The Gita — Its Why and How, Human & Society in Ancient India, Fatalism in Ancient India. She presented an analysis on how the Goddess Lakshami in pre-Aryan agrarian society became alakshami in the Aryan society in her book Legend of Devis which became very popular.
Some other books written by her include Bede Samsay O Nastikko, Bede Khuda O Khadya and Balmikir Ram.