The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa

by Dhrubajit Sarma | 2015 | 94,519 words

This page relates “Acknowledgement” as it appears in the case study regarding the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa. The Shrikanthacarita was composed by Mankhaka, sometimes during A.D. 1136-1142. The Mankhakosa or the Anekarthakosa is a kosa text of homonymous words, composed by the same author.


At the very outset, I convey my deepest gratitude to my respected supervisor Prof. (Dr.) Dipak Kumar Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit & Ancient Studies University, Nalbari, former Director of College Development Council and Professor of Sanskrit Department of G.U. In spite of his busy schedule of the budding University, he has put his wholehearted guidance to shape this piece of work of mine. Without his encouragement and guidance, the present work would not have attained this position. I, also acknowledge the encouragement, bestowed upon me by Dr. Meena Devi, Associate Professor in Economics, Suren Das College, Hajo.

I offer my deep respect and gratefulness to Prof. (Dr.) Mukta Biswas, Head of the department of Sanskrit as well as all the revered teachers of our Sanskrit Deptt. of G.U., viz. Prof. (Dr.) Rajendra Nath Sarma, Prof. (Dr.) Nalini Devi Mishra, Prof. (Dr.) Sujata Purakayastha, Prof. (Dr.) Manjula Devi, Prof. (Dr.) Shrutidhara Chakravarty, Dr. Hiran Sarmah, Dr. Kameswar Shukla, Dr. Sudeshna Bhattacharjya, Dr. Jagadish Sarma, Dr. Upama Barman Deka and Dr. Binima Buzarbaruah. I also offer my thanks to the office staff of Sanskrit deptt.,viz. Sachin da & Mishra da, officials and other support staff of KKH Library, especially Nityananda Pathak, Asst. Librarian as well as Huzuri da of Academic Branch & Ph. D. Section of Gauhati University. Besides, I acknowledge the co-operation and help of the library officials of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, Burdwan University, West Bengal and Darrang College Library, Tezpur.

I express my gratitude to Dr. Joysankar Hazarika, Principal, Darrang College, Dr. Kalpana Kalita, H.O.D., Dr. Jayanta Sarma and Ms. Barsha Barua of deptt. of Sanskrit, Darrang Collge, as well as the encouraging faculty members of various departments of Darrang College, Tezpur. I am especially thankful to my friend as well as ex-collegue Dr. Kamal Lochan Atreya, faculty of KBVSASU. I do thank for the help and co-operation received from Dr. Nabanita Sarmah, Mr. Pranab Jyoti Deka and other faculties, support staff and officials of KBVSASU. I offer thanks to all my present and past students, for everything, by which I get inspired and motivated to complete the research work.

The computer typing of the thesis has been done mostly by myself, however, some segments of it, had been typed at Maa Computer, Chilarai Market, Mangaldai. I offer my thanks to Motiur, the proprietor of the DTP centre. Again, for printing & binding, I thank Sofiqul of Rangma Computers, Rajgarh, Link Road, Guwahati.

Moreover, I offer my thankfulness to ‘bordeuta’ Sjt. Prabhat Chandra Sarma Sastri, Vidyavinod, Sjt. Ratneswar Sarma Barua Sastri, ‘moha’ & ‘mahi’ Ganesh Sarma & Sashiprabha Devi, also my cousin Dr. Nagendra Sarma Barua, Professor, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Dr. Jyoti Prasad Sarma Baruah, Associate professor, J.N. College, Boko. I am also thankful to Dr. Chiranjib Barua, Professor & former Director of the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Guwahati Medical College, Guwahati and Dr. Manisha Barua, Professor & former H.O.D., Philosophy, G.U., Justice Dr. Mukundakam Sharma, Chancellor, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha and Dr. Sauvik Barua of Zoo Tiniali, Guwahati. Besides, I offer vote of thanks to Dr. Saugata Kumar Nath, Assistant Professor (Sr.), Deptt. of English, Assam University, Silchar, my friends viz. Dr. Hemanga Dutta,

Assistant Professor (Sr.), of EFL University, Hyderabad, Mr. Bidyut Barun Sarma of Dainik Asom & Assam Tribune Pvt. Ltd., Dr. Ratul Sarma of Pachim Barigog Anchalik College, Nalbari, Dr. Ram Gopal Upadhyay, Pranjit Kumar Das, Dhiraj Kumar Deka, Jibesh Chandra Roy and many more.

I express my sincerest gratitude and indebtedness to my ‘deuta’ (father) Sjt. Joy Chandra Sarma, former teacher of Mangaldai College, Mangaldai and ‘ma’ (mother) Smt. Sita Devi, for everything they have done to help and encourage me.

Moreover, I offer heartfelt thanks to my brother Mr. Biswajit Sarma (Bipu da), Business Manager, PPG Fiber Glass, PPG Industries, sister-in-law Mrs. Maitreyi Devi (Bulti bou) and niece Akanksha Sarma (Yashi). I am extremely thankful as well as grateful to my loving sister Mrs. Nabanita Barua (Aimoni) and brother-in-law Mr. Saugat Barua (Sanchu).

Finally with all my heart, I, once again acknowledge the help and encouragement of all my well-wishers, whether put on record or left out inadvertently.

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