Bangalore, Aug 19 : More than 10,000 Sanskrit Scholars from across the world and over 150 publishers from 14 countries will participate in the World Sanskrit Book Fair to be held  at Bangalore Karnataka from January 7, 8, 9 and10 of 2011.  Samskruta Bharati, an organization for Samskrit speaking-learning activities will be organizing this mega event at Bangalore.

Working Committee

PRESIDENT- Justice MN Venkatachalaih, former chief justice of India
VICE PRESIDENTS- Justice RC Lahoti, former chief justice of India
Justice M Rama Jois , former chief justice and Former Governer
Sri N Gopalaswamy former chief election commissioner of India
secretaries-            Dr Prahladacharya, Former Vive chancellor
Sri Cha.Mu.Krishna shasthry, secretary Samskrit Promotion Foundation NewDELHI

  • Dr. Radhavallabha Tripathi, Vice-Chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
  • Dr. Prahladacharya, Former VC, Bengaluru
  • Dr. Mallepuram Venkatesh, Special Officer, Karnataka Samskrit University
  • Sri Anant Koppar, Chairman, KTWO Technology Solutions, Bengaluru
  • Dr. S.R. Leela, Managing Director, Abhinaya Bharati, Samskrit Professor and Member of Legistative Council (MLC) Karnataka.
  • Dr. Nagasampige, Director, Purnaprajna Shodha Sansthan
  • Prof. A.V. Doddamani, Mysore University
  • Prof. Chandramouli Nayakar, Karnataka University, Dharwad
  • Dr. Mahadevayya, Kuvempu University, Shimoga
  • Dr. Chandrasekhar, Principal, Siddhaganga College
  • Sri Shrish Deo Pujari, All India Secretary, Samskrita Bharati, Delhi
  • Dr. Radhakrishna Bhat, Karnataka State Open University, Mysore
  • Dr. G.N. Bhat, Canara College, Mangalore
  • Dr. Srinivasa Varkhedi, Director, Sanskrit Academy, Hyderabad
  • Sri Janardana Hegde, Editor, `Sambhashana SandeshaH’ Sanskrit Magazine
  • Dr. H.R. Vishwas, Prakashana Pramukh, Samskrita Bharati
  • Sri Satyanarayana, Samskrita Bharati Karnataka
  • Sri Suresh, South Zonal Organizing Secretary, Samskrita Bharati
  • Sri Chamu Krishna Sastri, Secretary, Samskrit Promotion Foundation

Exhibitions and Programs

There will be a series of events at the fair, including exhibitions, cultural programmes, workshops and book and author talks.


The exhibitions are intended to highlight the knowledge and heritage of ancient India and its relevance to the future.  Exhibitions will include:

  • A bird’s eye view of the status of Samskrit today
  • Introduction to India’s manuscript wealth
  • Vedic instruments and charts
  • Demos and models of science and technology
  • Demo of Samskrita vipaṇi – a retail store completely run in Samskrit
  • Introductory posters of Samskrit universities

Cultural Programmes

  • Nāṭakotsava: Samskrit dramas
  • 1008 spoken Samskrit classes in Bengaluru
  • Saṃskṛta gṛha sammelanam
  • Saṃskṛta bāla sammelanam
  • Saṃskṛta krīḍā: games in Samskrit
  • Avadhāna: traditional Indian intellectual contests
  • Indian classical dance and music


  • Ṥalākā parīkṣā: traditional Indian method of student evaluation
  • Pandita parishad: Panel discussions by scholars
  • Workshops on translations, new vocabulary and the role of Samskrit
  • Management and leadership principles in Indian literature

Author and Book Events

Participating publishers are invited to nominate up to three of their authors and/or books for a promotional event. The organisers will select the most interesting ones and those selected will be offered a 45 minute presentation slot which could take the form of a book reading, a talk by the author or editor or a talk on a subject related to the book.

The list of author and book events will be published just before the fair.  If you would like to nominate an author or book for an event, please contact the publisher representatives:

contact: office at  Bangalore, INDIA colocated with Samskrita Bharati.

  • Mailing Address: SAMSKRUTA BHARATHI, Aksharam’, 8th Cross, 2nd Phase, Girinagar, BANGALORE – 560093.
  • Contact Phone: +91-80-26721052, +91-94483-96100
  • Contact Person: Sri Satyanarayana

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