Friday, December 3, 2010



Prof. N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya is one of the senior-most and most celebrated and renowned scholars in Navya-Nyaya. Born on 15th April 1928 in Navalpakkam, Tamilnadu, he is very active in his Shastric pursuits and recently retired from French Institute, Pondicherry.

An erudite scholar and learned Sanskritist, Dr. Ramanuja Tatacharya has served the academic community in different capacities including his services as the Vice-Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati. Dr. Tatacharya has to his credit more than 15 reputed published works in classical Indian philosophical literature. His original contribution in the area may be assessed from various scholarly works like Vivriti, Balabodhini, Bhagavadgunaratnapetika, Pratyaksa Tattvacintamani Vimarsa etc. He has translated Nyayasiddhanjanam of Vedantadesika into Tamil. He has been the general editor to many scholarly works like Ramanujacaritacampu, Pancapadikavivarana with Commentaries (reprint), Caturdasalaksani etc. and he has also contributed more than 60 Research papers on different Sastras which have been published in various Research Journals. Dr. Tatacharya has guided more than 25 Research Scholars for Ph.D. degree on different aspects of Sanskrit Literature, Philosophy, and Indian Culture. He has also guided many scholars from Foreign Countries in their Research Assignments.

As an eminent scholar he has received many awards and honours like Catussastra Praveena, Maha Mahopadhyaya and Vacahaspati Puraskar, K.K. Birla Foundation award etc.

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