Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Photo of Pandit Mukund Ram Shastri


From Aurel Stein, Eugen Hultzsch, John Marshal, Alfred Stratton to George Grierson, all of them were helped in their studies of Kashmir by a man in Srinagar named Pandit Mukund Ram Shastri. In early 1900s, 23 of the 29 books of "Kashmir Series of Texts and Studies" were brought out by Research Department of Jammu and Kashmir under his editorship. Books that are still read and shared in academic circles. And yet, if you Google Image Search, you will find no photograph of Mukund Ram Shastri. You can easily find Stein, Hultzsch, Marshal, Stratton and George Grierson, but no Mukund Ram Shastri. Given here is a photograph of Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Mukund Ram Shastri, found in the biography of Stratton, 'Letters from India, by Alfred William Stratton, with a memoir by his wife Anna Booth Stratton and an introductory note by Professor Bloomfield' (1908).

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  1. via: Jason Schwartz [FB]:
    Paṇḍit Mukund Ram Sastri, responsible for the editions of many of the key treatises of Trikaśāstra in the Kashmir Series of texts. He was also a great scholar of Persian, Kashmiri, and Tibetan. He is also the codifier/transcriber of Lalded

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