Prashasya Mitra Shastri

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Dr. Prashasya Mitra Shastri is a Sanskrit poet and author who won the Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit in 2009 for his Anabheepsitam, a collection of short stories.[1] He also won the Kalidas Puraskar awarded by the Madhya Pradesh government's Kalidas Sanskrit Akademi. The award includes a letter of commendation and a cash prize of Rs 51000. He won the award for his contributions to Sanskrit literature and the two story collections and a collection of poetry he published in the year 2007–08. He has also won awards from the Sahitya Academies of Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.[2] He was the organiser for a three-day Rishi Balidaan Samaaroh in memory of Dayanand Saraswati in Ajmer in 2009.[3] He is especially known for his light verse and stories featuring satire and irony.[4][5]

He has been in the Sanskrit Department at the Feroze Gandhi College, Raebareli since 1973, where he is currently a Reader.[6]


  • Narmada. Allahabad, 1997. With a foreword by Satya Vrat Shastri.[7]
  • Anabheepsitam: a selection of modern Sanskrit stories. Akshayavata Prakashan, Allahabad, 2007. 128 pages.[8]
  • Vyangyaarthakaumudi, 2010. Reviewed in Vakovakyam Sanskrit Research Journal, Vol. 4 Issue 5 (Oct 2010 – Mar 2011).[9]
  • Anāghrātaṃ Puṣpam[4]


  1. ^ "Poets dominate 2009 Sahitya Akademi Awards". The Hindu. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ "डा. प्रशस्य मित्र शास्त्री को कालिदास पुरस्कार". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Raebareli. 19 October 2009.
  3. ^ "तीन दिवसीय ऋषि बलिदान समारोह का आगाज". (in Hindi). Ajmer. 24 October 2009.
  4. ^ a b Satyavrat Sastri (2006). Discovery of Sanskrit Treasures: Modern Sanskrit literature. Yash Publications. pp. 14, 24. ISBN 978-81-89537-06-7. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  5. ^ Jagdamba Prasad Sinha (1993). Prabhākara-Nārāyaṇa-Śriḥ: Studies in Indology and musicology : Dr. P.N. Kawthekar felicitation volume. Pratibha Prakashan. p. xviii. ISBN 978-81-85268-28-6. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  6. ^ Sanskrit Department Overview Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Satya Vrat Shastri: Foreword
  8. ^ cached
  9. ^ Table of contents

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