|Born||17 November 1971|
|Occupation||Sanskrit scholar, editor and author|
|Language||Sanskrit, Odia, English|
|Alma mater||Utkal University|
|Genre||Sanskrit, Indian literature|
Sampadananda Mishra (Odia: ସମ୍ପଦାନନ୍ଦ ମିଶ୍ର, born 17 November 1971) is a Sanskrit scholar from Odisha, specializing in grammar. Mishra was awarded the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Award for Sanskrit in 2012 by Pratibha Patil, the-then President of India.
Grandson of a Sanskrit Pandit, Mishra received a post-graduate degree in Sanskrit from Utkal University. He received an MPhil in Sanskrit Grammar from under V. Kutumba Sastry of Pondicherry University and completed his doctorate from Utkal University on Sanskrit and the evolution of human speech.
From September 1995 to March 2021, Mishra served as the director of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC), Puducherry.
Vande Mataram Library
The library plans to publish several volumes of religious and non-religious Sanskrit texts with translations. Mishra floated the idea of an indigenous effort in translating Sanskrit texts, a few days after Hindu Nationalists lodged a petition against the Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI); it was argued that the MCLI works were of a high quality but lacked in cultural understandings. Thus, he co-founded the Vande Mataram Library Trust, an open-source project to translate almost all important scriptures available in Sanskrit.
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- Tripathi, Salil (24 March 2016). "A Library controversy". Mint. Retrieved 19 July 2016.