Sampadananda Mishra

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Sampadananda Mishra
Born (1971-11-17) 17 November 1971 (age 50)
Odisha, India
OccupationSanskrit scholar, editor and author
LanguageSanskrit, Odia, English
Alma materUtkal University
GenreSanskrit, Indian literature

Sampadananda Mishra (Odia: ସମ୍ପଦାନନ୍ଦ ମିଶ୍ର, born 17 November 1971) is a Sanskrit scholar from Odisha, specializing in grammar.[1] Mishra was awarded the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Award for Sanskrit in 2012 by Pratibha Patil, the-then President of India.[2]


Grandson of a Sanskrit Pandit,[3] Mishra received a post-graduate degree in Sanskrit from Utkal University.[4] 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.[4]


From September 1995 to March 2021, Mishra served as the director of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC), Puducherry.[4]

Vande Mataram Library[edit]

The library plans to publish several volumes of religious and non-religious Sanskrit texts with translations.[3] 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.[3][5] Thus, he co-founded the Vande Mataram Library Trust, an open-source project to translate almost all important scriptures available in Sanskrit.[3]


  1. ^ Tripathi, Radha Vallabh, ed. (2012). संस्कृतविद्वत्परिचायिका – Inventory of Sanskrit Scholars (PDF). New Delhi, India: Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan. p. 161. ISBN 978-93-8611-185-2. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  2. ^ "President gives away Awards to Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, Pali/Prakrit Scholars". Press Information Bureau. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Chari, Mridula (8 March 2016). "'Authentic' Vande Mataram Library aims to challenge Sheldon Pollock's 'foreign' one". Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Dr. Sampadananda Mishra" (PDF). Sri Aurobindo Society. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  5. ^ Tripathi, Salil (24 March 2016). "A Library controversy". Mint. Retrieved 19 July 2016.