About the Author
Son of RAMAGOVINDA GOSWAMI, was born in 1905 at a village called Satak in Sylhet District (now in Bangladesh). Passed Matriculation examination in 1920 and Intermediate Arts Examination in 1922, both in First Division. A student of Srihatta Murarichand Collage, passed B.A.(Hons.) Examination in Sanskrit in 1942 in First Class and M.A. Examination in 1927 in Sanskrit standing First Class First and being awarded a gold medal by the University of Calcutta. Joining in 1930 as a research scholar of the Archeological Survey of India, took part in the Mohenjodaro and Harappa excavations with E.J. Mackay and others. Teaching for sometime in Sylhet (Srihatta)Murarichand College, served for long the Department of Sanskrit, University of Calcutta, first as a Lecturer and then as a Reader and also the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture of the same University teaching epigraphy and paleography. While teaching in the said University, excavation was carried on under his direction at the archeological sites of Bangarh and Chandraketugarh. After retirement from the University of Calcutta he was associated for long with the Jadavpur University as U.G.C. Professor. Was associated in various capacities with the Asutosh Museum of Indian Art of the University of Calcutta; Indian Museum, Calcutta; and the Asiatic Society, Calcutta. Was awarded in 1984 the R.P. Chanda Memorial Medal by the Asiatic Society, Calcutta. Published many research papers and the books pragaitihasik Mohenjodaro (in Bengali, 1936), Excavations of Bangarh (1984), A study of Vaisnavism (1956) , Kahidasa Suktisatakam (1980) and Pratnatirtha Parikrama (in Bengali, 1984).
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