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Monday, 1 June 2020

Importance Of Weekly Test Gujarat

Editorial niches have started with a specific purpose. For the past several years, it was seen that concern was being spread among the scholars regarding the decline of the quality of research in the field of Sanskrit. Whenever there was a dialogue with scholars in a research conference, it was visible and concerned. Sanskrit is the oldest language in the world in terms of reading and research. In many respects, Sanskrit servants gave the world a new vision of research. Today, this plight is a matter of great concern. It was seen that except for some universities in India, there is no writing training given by the gurus to the students wherever Sanskrit is read. 

The situation is that if the teachers working in universities are asked to write a page, then they too seem like a disaster. When university teachers do not write themselves, how can students and research students be expected to write quality writing? We cannot blame a person for this. The reason is that Shruti has a higher tradition than the tradition of Sanskrit writing. Sanskrit priests have been preserving, reading, and reading Sanskrit texts since time immemorial only through the Shrutiparampara. 

I have seen that Sanskrit scholars are not able to write as good a statement as they can. In the modern era, the Shrutiparampara has its limitations and publication is also essential for preserving knowledge and transfer it to the next generation. In such a situation, if people related to Sanskrit do not do excellent research, then it will be against the development of knowledge contained in Sanskrit, it can also be called a crime against humanity. Through the Shruti tradition, it was possible to preserve Vedadi texts, but innumerable texts related to aerodynamics and technology got absorbed in the cheeks of the period. Now we get only the names of these texts in different texts. We can also take the 'collection' of Acharya Vyadi as an example. We get citations of the collection in many texts, but we have not yet received a single manuscript of it. In such a situation, it becomes necessary that if we want to take advantage of the Indian knowledge-tradition and nurture it, then for that we should also publish the study works. So far very few research papers have been published in Sanskrit. The journals that have been published also had a limitation that they could not publish more research papers and articles. 

The research papers which were published in them were also of university masters, in which it was very difficult for the researchers to get a chance. When the researchers did not get a chance to write, then their quality also got affected. Later, when these researchers achieve mastery, they do not get to see the writing later because of their lack of practice and they are not able to motivate their researchers for writing. There have also been two types of streams of Sanskrit studies, one traditional and the other modern or Western. In the first, the publication was not given as much importance as the classical study of texts. In the second section too, writing and publishing got neglected for a few decades. 

There can be many reasons for this. Under these circumstances, it is a challenge to awaken the writing tendency among Sanskrit scholars. Due to the decreasing trend of research writing among researchers and teachers, the University Grants Commission made some new rules in which it was mandatory to publish two papers before presenting the thesis to the researchers. Some similar imperatives were also introduced for teachers. Due to this, there was a flood of publication of research papers in almost every subject. Some typists also came to my knowledge, who opened their publications and started the business of publishing Yenken type papers and books by taking money through them. 

Unemployed youth who have done some research work also did so. Even today, many people continue to line up to get money printed. Being a dedicated researcher, we faced two problems. The first is that Sanskrit students are often not financially prosperous, in such a way, how will they pay money and get the papers published? Secondly, how will people who are printing research papers with money be able to control the quality? Due to this, it was decided to publish an online journal. So that the publication does not cost too much and quality does not have to be compromised. 

One of the main reasons for putting 'Nikesh' online was that till now all the papers published in Sanskrit were not called by all the universities due to the fact that they all came out as hardcopy. Also, if there was a lack of resources, then the people publishing them in South India could not promote them to North India and the north Indian magazines could not reach the South. Now being online, this problem was overcome and we received research papers from almost every corner of the country, along with some papers from abroad, some of which will be published in the next points. When I was studying at Kashi Hindu University, I was given the 'Electronic Jou', an undergraduate research paper edited by Professor Michael Witzel of Harvard University's Sanskrit Department *