Dr. Sudarshan Mishra
Dr.Sudarshan Mishra was born on March 5, 1949 at Bhojpur in
Bihar. His in-depth knowledge in Prakrit and Jainology can mainly be
attributed to the educational qualification he has on the subject. He is
an M.A. Gold Medalist in Prakrit and Jainology and an M.A. in Sanskrit
from Muzaffarpur, Bihar University.
In 1979 he did his Ph.D. in Prakrit and Jainology on the topic "Mahakavi
Pushpadanta aur unka Mahapurana." His thesis in Prakrit and Jainology, "Mahakavi
Pushpadanta Krit Mahapurana Ka Sanskritik Vishleshan" for Doctorate in
Literature is under preparation. He has secured the National Merit
Scholarship and the U.G.C. Scholarship.
Dr.Mishra began his teaching career in 1973 at the Research Institute of
Prakrit, Jainology and Ahimsa Vaishali, Bihar. From 1979 to 1993 he worked
as Lecturer in Department of Prakrit B.S.S. College, Bachari-Piro, Bhojpur.
Here he has also rendered his services as Professor in-charge. Since 1993
he is working as the Principal of the B.S.S College on the recommendation
of the Bihar College Service Commission, Patna.
He has to his credit published several research papers. His thesis
‘Mahapurana kee Vasha’ was published in Research Buleteen No.5 of Vaishali
Research Institute. ‘Mahakavi Pushpadanta Aur Unka Mahapurana’ was
published by the Director, Research Institute of Prakrit, Jainology and
Ahimsa, Vaishali, Bihar in 1987. During the All India Oriental Conference
two of his papers were published, ‘Mahakavi Pushpadanta Ki Jivanawadhi’
was published in the 34th session held at Visakhapatnam and ‘Mahapurana
Kee Sanskritik Pristabhumi’ was published at the 35th session held at
Haridwar. At the Prakrit Conference in Bangalore his thesis ‘Bihar men
Prakrit Shikshan Kee Sthiti’ was published. He has also guided a candidate
in preparing the thesis ‘Prakrit ke Pratinidhi Mahakavjaeak Awalokan’
which enabled the candidate to obtain Ph.D. from Muzaffarpur, Bihar
University in 1991.