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The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute
has been the proudest privilege of this Institute
to have undertaken and successfully completed the
stupendous work of bringing out a critical edition
of this encyclopedic Epic with the help of such
eminent scholars, both Indian and western, as Prof.
Raghu Vira, Prof. Sushil Kumar , Prof. V. S. Sukhtankar,
Prof. P. L. Vaidya, Prof R N Dandekar, Prof. Edgerton
accuracy of the critical text has been applauded by
scholars all over the world.
Bhandarkar Oriental research Institute, Pune was
founded on July 6, 1917 to commemorate the name and work
of Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar, the foremost pioneer of
Scientific Orientology. Since then, The Institute has
been working strenuously through its four main
- Mahabharata and Research Unit
- Post-Graduate Research Department.
seven big volumes of the History of Dharmasastra by
Prof. P V Kane won for him the prestigious
title of Bharatratna, while Prof. R N Dandekar, the Hon.
Secy. of the Institute for over 52 years won the Padma
Bhushan and fellowship of the Sahitya Academy.