Sankari Prasad Basu
|Born||21 October 1928|
Howrah, West Bengal, India
|Died||6 July 2014 (aged 85)|
Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan
|Occupation(s)||Professor (retired), writer|
|Known for||Vivekananda o Samakalin Bharatbarsha|
Sankari Prasad Basu (21 October 1928 – 6 July 2014, also credited as Sankariprasad Basu) was an Indian scholar, writer and critic who writes mainly in the Bengali language. He is a researcher on Swami Vivekananda and his books on the subject include Sahashya Vivekananda and Bandhu Vivekananda. One of his notable publications is his seven-volume research work Vivekananda o Samakalin Bharatbarsha, for which he won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978.
Basu was born on 21 October 1928 in Howrah, West Bengal. He was a student at the Howrah Vivekananda Institution. He received an M.A. degree from Calcutta University, and later became a professor of Bengali literature there. He was appointed the head of the department in 1985, and remained in that position until his retirement in 1993.
He has been associated with the Swami Vivekananda Archives of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture in Kolkata from its founding in 1995 to the present day, and has served as director of the Archives. He died on 6 July at the Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan.
Basu had written 48 publications by 1999. Many of his printed works have been in Bengali, including biographies, essays, and criticism: Vivekananda o Samakalin Bharatbarsha (seven volumes), Sahasya Vivekananda, Nivedita Lokmata (four volumes), Samakalin Bharate Subhaschandra, Madhya Yuger kabi o Kabya, Chandidas o Bidyapati, Amader Nivedita, Krishna anad Rasasagar Vidyasagar. His English language books have included Comparative Religion and Swadeshi Movement in Bengal and Freedom Struggle of India, and he was the chief editor of the book Letters of Sister Nivedita. He has also penned books on cricket. Basu's seven-volume Vivekananda o Samakalin Bhartbarsha is considered a monumental work, for which he was honoured with Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978 by the Government of India.
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- Light green indicates "Bengali language book"; pink indicates "English language book"
|Swami Vivekananda||Vivekananda o Samakalin Bharatbarsha (seven volumes)||Mandal Book House|
|Bandhu Vivekananda||Ananda Publishers||ISBN 8172159447|
|Sahasya Vivekananda||Nababharat Publishers|
|Swami Vivekananda Natun Tathya Natun Alo||Ananda Publishers|
|Vivekananda in Indian newspapers, 1893–1902||Bookland
Co-authored by Sunilabihari Ghosha
|Sister Nivedita||Amader Nivedita||Ananda Publishers||ISBN 8170668247|
|Nivedita Lokmata (four volumes)||Ananda Publishers||ISBN 8172150385|
|Letters of Sister Nivedita (editor)||Nababharat Publishers|
|History of poetry||Madhya Juger Kobi O kabya||General Printers & Publishers|
|Krishna||Krishna||Ananda Publishers||ISBN 8170668255|
|Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi||Ramkrishna Sarada Jiban O Prasanga||Ananda Publishers||ISBN 8172150342|
|History of Bengali poetry||Chandidas o Bidyapati|
|Study of religion||Comparative religion||Rmic||ISBN 8187332522|
|Indian Independence Movement||Swadeshi Movement in Bengal and Freedom Struggle of India||Papyrus Publishing House||ISBN 8181750993|
|Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose||Economic & Political Ideas: Vivekananda, Gandhi, Subhas Bose||Sterling||ISBN 8120722590|
|Bharatchandra Ray||Kabi Bhāratacandra||Mandala Buka Hausa|
|Cricket||Bala paṛe byāṭa naṛe|
|Krikeṭa, sundara krikeṭa||Karuna Prakasani|
Basu has received the following awards and honours in his academic and literary career:
- Sahitya Akademi Award for Bengali language in 1978
- Ananda Puraskar in 1979
- Sarat Puraskar in 1980
- Vivekananda Award in 1986
- Vivekananda Soc. Centennial Award, New York in 1994
- Vidyasagar Puraskar by Government of West Bengal in 1996
- http://www.sriramakrishna.org/admin/bulletin/_bulletin_8af7f413f7c1fd2cb63a542403dec985b7cb7f97.pdf[permanent dead link]
- "Belur Math pilgrimage" (PDF). Belur Math. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 August 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Dutt 1999, p. 121
- "Sahitya Academy Awards (awarded to Bengali writers)". CalcuttaWeb. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- "Golden moments" (PDF). Howrah Vivekananda Institution. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- "Vivekananda Archive". Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
- Mukherjee 2011, p. ix