Dr. Shakuntala Gawde introduces the unknown text of Gokarna Purana, and elaborates on the significance of Gokarna as a Tirtha Kshetra.
Dr. Shakuntala Gawde
Dr. Shakuntala Gawde is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai. She is coordinator for the section of World religion and Philosophy (Jagatika dharma ani Tattvadnyana), Maharashtra Rajya Vishvakosha Nirmiti Mandal. She is the first ranker and gold medallist in B.A. (Sanskrit) and M.A. (Sanskrit-Vedanta). She has done M.Phil in the topic ‘Eschatology in Upaniṣads’ and Ph.D (Sanskrit) on the topic ‘Eschatology in Vedic Literature compared with the Western Philosophy’. Her areas of interest include Vedānta, Religious studies, Comparative Philosophy, Purāṇa studies and Aesthetics. She was invited as a ‘Key note speaker and Visiting Fellow’ by Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka in 2017. She has completed the project on Bhāgavata Purāṇa under the auspices of fellowship conferred by Heras Institute of Indian History and Culture, St. Xaviers College, Mumbai and the Sir Dorabaji Tata Trust.