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Dr. Padma Sudhi is a famous poet, author, and Sanskrit Scholar since 1955. Born during World War II, she was a post-graduate student of Sanskrit in the University of Delhi. At an early age, she wrote poetry, learnt music at Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya, painted, and conducted song recitals at All India Radio's Children's programs. As a teenager, she was awarded the first prize at the hands of Indian Prime Minister Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, for the best memoirs of All India Educational Tour. She received her Ph.D. degree from University of Pune and published three volumes from her dissertation titled -'Aesthetic Theories of India'. She has published 18 books in Hindi and English, fiction and nonfiction. She was awarded five scholarships in India and America. Appointed thrice as visiting professor to the Universities of Colorado, California and Texas, she has visited 20 states of the United States of America. She met with lumanaries - Walt Elias Disney of Disney-land, Kalinga prize winner George Gamow, the propounder of "Big- Bang Theory" and Pearl S. Buck the Noble-laureate of "Good Earth" while in the US, she translated the latter's book 'Come my beloved' into Hindi by the title - 'Patni aur Preyasi'. She delivered a lecture at the cultural integration fellowship center at San Francisco on June 27th, 1982. This institute was founded by the philosopher, educator, writer, psychologist and spiritual teacher Dr. HARIDAS CHAUDHARI, she also delivered a lecture on karma and reincarnation in Santacruz, Calif. USA.
Padma has traveled widely in Canada, Mexico, Western Europe, Nepal, Japan, Thailand and India moreover, 10 days travel in royal Caribbean cruise in many places like cuba, Bahama, Honduras & other Atlantic islands at the end Easter Mexico. She is a life member and former Research Professor in the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Instt. Pune 411004. At present she is finishing her masterpiece work- 'Encyclopaedia of Indian Aesthetic and Art '(15 volumes) and is a publisher of the firm- 'Western Ghat Publications', Pune 411041.
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