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Pandurang Vaman Kane

Date of Birth 1880
Place of Birth Ratnagiri district
(Konkan, Maharashtra)
Nationality India
Also know as Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane, Dr. Kane, Kane
Profession Indologist
Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane was a notable Indologist and Sanskrit scholar. He received India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1963. He was born in a conservative Chitpavan Brahmin family in the Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra, India. Eminent Historian Professor R.S. Sharma writes of him in the following words: "Pandurang Vaman Kane, a great Sanskritist wedded to social reform, continued the earlier tradition of scholarship. His monumental work entitled the "History of the Dharmasastra", published in five volumes in the twentieth century, is an encyclopedia of ancient social laws and customs. This enables us to study the social processes in ancient India."

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Bharat Ratna
(Indologist and Sanskrit scholar)