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Prof. Narhar Kurundkar was a well-known thinker and critic in Maharashtra. Through his books and through his speeches all over Maharashtra, he offered original, unbiased and incisive analysis of manifold challenges and complexities of contemporary social, political and cultural environment.

There was always an avid sense of curiosity about Prof. Kurundkar in Maharashtra’s intellectual circles because of his original and insightful thinking on wide ranging subjects including Marathi literature, Indian history, politics, dramaturgy, literary criticism, aesthetics, and fine arts and so on. In accordance with his firm conviction that intelligentsia has a wider role in terms of spreading awareness in society, he used to travel all over Maharashtra to give lectures on various issues related to literature, history, contemporary political issues and so on. During one such lecture at Saraswati Bhuvan in Aurangabad, he passed away on stage on 10 February 1982. He was only fifty year old then. 
   In the memory of such an extraordinary thinker and scholar, we are planning Narhar Kurundkar Memorial. Narhar Kurundkar Advanced Study and Research center has already started functioning as a joint venture of Nanded Education Society and Narhar Kurundkar Trust. Soon this Research Center will be shifted to the grand premises of the memorial. Nanded Education Society has provided 1.5 acres of land in the People’s College Campus for Kurundkar Memorial and the Government of Maharashtra will build the memorial for the trust.

This center will encourage research projects primarily in the field of literature, arts, sociology and other subjects which were close to Prof. Kurundkar’s heart. It plans to provide facilities for advanced interdisciplinary research in the fields of comparative studies of religion, language, culture and society.

Our aim is to develop this center into a premium institute to serve as a resource center and think tank to the contemporary analysts, social activists and politicians in India.


The research center plans to provide scholarships and other facilities to the young research scholars from this region and from Maharashtra as a whole and plans to publish a scholarly journal to publish the research papers written by the fellows at the center as well as from other parts of Maharashtra.A large-scale financial investment will be needed to meet these objectives as well as to provide internet and up-to-date library facilities, research ambience and so on. The research center will not get any government or non-government grant, therefore, it has to be materialized by means of generous and conscientious donors who are interested in the field of education and research and wish to preserve the intellectual legacy of Prof. Kurundkar.Therefore, we request the donors to contribute generously for the cause. Crossed Cheques and demand drafts should be addressed to “Narhar Kurundkar Pratishthan” or cash donations could be deposited directly in the account no. 60043800602, the Maharashtra Bank, People’s College Campus Branch, Nanded. The donors are requested to write their complete address, phone number and email Id.

 

Yours Faithfully

 
         1. Mrs.Shamal Patki                                2. Shree. Vishwas Dandekar
    
         3. Dr.Datta Bhagat                                 4. Dr. Shreenivas Pande
5. Shree. Bhujabg Wadikar 6. Shree.Radhesham Mopalwar
7.Shree. Ravindra Godbole 8.Shree. Deepnath Patki
9. Shree. Vishwas Kurundkar 10. Shree. Laxman Sangewar
11. Dr. Vyankatesh Kabde 12. Dr. Prakash Medakkar

 



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