In this insightful interview, Dr. Gauri Mahulikar delves into the profound Guru-Shishya bonds, skillfully drawing comparisons to the dynamics of modern schooling. She sheds light on the diverse ways of learning, emphasizing the significance of peer learning, experiential learning, and self-study. With a keen eye on the contemporary education landscape, she reflects on what could have been done differently and highlights the existing gaps in our current system. Offering a deep dive into the ancient Indian education system, Dr. Mahulikar unfolds its intricacies, providing a comprehensive understanding of its foundations and methodologies. Moreover, the interview delves into the ancient Indian education system, unraveling its unique features and methodologies. Dr. Mahulikar passionately explains the profound cultural and educational value embedded in the Sanskrit language. She articulates its significance, not only as a linguistic tool but as a carrier of "Bhartiyata" – encapsulating the essence of Indian culture. Dr. Mahulikar goes on to highlight the expansive reach of the Sanskrit language across continents, serving as a medium for spreading our rich cultural heritage. Through her insightful commentary, she illuminates the enduring importance of preserving and appreciating Sanskrit, as it continues to disseminate and enrich our cultural legacy on a global scale.
Dr. Gauri Mahulikar is a renowned figure celebrated for her remarkable contributions to Sanskrit literature and culture. Serving as the Academic Director at Chinmaya International Foundation, she has played a pivotal role in shaping the academic landscape. Dr. Mahulikar's influence extends notably to the initiation of courses in Manuscriptology, Bhakti Literature, and Mysticism, catering to the educational needs of Sanskrit enthusiasts and scholars alike.