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मैथिली साहित्य संस्थान
Maithili Sahitya Sansthan
Mithila is known as a cultural region. One can easily trace its existence right from ancient days. The scriptures of the earliest times (Satapatha Brahmana, Upanishads, Epics, Puranas, etc.) describe its cultural merits in unmistakable terms. The region enjoyed political autonomy to a great extent until the beginning of the colonial rule. The continuity of political identity for centuries seemingly re-enforced its cultural boundaries. The objective basis of Mithila’s nationality thus gained ground and became quite deep-rooted. The language and literature of Maithili grew to the extent of being recognized by scholars of the international repute. The traditions of learning which flourished in this region acquired a distinct status.
It is our duty to explore and highlight hidden and forgotten cultural heritage of Mithila through various research activities. Since 1969, Maithili Sahitya Sansthan- a cultural- cum- intellectual organization has continuously been working in this direction. Intellectuals as historians, archaeologists, social scientists, litterateurs, educationists, journalists, jurist, etc. ,have been associated with this institution.
This institution aims at duing research and making publication international standard. For this purpose, it started to publish a Maithili research journal named Mithila- Bharati. It is only one research journal of Maithili language ,however in due course it acquired the bilingual character. This journal has been enriched by many famous researchers of Bihar in general and Mithila in paerticular. Some notable contributors are: -
J. C. Jha,
Jata Shankar Jha,
Prafulla Kumar Singh "Maun",
C. P. Sinha,
R. K. Choudhary,
Shailendra Mohan Jha,
Justice Sushil Kumar Jha,
Daya Shankar Upadhyay,
Kamal Narayan Jha 'Kamlesh',
Jay Narayan Thakur,
Ved Nath Jha,
Dina Nath Jha,
Vijay Kumar Thakur,
Jata Shankar Das,
Sudhanshu Shekhar Choudhary,
Bhim Nath Jha,
Acharya Paramanandan Shastri, etc.
Five issues of this journal were published during 1969 to 1977. Many important research papers have been published in it. Due to unavoidable circumstances the publication of the journal discontinued.
From the year 2014 under the guidance of Prof. Hetukar Jha and Prof. Ratneshwar Mishra, the publication of Mithila Bharati research journal resumed . The journal is currentaly edited by Dr. Shiva Kumar Mishra and Shri Bhairab Lal Das. Six volumes of the journal has been published till December 2019. Papers in both English and Maithili languages are published in this journal . Many research papers of foreign authors also have been published in it. Mithila Bharati journal is approved by the UGC, New Delhi as ' referred journal' and has grown to become an International Research Journal of repute.
The present editorial board of Mithila Bharati is:
Prof.( Dr.) Ratneshwar Mishra
Prof.( Dr.) Indrakant Jha
Dr. Chitranjan Prasad Sinha
Dr. Umesh Chandra Dwivedi
Prof.( Dr.) Jayadeva Mishra
Prof.( Dr. )Samrendra Narayan Arya
Dr. Pankaj Kumar Jha
Dr. Shiva Kumar Mishra
Shri Bhairab Lal Das
The main objectives and ideals of Maithili Sahitya Sansthan, Patna are:
(a) To develop and propagate the Maithili language and literature.
(b) To publish and sell quarterly research journal named "Mithila Bharati".
(c) To research and publish research works related to Mithila, Maithil and Maithili.
(d) To research various traits of cultural heritage, literature and art treasures and to organise seminars, lectures, archaeological excavations and explorations.
(e) Development of folk art, sculptures and folk language.
Office bearers of Maithili Sahitya Sansthan :
Chairman - Prof.( Dr.) Indrakant Jha
Vice-Chairman - Shri Raghavendra Jha
Treasurer- Dr. Shiva Kumar Mishra
Secretary - Shri Bhairab Lal Das
Joint Secretary- Smt. Kalpana Kumari
Executive Members of Maithili Sahitya Sansthan:
Shri Sunil Kumar Karn
Dr. Ashok Kumar Sinha
Shri Vinay Kumar Jha
Shri Bharat Bhushan Jha
Smt. Sangita Kumari
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