RAO SHASTRI is a double M.A. in Sanskrit as well as in English of the Calcutta
university and B.Litt of the Oxford University. She is also a " Shastri" and a
"Vedatirtha" of the Government Sanskrit College of Calcutta. For proficiency in
the Vedas and the Vedanta she has been awarded the Rajarshi Gopalacharya Gold Medal by the
Bengal Sanskrit Association. As Ghosh Traveling Fellow she was deputed to England and
other countries of the west to make a special study of female education there.
In England, she worked under such eminent savants as
Dr.F.W.Thomas, Boden Professor of Sanskrit of the Oxford University, and the late
Dr.A.B.Keith of the Edinburgh University both of whom spoke highly of her "
singular conscientiousness an great assiduity"
A keen research student, Shri Shakuntala is also the Honorary
Secretary of the World Fellowship of Faiths and has thrice organised International
Congress in India. She wields a prolific but facile pen and Bengali Periodical, the Mukul.
Her published works include "Aspirations from a fresh world" "Lights of
Eternity", "Women in the Sacred Laws" , a critical edition of "Kaumudi
Mahotsava" ," The Development of Female Education in England" and "