Inauguration of Mithila Bharati Volume II (New Series)

Inauguration of Mithila Bharati Volume I (New Series)

Mithila is known today as a cultural region. One can easily trace its existence right from ancient days. The scriptures of the earliest times (Satpatha 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 colonial rule. The continuity of political identity for centuries perhaps re-enforced its cultural boundaries. The objective basis of Mithila’s nationality thus gained ground and became quite deep routed. The language and literature of Maithili grew to the extent of being recognized by scholars of the international level. 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 research. Since 1969, Maithili Sahitya Sansthan, a cultural cum intellectual organization has continuously been working in this direction. Intellectuals as historians, archeologists, social scientists, literateurs, educationists, journalists, judicial etc. have been associated with this institution.

This institution aims at research and publication. For this purpose, it started to publish a Maithili research journal named Mithila Bharti. It is only one research journal for Maithili language. It has been supported by many famous researchers of Bihar and Mithila. Some of those researchers are – Dr. Ramanath Jha, Dr. Rajeshwar Jha, Dr. J. C. Jha, Dr. Jatashankar Jha, Dr. Lakshmipati Singh, Dr. Indrakant Jha, Dr. Hetukar Jha, Dr. Prafulla Kumar Singh "Maun", Dr. C. P. Sinha, Dr. Jagdishwar Pandey, Dr. Upendra Thakur, Dr. R. K. Choudhary, Dr. Ramdev Jha, Dr. Shailendra Mohan Jha etc.

Four issues of this journal were published in early ‘70s and mid '80s. Many important research papers have been published in it.


The main objectives and ideals of this institutions 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 on cultural heritage, literature and art treasures and to organise seminars, lectures, archaeological excavations and explorations.

(e) Development of folk art, sculptures and folk language.



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