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Last updated: June 24, 2015
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  • Husband - (late) Krishnanand Kamat.
  • Have one son Vikas Kamat
  • Father: (late) Ganesh Burde, mother: (late) Sharadabai Burde
  • Sisters: (late)Usha Madiman and Sushama Arur
  • Brother Prakash Burde
Education: B.A. - Sanskrit and Kannada, Karnatak University, Dharward
Diploma in Education, GBTC, Dharwad
M.A. - History - Karnataka University, Dharwad,
Ph.D.  - History - Karnataka University, Dharwad
Professions: Teacher (Women's Training College, Dharwad), Researcher (Karnatak Univ. Dharwad), Broadcaster (All India Radio, Dharwad, Bangalore, Mysore, Calcutta, Bombay, Jaipur)
Languages: Konkani, Kannada, English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, and Sanskrit
Interests: Light humor, Medieval history, Women's issues
Publications: More than 100 articles, research papers, and invited lectures in English, Kannada and Konkani Languages
  1. Social Life in Medieval Karnataka -Abhinava 1980 External Link
  2. Samsaradalli Swarasya- TVS Gruntha Mala, 1987
  3. Karnatakada Shikshana Parampare - Bombay University, 1989
  4. Samsaradalli Swarasya II - Pustakalaya, 1992
  5. Heegedhive Navu - Pustakalaya - 1993
  6. Mahile - Ondu Adhyanana (Womanhood - A Study), Nava Karnataka, 1999
  7. Nage- Kedige (The Poking Flower, Humorous short essays in Kannada), Manohara Grintha Mala, 1999
  8. Nenapinalli Ninthavaru (Those Persisted..., Biographical sketches in Kannada), 2000
  9. Mahile -Andu-Indu (Woman -then and now, research, in Kannada), Prema Sai Publishers, 2000
  10. Editor, Patra Parachi ("Letters from Far") -- Collection of Letters by K.L.Kamat, Manohara Grintha Mala, 2004
  11. Editor, "Hingidru Nam Kamti" - Tributes to K.L.Kamat, Kamat Foundation, 2004
  12. Suragya Sar (A Collection of Konkani Wedding Songs in Konkani), Basti Prakashan, 2005
  13. "Ovyo Gavuya" (Folk music CD based on my book Suragya Sar), 2005
  14. Education in Karnataka through the ages, 2005
  • Karnataka Literary Academy Award 1988
    (for the book Karnatakada Shikshana Parampare)
  • Rajyotsava Award 1991  (for extraordinary contribution to Kannada language and literature through electronic media)
  • Best Kannada Woman Writer of 1995-96 and the K. Shamarao scholarship award.
  • A.S. Krishna Rao memorial grant and scholarship by Mumbai Karnataka Foundation, 1998
  • Vidooshi honor for non-creative Scholarship, 2001
  • Rev. Kittel Award for Research in Kannada Literature, 2001
  • Honorary President of Karnataka History Congress (2001)
  • Honor by North American Konkani Association (2000)
  • The Indian Archaeology Society
  • The Mythic Society of India
  • Mahatma Gandhi Peace Foundation
  • President, K.L.Kamat Memorial Trust
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