Dr. M.A. Jayashree served as a Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit at D.Banumaiah’s college in Mysore, Karnataka. She holds a doctorate in Sanskrit from Bangalore University for the thesis on the “Concept of Mind in Indian philosophy”.
Dr. Jayashree has authored many books, monographs and papers in the fields of Sanskrit, Ancient Sciences, Indian History, Indian Culture and Music.
An accomplished teacher of spoken Sanskrit, propagating learning of spoken Sanskrit through simple means, Dr Jayashree has a large following of overseas students in this field.
Her special interests include discourses on Puranas, Tiruppavai & Philosophy, music and art. She is also the editor of ‘Itihasa Rasmi’, a journal on Indian History in Kannada.
n addition, she holds a Masters degree in Karnatic music, is an accomplished vocalist of classical South Indian Karnatic Music, and is a recognised, successful artist in the Mysore school of painting.
Most recently, Dr Jayashree presented a paper on “Gamaka in Manasollassa”, a Sanskrit encyclopaedic work, at the Thirteenth World Sanskrit Conference in Edinburgh, UK.