Prof. Sadashiv Ambadas Dange, very well known in India and outside India for his contribution to the study of Indology and Sanskrit, is considered to be an authority on Vedic-Hindu myths, rituals and practices. He formulated and delivered a course of fifteen lectures on Hindu Myths at the International Institute of Semiotics and Structural Studies, arranged by the Central Institute of Languages, Mysore University (Dec. 1984- Jan. 1985) and five lectures on Indian Myths and Symbols at the National Centre for Performing Arts, Bombay 1988. His numerous books include- Pastoral Symbolism from the Rgveda (University of Poona, 1970), Vedic Concept of ?Field? and the Divine Fructification, (University of Bombay, 1971), Sexual Symbolism from the Vedic Ritual (Ajanta Publications, Delhi 1979), Encyclopaedia of puranic Beliefs and Practices, Vols. I-V, (Navrang, New Delhi, 1986-90) and Towards Understanding Hindu Myths (1996), Vedic Sacrifices-Early Nature (2 Vols., 2000) and Images from Vedic Hymns and Rituals (2000)-these by Aryan Books International, New Delhi. Prof. Dange had been R.G. Bhandarkar Professor and Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Bombay (Mumbai) and twice President of the Vedic Section at the sessions of the All India Oriental Conference (1980 & 1985). He was Consultant Editor for the Encyclopaedia of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning and Editor for the Indian Section of its Journal, Ultimate Reality and Meaning, Toranto (Canada) for more than a decade. The honours conferred on him include ? Silver Medal from the Asiatic Society of Bombay (1983), ?Special Honour? by the Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Academy (1989), Felicitation by the State Govt. of Maharashtra (1990) and the Certificate of Honour from the President of India, to mention a few.