Prof. Sadashiv Ambadas Dange is very well known in India and outside India for his contribution to the study of Sanskrit and Indology and is considered to be an authority on Veda ? myths, rituals and practices. 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), Divine Hymns and Ancient Thought, 2 vols., (Navrang, New Delhi, 1992, 1995), Encyclopedia of Puranic Beliefs and Practices, Vols. I-V, (Navrang, New Delhi, 1886-90) and the latest Towards Understanding Hindu Myths (Aryan Books International, New Delhi, !996). Prof. Dange was R.G. Bhandarkar Professor and Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Bombay (Mumbai) and twice President of the Vedic Section at the All India Oriental Conference (1980 & 1985). He was Consultant Editor for the Encyclopedia on Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning, and Editor for the Indian Section of its Journal, Ultimate Reality and Meaning, Regis College, Toronto (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.