Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan 1893 To 1963

Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan who is called the Father of Hindi Travel literature was one of the most widely-traveled scholars of India.

Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan (April 9, 1893 - April 14, 1963) who is called the Father of Hindi Travel literature was one of the most widely-traveled scholars of India, spending forty-five years of his life on travels away from his home. He became a buddhist monk (Bauddha Bhikkhu) and eventually took up Marxist Socialism. Sankrityayan was also an Indian nationalist, having been arrested and jailed for three years for creating anti-British writings and speeches. He is referred as the Greatest Scholar (Mahapandit) for his scholarship. He was both a polymath as well as a polyglot.

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