Dr. Sarada Purna Sonty
Dr. Sarada Purna Sonty is one of the foremost thinkers and writers in the field of performing Art Traditions of India and Vedic- Vedanta studies; broad based in several humanistic, Indological disciplines, and interfaith interactions. Sarada, a poet, scholar, Creative writer, published Author of Sanskrit , Telugu and English works, envisions repositioning ancient wisdom and knowledge. Sarada received Doctoral degree in Telugu Literature, Second Doctoral degree in Sanskrit, Submitted D Litt Thesis- a break through Research in Musicology , Associate degree in Child Psychology , Basic Training in Meditation , Sound Therapy, and Associate degree in Ophthalmic Sciences.
- Sarada is founder and Executive Director for SAPNA a 501 c (3) not for profit organization in USA to promote Cultural Art Traditions of India ,
- Director for Center for Telugu Studies Chicago PS Telugu University Out Reach branch established in 2000 by VC then Prof. GV Subrahmanyam ,
- Founder , President Veda Vidya Peetham Chicago est 1997
- Founder and managing Trustee for SRI Foundation est- 1987
- Owner and Editor Sonty Publications est 1986
- Owner and Chief Editor Brahmi Literary Journal est in 2000
Some of Sarada’s works received Scholars acclaim “ Nadanandam ” – Genesis, History and Evolution of Sanskrit Music Treatises “ Thallapaka Annamacharyini Nritya Sangita Kalabhijnatha “ Research work on Annamacharya compositions “ Purnamidam” Human Expression , Evolution of Fine Arts World view “ Pratheechi Naimisham” Philosophical Musings “ Kalidasa Meghadutam” Traslation in to Telugu with Commentary “ Chankya Neeti Sahasri” 1000 Maxims of Chanakya in Telugu “ Sharannikvaanam “ “ Sharajjhari” “ Sharadyuthi” – Poetry
Sarada received “ Top Ten Living Telugu Legends of USA” award , Presidential recognition for SAPNA from Hon President of India 2019, Recognition Award by Vice President of India Hon. Dr. M Venkaih Naidu in 2020, Life Time Achievement Award by Prapancha Telugu Samakhya of India in 2020, Puraskaram for Avadhana Saraswathi Peetham , Kurthalam Lalitha Peetham in 2020, Paul Harris Award by Rotary – 2017 , “Top 15 Women of Excellence award from US Congressman Danny K Davis-2018 ,” First Hindu Woman Service in Ministry Commissioner of Board Dr. Tony Prekwinkle – 2018 , International year of Women of Interfaith in 2018, Life time Achievement for cultural & Literary services by Congressman Danny K Davis, , and Vanguri Foundation Houston, numerous awards for excellence by TANA, ATA, NATA, NATS of USA.
Sarada presented papers on Gandhian Philosophy at various National and International Seminars , and published articles. Sarada served as a Hindu Delegate to the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago, Cape Town South Africa, Trinidad, Montreal Canada conventions. Presented papers at International Congress of Vedanta.