Kshitimohan Sen (1880-1960)

Born in Benares, Kshitimohan Sen spent his early years there. After doing his Masters in Sanskrit from Queen’s College, Benares, he joined the Education Ministry of Chamba.

Invited by Rabindranath, he joined the Brahmacharyasrama in 1908 and completed his career as the Principal of Vidya Bhavana, Visva-Bharati. He was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati for some time.

The researches of Kshitimohan Sen on the mystic saints of Medieval India opened a new chapter in research in Hindi literature. He delivered a remarkable series of lectures on the subject at Calcutta University in 1929, and his book, Dadu came out in 1935 with a forward by Rabindranath. He accompanied Rabindranath during the Poet’s visit to China in 1924.