Saraswats are one of India's oldest ethnic denominations with a history dating back to Vedic times. They trace their origins to the mythical river Saraswati (now extinct) in North West India. They are believed to be the descendents/ disciples of the sage Saraswat Muni who lived on the banks of this river.
Following the mysterious drying up of their lifeline, the River Saraswati, they migrated to various parts of India over the millennia. They are now scattered in different corners of the country and share no formal connection other than their common origin. Present research has identified several groups which form part of the Saraswat identity. A detailed list is enclosed. Read More..
The book is being compiled by Sri Kateel Uday Sheshagiri Nayak, a social activist who has been associated with theSaraswat cause for several decades. He is well informed on the community matters and has developed good networking with various Saraswat community leaders and organisations. This places him in a good position to bring out an authentic publication. Read More..
Being an intellectually gifted people, the Saraswats have done well in all spheres of life. Many enterprising members of the community have become successful as professionals, businessmen and industrialists.
This project of compiling a 'Who is Who of Saraswat Professionals and Entrepreneurs' is a first of its kind attempt to recognise their achievements and facilitate better professional interaction. It is inspired by the heroic efforts of the various Saraswat stalwarts to integrate the community. With the advent of free economy, the opportunities have multiplied to tap the potential for creating business relationships between successful Saraswat individuals and chart a new future for the community on a professional platform. Read More..