Monday, September 12, 2016


Manoratha (Sanskrit: मनोरथ , Bengali: মনোরথ ) was a Brahmin (Brahmana) who lived around 955 CE in  Tarkari in Sravsati region of North Bengal (West Bengal and Islamic Bangladesh). 

He belonged to a Brahmin family renowned for its scholarship1. His father was Sahil.

The Silimpur Stone Slab inscription of 1087 CE talks about this family. His son was Sucharita.


(1) Migrant Brahmanas in Northern India, Swati Datta, Motilal Banarasidas, 1989

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