Nityanand Misra is a Sanskrit scholar, editor and author based in Mumbai, India. He works as a statistical analyst in the investment banking industry. A technology graduate and alumnus of IIM Bangalore, he currently works as a statistical analyst for Citigroup in Mumbai.
Misra hails from the city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. He comes from a family of scientists. His father, J B Misra, holds a PhD in Chemistry and worked as a research scientist at the Directorate of Groundnut Research, a research institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in Junagadh, and also served as the institute’s director. His mother holds an MSc in Biochemistry and was a teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya. His elder sister formerly served as a scientist at the Institute for Plasma Research in Gandhinagar.
Misra had his schooling in the city of Junagadh. He stood third in science stream at the Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board in the year 2000. He graduated from the Gujarat University in 2004 with an engineering degree in Information Technology, and is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore. Currently working with Citigroup at Mumbai, he has worked with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup in Hong Kong and India.
Misra does not have any formal degree in Sanskrit, but can fluently speak the language. He is well-known in the field of Sanskrit studies for his technical expertise on the language. He has edited, translated, and designed several books. He is a disciple of Swami Rambhadracharya. His expanded and annotated translation of the Mahaviri commentary on the Hanuman Chalisa has been called the first book of its kind in English on the Hanuman Chalisa and perhaps the most comprehensive guide to the Hanuman Chalisa available in English. Special features of Misra's annotated and expanded translation include word-for-word meanings, simple translation with commentary, scholarly notes, an appendix on prosodic metres of the Chalisa along with short and long vowel markings for reciters, and musical notation (staff and Swaralipi) of its traditional melody for instrumentalists and singers.
- Nityanand Misra (ed.). Prajñācakṣu Jagadguru Rāmabhadrācārya. Māheśvarasūtreṣu Rāmakathā (in Sanskrit). Sambhāṣaṇasandeśaḥ (Samskrita Bharati), Volume 21, Issue 9, pp. 18–21 (July 2016).
- Ben Valentine and Nityanand Misra. Algorithms in emerging ASEAN markets. The TRADE Asia, Issue 12, pp. 58–59 (May–August 2012). An overview of algorithmic trading growth in three ASEAN markets.
- Malay Bhattacharyya, Nityanand Misra, and Bharat Kodase. MaxVaR for Non-normal and Heteroskedastic Returns. Quantitative Finance, Volume 9, Number 8, pp. 925–935 (December 2009).
- Swami Rambhadracharya (January 2016). Ramadhar Sharma and Nityanand Misra (editors). Śrīhanumān-Cālīsā—Mahāvīrī Vyākhyā [The Mahaviri commentary on the Hanuman Chalisa] (in Hindi). Mumbai: Niraamaya Publishing. ISBN 978-81-931144-1-4. Third edition of the Mahāvīrī commentary on the Hanuman Chalisa. 104 (x + 94) pages.
- Swami Rambhadracharya (August 2015). Nityanand Misra (editor and annotator). Adhyātmarāmāyaṇe’pāṇinīyaprayogāṇāṃ Vimarśaḥ [Deliberation on the non-Pāṇinian usages in the Adhyātma Rāmāyaṇa] (in Sanskrit). Chitrakoot: Tulsi Peeth. ISBN 978-81-92385-64-8. Third edition of the PhD dissertation of Swami Rambhadracharya with more than 1,000 notes. 405 pages.
- Gosvāmī Nārāyaṇadāsa and Swami Rambhadracharya (January 2014). Ramadhar Sharma, Nityanand Misra, and Manishkumar Shukla (editors). Śrībhaktamāla (Mūlārthabodhinī Ṭīkā Sahita) [Śrībhaktamāla (with the Mūlārthabodhinī commentary)] (in Hindi). Chitrakoot: Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University. ISBN 978-93-82253-04-4. First edition of the Mūlārthabodhinī commentary on the Bhaktamāla of Nārāyaṇadāsa. 285 pages.
- Swami Rambhadracharya (December 2013). Ramadhar Sharma and Nityanand Misra (editors). Śrīgītātātparya [The essence of the auspicious Gītā] (in Hindi, second edition). Chitrakoot: Tulsi Peeth. 188 pages.
- Swami Rambhadracharya (February 2013). Nityanand Misra (editor). Śrībhārgavarāghavīyam [The epic on Paraśurāma and Rāma] (in Sanskrit). Chitrakoot: Tulsi Peeth. 147 pages.
- Mahāvīrī: Hanumān-Cālīsā Demystified (September 2015), Niraamaya Publishing, ISBN 978-81-931144-0-7. English translation and expansion, with notes, of the Mahāvīrī commentary on the Hanuman Chalisa by Rambhadracharya. With a foreword by Dr. Karan Singh. 246 (xxiv + 222) pages.
- ^ "महावीरी व्याख्या अंग्रेजी में" [Mahaviri commentary in English]. Navbharat Times (in Hindi). 11 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
मशहूर 'महावीरी व्याख्या' का टिप्पणियों सहित विस्तृत अंग्रेज़ी अनुवाद नित्यानन्द मिश्र ने पेश किया है। महावीरी: हनुमान-चालीसा डीमिस्टिफ़ाइड नामक ... यह किताब अंग्रेज़ी में हनुमान चालीसा पर अपनी तरह की पहली किताब है। किताब में हनुमान चालीसा के हर शब्द का अनुवाद, अंग्रेज़ी सरलार्थ और व्याख्या, विद्वानों के लिए सौ से ज्यादा टिप्पणियां, पाठ करने वालों के लिए चालीसा के प्रत्येक वर्ण के लघु-गुरु निदर्शन सहित दोहा और चौपाई छन्दों पर परिशिष्ट, वादकों और गायकों के लिए चालीसा की पारम्परिक धुन का पाश्चात्य पद्धति (स्टाफ़ नोटेशन) और भातखण्डे पद्धति (स्वरलिपि) में स्वराङ्कन जैसी तमाम खासियतें हैं।
- ^ Mahesh, Suhas (2016-01-05). "Book Review: Everything You Wanted To Know About The Hanuman Cālīsā". Swarajya. Retrieved 2016-05-07.
All in all, Mahāvīrī: Hanumān-Cālīsā Demystified is perhaps the most comprehensive guide to the Hanumān Cālīsā available in English. All those spiritually or academically interested in the Hanumān Cālīsa would find it a valuable read. There are a great many religious commentaries whose translations would benefit devotees, and I hope Nityānanda Miśra’s meticulously written book serves as a model for future efforts
- "Algorithms in emerging ASEAN markets". The TRADE Asia. Retrieved 2016-05-07.
- "MaxVaR for non-normal and heteroskedastic returns". Quantitative Finance. Retrieved 2016-05-07.