S. Srikanta Sastri

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Born: 05.11.1904, Nanjanagud, India

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Born 5 November 1904
Nanjanagud, India
Died 10 May 1974 (aged 69)
Bangalore, India
Nationality Indian
Known for Sources of Karnataka History, Bharathiya Samskruti, Hoysala Vastushilpa, Proto Indic Religion
Spouse(s) Nagarathnamma
Awards Kannada Sahitya Parishat Award (1970), Mythic Society Diamond Jubilee Honour, Festschrift Volume - "Srikanthika"
Website www.srikanta-sastri.org
Academic background
Alma mater Maharaja College, Mysore
Academic work
Institutions University of Mysore
Notable students G. Venkatasubbiah, M. Chidananda Murthy, U. R. Ananthamurthy, R. K. Laxman, R. K. Narayan, Chaduranga, Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, Y. G. Krishnamurti
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Indian historian, Indologist, and polyglot. He authored about 12 books, over two hundred articles, several monographs and book reviews over four decades in English, Kannada, Telugu and Sanskrit. To his credit are such works as "Sources of Karnataka History", "Geopolitics of India & Greater India", "Bharatiya Samskruthi" (a compendium on Indian culture and tradition) and "Hoysala Vastushilpa" (a study of temple architecture of the Hoysala period in Karnataka). S. Srikanta Sastri was a polyglot well versed in fourteen languages spanning Greek, Latin, Pali, Prakrit, Sanskrit and German among others. He was Head of the Department of History & Indology at Maharaja College, University of Mysore between 1940 - 1960. He was conferred the Kannada Literary Academy award in 1970 and was subsequently honoured by Governor of Karnataka Mohanlal Sukhadia in 1973 during mythic society diamond jubilee function. A Festschrift was brought forth and presented to him during his felicitation function in 1973 titled "Srikanthika" with articles on History and Indology by distinguished scholars. His work on Indus Valley Civilization and town planning at Harappa and Mohenjodaro were published in successive articles and drew considerable attention. His Research articles on The Aryan Invasion theory, the date of Adi Sankaracharya, Oswald Spengler's view on Indian Culture, Jaina Epistemology, Proto-Vedic religion of Indus Valley Civilization and Evolution of the Gandaberunda insignia remain relevant today.

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