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Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri

HIstorian, Polyglot, Epigraphist, Teacher and Writer.
HIstorian, Polyglot, Epigraphist, Teacher and Writer.

Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri, renowned historian of the University of Mysore (1904 – 1974), taught History and Indology at Maharaja College, Mysore from 1925 to 1960. He happens to be the first research scholar of the University of Mysore, and he wrote Sources of Karnataka History, Vol I in 1940. He is the second recipient of D. Litt from the University of Mysore in 1949. He was proficient in fifteen languages like Sanskrit, Prakrit, Greek, Latin, French, German, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, etc. His first research paper Conquests of Siladitya in the South was published in the Royal Asiatic Journal of Read More...

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Books by Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri, Translated By S. Naganath

The author, a historian of repute, confronts important issues of Indian history in this classic work. He raises such questions as “Was there an Aryan Invasion of India in the past?”, “Is the caste system a bane or a boon?”, “Did Indian women enjoy equal rights in ancient times?”, “Was Democracy an alien concept to Vedic Indians?”, “Why Buddhism became extinct in the country of its origin?”, “What is India’s lasting contribution to the f

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