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Dr S. Srikanta Sastri  (Courtesy - K. G. Somashekhar) 'Sri Srikanteshwara Shatakam' (2017 Reprint) by Dr S. Srikanta Sastri R. Shamasastry - A Photofolio

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Mahamahopadhyaya Arthashastravisarada Vidyalankara Panditaraja Dr R. Shamasastry was born into a poor Sankethi Brahmin family in 1868. He came to Mysore to pursue higher education. He studied in Maharaja Sanskrit College and Maharaja College (B. A. Degree) with help from Diwan Sir K. Seshadri Iyer. He worked as Principal of Chamaraja Sanskrit College, Bangalore for a while. Later he was requested to head the Oriental Research Library. He is credited with the discovery and translation of the text “Arthashastra” by Kautilya in 1915. He has published many books and research articles related to Sanskrit studies. The British Government honoured him with the title of Mahamahopadhyaya, Oriental University – Washington. D. C awarded him a Honorary Doctorate and Calcutta University followed suit. He was honoured by Maharaja Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar and by many other reputed institutions from all over India. He believed in simple living and high thinking. He had named his residence “Ashutosh” after the great Bengali scholar Ashutosh Mukherjee. His wife Smt. Puttamma was a connoisseur of Carnatic Classical Music. He passed away in the year 1944. The scholars from all over the world sent tributes and condolence messages to his family in Mysore. Here are a few photographs of paintings of him, his writings and the letters & certificates of distinction which he received from across the world.  

 

Mahamahopadhyaya Dr R. Shamasastry

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1868

Basavapatna,

Hassan district, Karnataka,

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University of Mysore, Mysore

 

Oriental Studies

 

Oriental Research Institute, Mysore

 

Chamarajendra Sanskrit College, Bangalore

 

Mahamahopadhyaya

 

Vedanga Jyotishya

 

Drapsa: Vedic Cycle of Eclipses

 

Gavamayana - The Vedic Era

 

Evolution of Indian Polity

 

Origin of Devanagari alphabets

 

Discovery of Kautilya's Arthashastra

 

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Smt. Puttamma -

R. Shamasastry's wife.

Honorary Doctorate for

R. Shamasastry from Oriental University, Washington. D. C.

Mahamahopadhyaya Dr R. Shamasastry Smt. Puttamma - R. Shamasastry's wife. Honorary Doctorate for R. Shamasastry from Oriental University, Washington. D. C.

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