SRIKANTHA SASTRY S., 1904-1974
Sondekoppa Srikantha Sastry (ಎಸ್.
ಶ್ರೀಕಂಠಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಿ) was a well known historian and a polyglot scholar
who has contributed profusely to the area of historical research in Karnataka.
He was born in Sondekoppa a village in Kolar district. He studied in the Maharaja’s College,
was a life devoted to teaching and research. He started writing at an early age
and has written more than four hundred articles in the areas of Indian history,
culture and literature. He has written extensively on the Ganga
dynasty, Proto Indian culture, Harappa and Indus
valley civilization and the nature of
knew many Indian languages such as Sanskrit, Pali, Ardhamagadhi, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil. He was acquainted
with foreign languages such as English, French, German, Japanese and Chinese.
His books on ‘Indian Culture’ ‘Archaeological Research’ are well known text
books. 112 articles written by Srikantha Sastry were published by the
Following is a list of publications by Prof. Srikantha Sastry:
Kannada: 1. ‘rOman cakrAdhipatyada caritre’, 1949 (History of the
2. ‘ BAratIya samskruti’, 1954, (Indian Culture)
3. ‘ prapanca caritreya rUpurEKegLu’ 1957, (Outlines of World History)
4. ‘ purAtatva shOdhne’ 1960, (Archaeology)
5. ‘ hoysaLa vAstushilpa’ 1965, (Hoysla Architecture)
6. ‘ samshOdhana lEKanagaLu’ 1973, (Reasarch Articles)
b. English: 1. ‘Sources of Karnataka History’, 1940,
2. ‘Early Gangas of Talkad’, 1952.
c. Felicitation Volume: ‘Srīkanṭhikā’; Dr. S. Srikantha Sastri Felicitation Volume, Published by Geetha Book House on behalf of Dr. S. Srikantha Sastri Felicitation Committee, 1973