[INDOLOGY] Prof. Shivaram Dattatray Joshi, 15-8-1926 - 29-7-2013

Rosane Rocher rrocher at sas.upenn.edu
Mon Jul 29 13:32:03 UTC 2013

I had the privilege of reading privately the Maha-bha-s.ya with S. D. 
Joshi in December 1963, when I was working on my doctoral dissertation 
(on the 14th a-hnika).  In addition to the clarity of his comment, I 
enjoyed participating in a tradition of oral instruction of vya-karan.a 
of which he was a master.  He remained a dear friend and an example of 
positive scholarship.

Rosane Rocher

On 7/29/13 8:30 AM, Jan E.M. Houben wrote:
> With sadness we learn of the demise of Prof. Shivaram Dattatray Joshi, 
> who has been for many decades, in the words of his friend, student and 
> close collaborator Dr. J.A.F. Roodbergen, "/il maestro di color che 
> sanno/ in the field of Sanskrit grammar." He will live on, to use 
> Brendan Gillon's terms, in "his published work" and in "his erudite 
> students" (who have become the teachers of Pa-n.ini-students of my own 
> generation).
> A bibliography of his publications up to 1989 is found in:
> /Pa-n.inian Studies - Prof. S.D. Joshi Felicitation Volume/
> (ed. by Madhav M. Deshpande, Saroja Bhate)
> Michigan: Univ. of Michigan, Center for South and Southeast Asian 
> Studies, 1991.
> The same publication contains a Preface by Prof. Madhav Deshpande with 
> further details about the life and career of Prof. S.D. Joshi 
> (accomplished /vya-karan.a-ca-rya/ before reaching the age of 20, 
> "discovered" by Prof. D.H.H. Ingalls in the early 1950s, Ph.D. at 
> Harvard Univ. in 1960).
> After his 65th birthday, from 1991-2011, fourteen volumes on the 
> As.t.a-dhya-yi- of Pa-n.ini appeared with the Sahitya Akademi in New 
> Delhi.
> Authors: S.D. Joshi and J.A.F. Roodbergen.
> Vol. fifteen in the series, prepared by J.A.F. Roodbergen alone (and 
> dedicated to S.D. Joshi), appeared in Pune at the Vaidika Samshodhana 
> Mandala in 2011.
> Other supplements to the 1991 list of publications (articles by him, 
> by him together with P. Kiparsky and by him together with J.A.F. 
> Roodbergen) can be found in the section "References" in /A Dictionary 
> of Pa-n.inian Grammatical Terminology/ (by J.A.F. Roodbergen),  Pune: 
> Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, 2008.
> See also: J.A.F. Roodbergen, "Suppl[e]ment to Dictionary of Pa-n.inian 
> Grammatical Terminology" in /Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental 
> Research Institute/, vol. 90 (for 2009): 127-151.
> One of his last public speeches was probably his Keynote Address in 
> January 2009 at the Third International Computational Linguistics 
> Symposium in Hyderabad (see "Background of the As.t.a-dhya-yi-" p. 1-5 
> in Sanskrit Computational Linguistics : Third International Symposium, 
> Hyderabad, India, January 2009, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in 
> Artificial Intelligence 5406, ed. by Amba Kulkarni and Gérard Huet, 
> Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2009).
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