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

Shrinivasa Varakhedi shrivara at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 18:31:23 UTC 2013

Hear is the Sanskrit version of Keynote address delivered by Prof. Joshi in
Hyd. This document is shared by Prof. ambaji.


> It's really a sad news. Prof.joshi was a great scholar of modern times.
His contributions include not only the works on ashtafhyayi n other works
of paninian system, but also many prominent scholars like prof. jha n prof.
bhate and so on and the institutions like cass, puna.
> I too was fortunate to get his blessings for the first n last time during
his visit to Hyd central university on the invitation of Prof. Amba
Kulkarni. His key note address in English was translated by me in Sanskrit.
Professor was so kind to appreciate my translation. It was a great moment
in my life.
> It would be appreciated if some one shares that translation printed in
the volume published by Sanskrit Academy during the conference.
> With warm regards,
> Shrinivasa Varakhedi Ph.D
> Professor and Dean
> Karnataka Sanskrit University, chamaraj pet,
> Bangalore 18.
> 09483501353 mob
> 08026794258 res
> shrivara at gmail.com
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jul 29, 2013, at 20:46, Amba Kulkarni <ambapradeep at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It is Prof. Joshi's works through which I was introduced to the
>> Mahabhashya, and also to the whole Paninian tradition, through the
>> printed material.
>> The first work which I read was the samarth-aahnika. He made all the
>> arguments on  asamartha compound and gamakatva
>> easy by providing a summary in a tabular form.
>> When we decided to hold the 3rd symposium on Sanskrit Computational
>> Linguistics at Hyderabad,  I could dare to invite him as a keynote
>> speaker.
>> I say 'I could dare' because at that time I did not know him
>> personally, never did I meet him before. I knew him only through his
>> works. And as he puts it, he was hesitating to accept the invitation,
>> but when he accepted the invitation, he was there for all the three
>> days, attended all the sessions, and also encouraged us to arrange
>> such events frequently.
>> His keynote speech is available at
>> http://sanskrit.uohyd.ernet.in/Symposium/papers/joshi.pdf, and the
>> video at
>> May his soul rest in peace, and may his wife have a strength to accept
the loss.
>> -- Amba Kulkarni
>> On 29 July 2013 18:00, Jan E.M. Houben <jemhouben at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> With sadness we learn of the demise of Prof. Shivaram Dattatray Joshi,
>>> 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
>>> field of Sanskrit grammar.” He will live on, to use Brendan Gillon's
>>> in "his published work" and in "his erudite students" (who have become
>>> teachers of Pāṇini-students of my own generation).
>>> A bibliography of his publications up to 1989 is found in:
>>> Pāṇinian Studies - Prof. S.D. Joshi Felicitation Volume
>>> (ed. by Madhav M. Deshpande, Saroja Bhate)
>>> Michigan: Univ. of Michigan, Center for South and Southeast Asian
>>> 1991.
>>> The same publication contains a Preface by Prof. Madhav Deshpande with
>>> further details about the life and career of Prof. S.D. Joshi
>>> vyākaraṇācārya before reaching the age of 20, “discovered” by Prof.
>>> Ingalls in the early 1950s, Ph.D. at Harvard Univ. in 1960).
>>> After his 65th birthday, from 1991-2011, fourteen volumes on the
>>> of Pāṇini 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

warm regards,
Prof. Shrinivasa Varakhedi, Ph.D
(Recipient of Presidents Award)
Dean & Director, Directorate of Karnataka State Sanskrit Education
Karnataka Samskrita University,
Pampa Mahakavi Road, Chamaraj Pet,
Bengaluru - 560018

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