Birth: 1868, Rudrapatna, a village on the banks of Kaveri river, Karnataka
Shastras: Vedas, Vedangas, classical Sanskrit
Books: Transcribed, edited and published Sanskrit edition of Arthashastra. He also translated the same in English
Shamasastry was awarded a doctorate in 1919 from the Oriental University
in Washington D.C. and in 1921 from the Calcutta University. He was made a
Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and won the Campbell Memorial gold medal.
Several titles were also conferred on him, including Arthasastra Visharada by
the Maharaja of Mysore, Mahamahopadhyaya by the Government of India,
and Vidyalankara and Panditaraja by the Varanasi Sanskrit Mandali.