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Shankara Baaladeekshita Joshi (1896–1991), popularly referred to as Sham Ba Joshi, was an authority on the culture of Karnataka. Joshi was known for his unique and distinctive style of research. The range of his interests, study, research and thinking was very extensive. As a result, he was able to do seminal[according to whom?] research in linguistic analysis including the historical names of different places, divine imagery and religious symbolism. Kannada Pustaka Praadhikara has brought out a collection of all his works in 1999 in a six-volume publication. He spent most time in Sadankeri in Dharwad, India.
List of works
Aravinda Ghoshara charithravu ( 1921 ), Upanishat rahasya ( translation - 1928 ), Tilaka kathaamruthasaara ( 1932 ), Kanmareyaada Kannada ( 1933 ), Maharaastrada moola ( 1934 ), Karnatakada veera kshtriyaru ( 1937 ), Kamnudiya Huttu athava Niruktha ( 1937 ), Kannadada nele ( 1939 ), Shiva rahasya ( 1939 ), Makkala vadapugalu ( 1940 ), Roodi Haagu bhaavika kalpanegalu ( 1940 ), Tanthragaara karatakaraaya ( 1943 ), Eddelu kannadiga athava asanthoshave ellgeya moola ( 1943 ), Agnividye ( 1946 ), Yedegalu haeluva kamnaada kathe ( 1947 ), Karna Mooru chithragalu ( 1947 ), Yaksha prashne athava baraliruva samaaja ( 1948 ), Samaaja darshana ( 1949 ), Soundarya vichara ( 1949 ), Kannada nudiya jeevala ( 1950 ), Daariya buthi ( 1950 ), Haalumatha darshana (1960 ), Karnaata sumskrutiya poorvapeetike (1967 ), Rugveda saara-naaga prathimaa vichara (1971 ), Bhashe mathu sumskruti ( 1975 ), Sat-tya mathu sathya ( 1975 ), Kannada saahithyada abhivruddi ( 1976 ), Pravaaha pathithara karma - Hindu emba dharma ( 1976 ), Shrimat bhagavadgeeteyalli hudugiruva rajayogada rahaysa ( 1977 ), Saamskrutika mooladallina taatvika chintanegalu ( 1978 ), Vaivasata manu praneeta Manava dharmada aakruti ( 1979 ), Budana Jaathaka ( 1980 ), Kamnaadavara sumskrutiya gati - stiti ( 1981 ), Bithiddannu belako ( 1984 ), Jeevanada arthagrahana paddati ( 1986 ), Marhaati Samskruti - kelavu samasyegalu ( trans.by Keertinatha kurthakoti from Marati - 1993 ), Aayda lekhanagalu - Ed . Mallepuram G. Venkatesh ( 1996 ), Stityanthara ( trans. by Goureesha kaikini from Marati - 1993 ), Prathimaa ( 2010 ), Aayda lekhanagalu - Ed. Jyothi hosura ( 2012 )'