H. V. Sreenivasa Murthy (born 1932, at Honnavalli, Mysore State), educated at Mysore
University, took the Master's Degree in History securing the First position.
He joined the Gauhati University in 1956 as
Lecturer in History and worked under Dr. B. K. Barua for his Doctorate.
He obtained his D.Phil. degree in 1961 and the
thesis entitled Vaishnaovism of Sankaradeva and Ramanuja:
A Comparative Study is under publication. In
addition to a number of researchpapers, he has also published A History of Ancient India
and has collaborated with Dr. B. K. Barua in editing and revising Gait's A History of