Links to important 2002 analysis by the Australian scholar
Steel are included.
(Shirdi Sai Baba's) "repute has endured untainted by the
sort of scandals that have for decades beset
Sathya Sai Baba of
"Some readers may be interested in unraveling the mass of
Sathya Sai Baba’s own confusions and contradictions (e.g.,
with regard to dates and details of characteristics of
himself as compared to Shirdi Sai Baba), concerning his
"Writers on Sathya Sai Baba, such as
Steel and myself, frequently use the form
‘Sathya Sai Baba’ - rather than ‘Sai Baba’, so as to
distinguish Sai Baba of Puttaparthi from Sai Baba of Shirdi".