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Jai Karnataka -- Index of Topics

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Keywords: karnataka, carnatic, jai_karnataka

Logo of the Kadamba Dynasty
The Kadambas of Banavasi
Kannada Writers
Kannada writer Prof. B.G.L. Swamy

Prof. M.V. Seetaramiah -- Kannada scholar
M.V. Seetaramiah
K. V. Puttappa
Kuvempu stands as a great name is Kannada literature.
An extra-ordinary poet, novelist and scholar, he spent his last days spreading the philosophy of Universal Manhood. Famous works: Ramayana Darshanam, Kanooru Heggaditi, and a number of popular poems.

Kannada Writer Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
G. P. Rajarathnam
Kannada Poet G.P. Rajaratnam (1908-1979)

Kannada Dramatist Adi Rangacharya (Shriranga)
Shriranga - Kannada Dramatist
V.G. Bhat
Kannada Poet V.G. Bhat
See a Poem by Bhat on K.L.Kamat

S. L. Bhyappa, Kannada writer and novelist
S. L. Bhairappa
G.B. Joshi --  Kannada dramatist/publisher
G.B. Joshi -- Kannada dramatist/publisher

"Where is my Mohini ?"
A Yakshagana performer plays Bhasmasura, the ash-demon
Portrait of a Yakshagana Dancer
Cinema Cutouts Outside a Movie Plaza
Cinema Cutouts, Bangalore

The Jog Falls
The Sharavati river forms one of the deepest waterfalls in the world, at the Jog in Karnataka
The Jog Falls, Karnataka
Puttanna Kanagal
Portrait of Puttanna Kangal
Kanagal was an outstanding Kannada cinema director.

Chaduranga -- Kannada Writer and Critic
Famous Indians
Dr. Masti Venkatesh Iyengar, short story writer

An Ancient Kannada Inscription
Kannada Insciption
Dollu Kunita
Dollu (drums) Dancer from Shimoga
See Also: Folk Artists of Karnataka

Prof. M.V. Seetharamiah at his Residence
M.V.See. was a multi-talented scholar, researcher and artist.
M.V. Seetharamiah
Waterfalls of Karnataka
The Waterfall at Shivasamudra
River Kaveri falls 320 feet to form a spectacular waterfall

Kannada Researcher and Writer Sham. Ba. Joshi
Portrait of Shamba Joshi
Kuvempu and Masti
The Big Two - Kuvempu and Masti at a function remembering B.M.Srikanthaiah

Ha .Ma. Nayak and Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar
Picture taken in 1980 at a function remembering B.M. Srikanthaiah
H.M.Nayak and Goruru
A. N. Murthy Rao
Potrrait of Prof. A. N . Murthy Rao
Mr. Rao is a noted Kannada writer and essayist

Portrait of S. Diwakar
Kannada Writer and Editor
Lingayat Girl
Veerashaiva Girl with Ash on Forehead
Shastry Chawl, Dharwad

Portrait of M. Govind Pai
Kannada Poet and Scholar
M. Govind Pai
Prof. Moorthy Rao
Portrait of Prof. A. N. Moorthy Rao

Portrait of G. S. Shivarudrappa
File photo from Kamat Photo Database
Kannada Poet GSS
G.B. Joshi
Kannada Playwright and Publisher G.B. Joshi (1904-1993)
Joshi brought to such great Kannada writers as Chittal and Karnad

Portrait of Kannada Researcher S. M. Joshi
Shamba as he is known popularly, Joshi is a very important Kannada scholar of modern times
Sham. Ba. Joshi
S.R. Ekkundi
Kannada Poet Su. Ram. Ekkundi

Wall Painting from Residence of Nellappa, Tumkur
The paintings although similar to those in nearby Sibi, are less artistic.
Murals of Karnataka
Prehistoric Paintings of Karnataka
Prehistoric Cave Illustration from South India
Hirebenagal Caves in Karnataka. Period: apprx.800 to 300 B.C

Portrait of Kannada Poet K.S. Narasimha Swamy
K.S. Narasimha Swamy

Original Manuscript of Kannada Poet Sarvajna
18th Century, Keladi Museum Collection, Keladi

Portrait of T.P. Kailasam
Kailasam was great Kannada humorist and writer. From Manohara Grintha Mala Collection
Humorist T.P. Kailasam
Writer Mirji Annaraya
Portrait of Mirji Annaraya
Kannada scholar and writer. From Manohara Grintha Mala Collection

Portrait of A. K. Ramanujan
Himself a well known scholar, Ramanujan translated some great Kannda works to English. From Manohara Grintha Mala Collection
A. K. Ramanujan
Channappa Uttangi
Channappa Uttangi
A missionary and Kannada scholar. Uttangi was an authority on the works of Kannada poet Sarvajna. Picture from Manohara Grintha Mala Collection

Portrait of V.K. Gokak
Gokak, a Jnanapeeth awardee, is best known for a reform recommendation to make Kannada language compulsory in the state of Karnataka
Leader of Gokak Commision
Kannada Writers
Kannada Scholar T.S. Venkannayya

Kannada Writer T.N.Srikantaiah
Kannada Scholar TiNamShri
Kannada Writers
Portrait of Chandrashekhar Kambar

Kannada Writer B.G.L. Swamy
This is a famous photograph of BGL Swamy by KL Kamat. Kamat has said that he was inspired by works of BGL, and has acknowledged his influence in his own work.
Portrait of BGL Swamy
Indologist Ferdinand Kittel
Portrait of Reverend F. Kittel
Kittel is remembered for compiling the first Kannada-to-English dictionary in 1894

Kannada Dramatist Sriranga
Known by his pen name Adyarangacharya, Sriranga was an important dramatist in modern Kannada literature
Portrait of Sriranga
Dr. (Mrs) Anupama Niranjan
A Doctor and a Writer
Portrait of Anupama Niranjan. Through her writings Dr. Niranjan imparted valuable scientific and medical knowledge to India's rural population.

Portrait of M. Chidananda Murthy
Prof. Murthy is a great scholar of Kannada, and served as the chief of Kannada department in the University of Bangalore.
Chidananda Murthy
At the Poet`s Meet
At the Kannada Poet's Meet
(R to L) Nissar Ahmad, Dodda Rangegowda, and Jyotsna Kamat

Portrait of M. K. Indira
Most famous for her work "Phaniyamma", Indira is a popular Kannada author
Kannada Writer M.K. Indira
Kannada Writers
Portrait of Geeta Kulkarni

Portrait of Girish Karnad
Girish Karnad
Dinakar Desai
Portrait of Dinakara Desai
Desai introduced the four-liner limericks in Kannada langauge

Portrait of Prof. U.R. Ananthamurthy
Ananthamurthy is a distinguished writer, scholar. He is an awardee of the Jnanapeeth honor.
U.R. Ananthamurthy
Writer-Poet B.M.Sri
Portrait of B.M. Srikantaiah
Known as B.N.Sri, Srikantaiah is regarded as one of the pillars of modern Kannada literature

Portrait of Prof.V.K. Gokak
V. K. Gokak
Shanta Kanavi - Kannada Short Story Writer
Portrait of Shantadevi Kanavi
Mrs. Kanavi, wife of poet Channaveera Kanavi, is an important woman writer in Kannada

Portrait of H.V. Savithramma
Women Kannada Writers
Panje Mangesh Rao
Panje Mangesh Rao (1874-1937)

Portrait of Gangadhar Chittal (1923-1987)
Poet Gangadhar Chittal
Theater Activist Nayak
Virupaksha Nayak
Nayak operated the "Ranga Torana" monthly dedicated to theatrical arts

Prof. Gopalakrishna Adiga
Kannada and English Scholar, Poet, Super Intellectual
Gopalakrishna Adiga
Kannada Writers and Poets
Poet Gopalakrishna Adiga
Adiga (1918-1992) is regarded as one of the fathers of modern Kannada poetry (Navya Sahitya)

Shivaram Karanth (1902-1997)
Portrait of Shivaram Karanth
Kannada Genius Karanth
Kannada Novelist Chittal
Yashwant Chittal
Famous works of Chittal include "Muru Darigalu", and "Shikari"

Keertinath Kurtkoti (1925-2003)
Kurtkoti was an outstanding Kannada writer, critic and thinker
Critic Kurtkoti
Writer Prabhushankar
Kannada Writer Prabhushankar

Kannada Humorist M. Sivaram (Ra.Shi)
Raashi ran the pioneering Kannada humor magazine "Koravanji" and was himself a writer of light humor
Portrait of  M. Sivaram
Kannada Scholar Krishnasastry
A.R. Krishnasastry
Krishnasastry is most remembered for his classic "Vachana Bharat"

Ranganath Diwakar
Ranganath Ramchandra Diwakar was a patriot, philosopher and scholar. His works in Kannada and English reflect his insights into philosophy, culture and yoga. He served India as a political prisoner, President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee.
Ranganath Diwakar
Hemalata Mahishi
Eminent Lawyer and Writer Hemalata Mahishi

Writer and Activist Shanta Nagaraj
Kannada Writers
Freedom Fighter V.V. Patil
V. V. Patil

N. S. Hardikar (1889-1975)
Dr. Narayan Subbarao Hardikar
Freedom Fighters of Karnataka
Lion of Karnataka
Freedom Fighter Gangadharrao Deshpande

Bhimrao Balaji Potdar
Potdar was a Congress leader from Belgaum
Freedom Fighters of Karnataka
Kittur Chennamma
Queen of Kittur, Channamma (1778-1829)
Detail from a postal stamp issued in 1977

Pu. Ti. Narasimhachar
Kannada Poet P.T. Narasimhachar
Scholar Pa. Vem. Acharya
P.V. Acharya (Pavem)
Kannada scholar and writer Pavem edited "Kasturi" monthly for a long time

Lalita Ramanna
From Manohara Grintha Mala collection
Kannada Writers
Poet Akbar Ali
Kannada Poet M. Akbar Ali

Those Who Saved Kannada
(L to R) Nadiger, G.B. Joshi, K.V. Iyer, Alur Venkata Rao, V.B.Naik , Karna
Kannda Activists and Literateurs
Siddavanahalli Krishna Sharma
Siddavanahalli Krishna Sharma
Kannada writer, freedom fighter, and educationist

Govindrao V. Chulaki
Kannada publisher and writer
Members of "Geyelara Gumpu"
Scholar Ti. Nam. Shree.
T.N. Srikantaih (Tinamshri)
Kannada scholar and an authority on Kannada poetics

Krishnakumar Kallur
Kannada playwright and short-story writer. Major works include "Jagrutarashtra" and "Gubbiya Samsara"
Kannada Writers
Kannada Writers and Poet
Portrait of Poet D.S. Karki
Karki is most remembered for "Hacchevu Kannadada Deepa" song

Missionary Herman Mongling
Early German missionary who worked for Kannada
Makers of Modern Karnataka
Kannada Writers
N.S. Gadagkar
Writer and award winning translator

Sundar Nadakarni
Kannada Writers
Writer S.M. Punekar
Shankar Mokashi Punekar (1928-2004)
Punekar's works include "Gangavva Gangamayi" and "Avaheswari"

Kadapa Raghavendrarayaru
Kannada researcher and Kannada activist
Awakening of Kannada
Leaders of Karnataka
Sali Ramachandraraya
Kannada poet, freedom fighter for India

Huilgol Narayana Rao
Rao is most remembered for "Udayavagali namma chaluva kannada nadu"
Awakening of Karnataka
Kannada Writers
K. Gopalakrishnaraya
Kannada essayist and writer

Poet Shantakavi
One of the foremost Kannada writers and Keertankars
Awakeing of Karnataka
Freedom Fighters of Karnataka
K. Chengalaraya Reddy
Eminent Parlimentatian from Mysore State

S.V. Ranganna
Prof. Ranganna was a English professor in Mysore University who translated many English works into Kannada language
S.V. Ranganna
Orator and Writer Krishnarao
Muduvidu Krishnarao
Krishnarao fought for unification of Karnataka


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