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Kannada Writers &Poets

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Keywords: writer, india, kannada, karnataka, poet, dramatist

Kannada writer Prof. B.G.L. Swamy
Kannada Writers
M.V. Seetaramiah
Prof. M.V. Seetaramiah -- Kannada scholar

Prof. M.V. Seetharamiah at his Residence
M.V.See. was a multi-talented scholar, researcher and artist.
M.V. Seetharamiah
Portrait of Shamba Joshi
Kannada Researcher and Writer Sham. Ba. Joshi

The Big Two - Kuvempu and Masti at a function remembering B.M.Srikanthaiah
Kuvempu and Masti
H.M.Nayak and Goruru
Ha .Ma. Nayak and Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar
Picture taken in 1980 at a function remembering B.M. Srikanthaiah

Potrrait of Prof. A. N . Murthy Rao
Mr. Rao is a noted Kannada writer and essayist
A. N. Murthy Rao
M. Govind Pai
Portrait of M. Govind Pai
Kannada Poet and Scholar

Portrait of Prof. A. N. Moorthy Rao
Prof. Moorthy Rao
Kannada Poet GSS
Portrait of G. S. Shivarudrappa
File photo from Kamat Photo Database

Kannada Playwright and Publisher G.B. Joshi (1904-1993)
Joshi brought to such great Kannada writers as Chittal and Karnad
G.B. Joshi
Sham. Ba. Joshi
Portrait of Kannada Researcher S. M. Joshi
Shamba as he is known popularly, Joshi is a very important Kannada scholar of modern times

Kannada Poet Su. Ram. Ekkundi
S.R. Ekkundi
K.S. Narasimha Swamy
Portrait of Kannada Poet K.S. Narasimha Swamy

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

Kannada Scholar T.S. Venkannayya
Kannada Writers
Kannada Scholar TiNamShri
Kannada Writer T.N.Srikantaiah

Portrait of Chandrashekhar Kambar
Kannada Writers
Portrait of BGL Swamy
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.

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

Portrait of Geeta Kulkarni
Kannada Writers
Girish Karnad
Portrait of Girish Karnad

Portrait of Dinakara Desai
Desai introduced the four-liner limericks in Kannada langauge
Dinakar Desai
U.R. Ananthamurthy
Portrait of Prof. U.R. Ananthamurthy
Ananthamurthy is a distinguished writer, scholar. He is an awardee of the Jnanapeeth honor.

Portrait of B.M. Srikantaiah
Known as B.N.Sri, Srikantaiah is regarded as one of the pillars of modern Kannada literature
Writer-Poet B.M.Sri
V. K. Gokak
Portrait of Prof.V.K. Gokak

Portrait of Shantadevi Kanavi
Mrs. Kanavi, wife of poet Channaveera Kanavi, is an important woman writer in Kannada
Shanta Kanavi - Kannada Short Story Writer
Women Kannada Writers
Portrait of H.V. Savithramma

Panje Mangesh Rao (1874-1937)
Panje Mangesh Rao
Poet Gangadhar Chittal
Portrait of Gangadhar Chittal (1923-1987)

Prof. Gopalakrishna Adiga
Kannada and English Scholar, Poet, Super Intellectual
Gopalakrishna Adiga
Kannada Genius Karanth
Shivaram Karanth (1902-1997)
Portrait of Shivaram Karanth

Yashwant Chittal
Famous works of Chittal include "Muru Darigalu", and "Shikari"
Kannada Novelist Chittal
Critic Kurtkoti
Keertinath Kurtkoti (1925-2003)
Kurtkoti was an outstanding Kannada writer, critic and thinker

Kannada Writer Prabhushankar
Writer Prabhushankar
Portrait of  M. Sivaram
Kannada Humorist M. Sivaram (Ra.Shi)
Raashi ran the pioneering Kannada humor magazine "Koravanji" and was himself a writer of light humor

A.R. Krishnasastry
Krishnasastry is most remembered for his classic "Vachana Bharat"
Kannada Scholar Krishnasastry
Ranganath Diwakar
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.

Eminent Lawyer and Writer Hemalata Mahishi
Hemalata Mahishi
Kannada Writers
Writer and Activist Shanta Nagaraj

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"
Kannada Writers
Krishnakumar Kallur
Kannada playwright and short-story writer. Major works include "Jagrutarashtra" and "Gubbiya Samsara"

Portrait of Poet D.S. Karki
Karki is most remembered for "Hacchevu Kannadada Deepa" song
Kannada Writers and Poet
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"

K. Gopalakrishnaraya
Kannada essayist and writer
Kannada Writers
S.V. Ranganna
S.V. Ranganna
Prof. Ranganna was a English professor in Mysore University who translated many English works into Kannada language

Prahlad Naregal
Members of "Geleyara Gumpu"
Kannada Scholars
Prof. G. Varadaraja Rao
Rao is an authority on Haridas literature in Kannada

H.K. Ranganath
Manohara Grunth Mala Collection, Dharwad
Kannada Writers
H.S.Krishnaswamy Iyengar
Kannada scholar and noted biographer H.S.K.

Gourish Kaikini
Sketch by Chaitayna
Scholar Gourish Kaikini
D.V. Gundappa
Kannada Poet DVG
A rare photograph from N.M.K.R.V. College collection

Shantinath Desai (1929 - 1998)
Desai's important works include "Mukti" and "Beeja"
Kannada Writers
G.S. Amur
Prof. G.S. Amur
Amur is a noted critic in the field of Kannada literature

Writer Purnachandra Tejasvi
K. P. Purnachandra Tejasvi
Scholar Pha.Gu. Halakatti
P. G. Halakatti
Kannada pioneer who complied Vachana Literature

S.S. Malwad
Malwad serverd as the Principal of Karnatak College
Kannada Writer Malwad
Kannada Writers
Vasant Kavali (1932-1988)
Kannada playwright and broadcaster

Sali Ramachandra Rao
Kannada Poet
Kannada Writers and Poets
Kannada Scholars
D.L. Narasimhachar (1906-1971)
Pencil Portrait by Vikas Kamat, 1979


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