Kuvempu, the illustrious Kannada poet has changed the literary realm of Karnataka. Know more about Kuvempu’s achievements, books, and life.
G.S. Shivarudrappa has been conferred the title of Rashtrakavi by the Karnataka Government. He had made many contributions that changed the face of modern Kannada literature.
Kannada literature. P T Narasimhachar or Pu TiNa – as he was known – was a dramatist, poet and a great story teller.
H S Shivaprakash is an acclaimed poet and playwright from Karnataka. He writes in Kannada, but many of his works have been translated into English and other Indian regional languages.
Sarvajna or ‘the one who knows all’ was a famous Kannada poet from the 16th century known for his Thripadis or three-line pomes.
Sami Venkatadri Iyer, popular called Samasa, was a novelist, poet and dramatist of the classical Kannada school of literature.
Amongst all the Dravidian languages, Kannada has the biggest influence on South Indian literature. Hiremath was not only a famous writer but also a revered poet, an essayist, a translator, a critic and an editor. He was also renowned for his oratory skills and his short stories.
Thimmappa Nayaka joined the Haridasa tradition and was renamed Kanaka Dasa by his spiritual master, Vyasaraja. Kanaka Dasa composed beautiful literary works in Kannada. He was a poet-composer, a religious and social reformer, and a devotee of Lord Vishnu.
Dattatrey wrote under the penname Ambikatanayadatta, which translated to Datta, the Son of Ambika. He took up the name in honor of his mother. His earlier works were simple and in a language used colloquially, but later he started taking deep insights into the society and human philosophies.