Born in 1904 in Chikmagalur, Karnataka, Kuvempu’s birth name is Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa. He is regarded as one of the greatest Kannada literary masters of the twentieth century. He was a champion of social equality and extensively voiced against caste discrimination, gender inequality, and superstitions, which he believed were taking society down the wrong path. […]
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. Sarvajna is reputed to have written 2000 poems on the topics of religion, idolatry, sophistry, astrology and Kannada culture. His pithy three line expressions on these topics are relevant even in the […]
Sami Venkatadri Iyer, popular called Samasa, was a novelist, poet and dramatist of the classical Kannada school of literature. The language used in his works is mellifluous and heavy on imagery, though the same is far removed from colloquial Kannada. Of his of works, very few survive today. The handful of his works which are […]
Dravidian literature has been known to give to our society a bouquet of noted authors and poets who have brought with them not only the objective beauty of their work but also a subjective social relevance in the form of their art. Amongst all the Dravidian languages, Kannada has the biggest influence on South Indian […]
Kanaka Dasa (1509-1609) was a great poet musician of Karnataka, in the tradition of Purandara Dasa. He belonged to the Kurube Gowda community, who were warriors. He later turned to the Haridasa tradition and became a poet who composed beautiful lyrics in Kannada. His Early Life and Childhood Kanaka Dasa’s original name was Thimmappa Nayaka. […]
The Navodaya or new wave of Kannada Poetry was the golden period for Kannadigas as during this time, they got a chance to renew the dormant poetic prowess trapped in the shackles of the British rule. It was this period when the beauty of the language and its poetry reached new heights, rising like a […]