Literature of Karnataka - Modern Kannada Poets, Scholars and Writers (Navya, Navodaya or Bandaya Style)

Modern Kannada Poets, Scholars and Writers (Navya, Navodaya or Bandaya Style)

Jnanpitha Awardees

  • Kuvempu
  • D. R. Bendre
  • Shivaram Karanth
  • Maasti Venkatesh Ayengar
  • V. K. Gokak
  • U. R. Ananthamurthy
  • Girish Karnad
  • Chandrashekhara Kambara

Sahitya Academy Awardees

  • 1955 'Kuvempu' (K. V. Puttappa) Sri Ramayana Darsanam (Epic)
  • 1956 R.S. Mugali Kannada Sahitya Charitre (History of Literature)
  • 1958 D. R. Bendre Aralu-Maralu (Poetry)
  • 1959 K.S. Karanth Yakshagana Bayalata (A treatise on folk-drama)
  • 1960 'Vinayaka' (V. K. Gokak) Dyava-Prithvi (Poetry)
  • 1961 A.R. Krishna Sastri Bengali Kadambarikara Bankim Chandra (A critical study)
  • 1962 Devudu Narasimha Sastri Mahakshatriya (Novel)
  • 1964 B. Puttaswamayya Kranti-Kalyana (Novel)
  • 1965 S.V. Ranganna Ranga Binnapa (Philosophical reflections)
  • 1966 P.T. Narasimhachar Hamsa Damayanti Mattu Itara Rupakagalu (Musical plays)
  • 1967 D.V. Gundappa Shrimad Bhagavadgita Tatparya Athava Jivanandharmayoga (Philosophical expositions)
  • 1968 'Srinivasa' (Masti Venkatesa Iyengar) Sannakathegalu (12-13) (Short stories)
  • 1969 H. Tipperudraswamy Karnataka Samskriti Sameekshe (Cultural study)
  • 1970 S.B. Joshi Karnataka Samskritiya Poorva Peethike (Cultural study)
  • 1971 Adya Rangacharya Kalidasa (Literary criticism)
  • 1972 S.S. Bhoosnurmath Shoonyasampadaneya Paramarshe (Commentary)
  • 1973 V. Sitaramiah Aralu Baralu (Poetry)
  • 1974 Gopalakshrishna Adiga Vardhamaana (Poetry)
  • 1975 S.L. Bhyrappa Daatu (Novel)
  • 1975 L. Gundappa Translations from Tamil, Sanskrit to Kannada
  • 1976 M. Shivaram Mana Manthana (Psychiatric studies)
  • 1977 K.S. Narasimhaswamy Tereda Baagilu (Poetry)
  • 1978 B.G.L. Swamy Hasuru Honnu (Travelogue)
  • 1979 A.N. Moorthy Rao Chitragalu Patragalu
  • 1980 Goruru Ramaswami Iyengar Americadalli Goruru (Travelogue)
  • 1981 Chennaveera Kanavi Jeewa Dhwani (Poetry)
  • 1982 Chanduranga Vyshakha (Novel)
  • 1983 Yashwant Chittal Katheyaadalu Hudugi (Short stories)
  • 1984 G.S. Sivarudrappa Kavyartha Chintana (Literary criticism)
  • 1985 T.R. Subba Rao Durgaasthamaana (Novel)
  • 1986 Vyasaraya Ballal Bandaaya (Novel)
  • 1987 K.P. Poornachandra Tejaswi Chidambara Rahasya (Novel)
  • 1988 Shankar Mokashi Punekar Avadheshwari (novel)
  • 1989 H.M. Nayak Samprati (Belles Lettres)
  • 1990 Devanur Mahadeva Kusuma Bale (Novel)
  • 1991 Chandrashekhara Kambara Sirisampige (Play)
  • 1992 Subbanna Ekkundi Bakulada Hoovugalu (Poetry)
  • 1993 P. Lankesh Kallu Karaguva Samaya (Short stories)
  • 1994 Girish Raghunath Karnad Tale Danda (play)
  • 1995 Kirtinath Kurtkoti Uriya Nalage (Criticism)
  • 1996 G.S. Amur Bhuvanada Bhagya (Literary Criticism)
  • 1997 M. Chidananda Murthy Hosatu Hosatu (Criticism)
  • 1998 B.C. Ramchandra Sharma Sapthapadi (Poetry)
  • 1999 D. R. Nagaraj Sahitya Kathana (Essays)
  • 2000 Shantinath Kuberappa Desai Om Namo (Novel)
  • 2001 L. S. Seshagiri Rao English Sahitya Charitre (Literary history)
  • 2002 Sujana (S. Narayana Shetty) Yugasandhya (Epic)
  • 2003 K.V. Subbanna Kaviraja Marga Mattu Kannada, Jagattu (Essays)
  • 2004 Geetha Nagabhushana Baduku (Novel)
  • 2005 Raghavendra Patil Teru (Novel)

Kendra Sahitya Academy Awardees (Translation)


  • 2005 Dr. Panchakshari Hiremath, Urdu to Kannada

Other Eminent Writers

  • De. Javare Gowda
  • Annadanayya Puranik - Vachanas, Law, Shiva Sharana Literature
  • Siddayya Puranik - Vachanas, Shiva Sharana Literature
  • Chandrika Puranik - Shiva Sharana Literature
  • Udaya Shankar Puranik - Science and Technology, Columnist
  • Haldoderi Sudhindra - Columnist
  • Pandit Kallinath Shastri Puranik - 12 Puranas and Ayurveda
  • Basavaraj Puranik - Shiva Sharana Literature
  • Samethanahalli Rama Rao (Raasa)
  • Anupama Niranjana
  • B M Srikanthaiah (B M Sri)
  • Dr. A. N. Krishna Rao (Anakru)
  • G P Rajarathnam
  • G.B.Joshi (JadaBharata)
  • M Govinda Pai
  • M.V.Seetaramiah
  • Nisar Ahmed K.S.
  • P Lankesh
  • Dr.Panchakshari Hiremath
  • SAADHANE-RajguruGuruswamiKalikeri (Poetry,Research,Legends,Biographies and Lyrics)
  • Panje Mangesh Rao
  • S.V.Parameshwara Bhatta
  • T. P. Kailasam - drama
  • Tha. Ra. Subbarao
  • Thee. Nam. Shree
  • R.K. Narayan, Noted Indian Author
  • R.K. Laxman, Famous Indian Cartoonist & Humorist
  • Kamala Markhandaya
  • Triveni (Sharapanjara)Novelist
  • G.P.Rajaratnam (Ratnana Padagalu)
  • Beechi - humorist
  • Dr M.Shivaram, Rashi - humorist
  • T. Sunandamma - humorist
  • H.L. Nage Gowda - folklorist
  • Go Ru Chennabsappa (Go Ru Cha) - Janapada Saahithya & Sharana Saahithya
  • Anakaru - Novelist
  • M. Ramamurthy
  • K.V Iyer
  • Devudu
  • Niranjana
  • Na. Kasturi
  • Navaratna RamaRao
  • T.T Sharma - Journalism
  • VeeraKesari
  • Siddavanahalli Krishna Sharma
  • Hariharapriya
  • R.Kalyanamma
  • Tirumale Rajamma
  • Ambabai
  • H.V. Savitramma
  • H.S. Parvathi
  • Chi. Na. Mangala
  • H.R. Indira
  • M.K. Indira
  • M.V. Kanakamma
  • Nirupama
  • N. Pankaja
  • Usha Navaratna Ram
  • Kakolu Saroja Rao
  • Anupama Niranjana
  • Vi. Seetharamiah . - Poet, Critic
  • Basavaraja Kattimani
  • Nanjanagudu Tirumalamba (authoress)
  • Sundar V. Nadkarni Fiction writer and Poet
  • Ta. Raa.Subba Rao Novelist
  • Veenaa Shantheshvara Short Story Writer
  • Vaidehi Short Story Writer
  • Sumangala Short Story Writer
  • Dr K R Sandhya Reddy Poet, Story Writer, Folk Literature
  • Prathibha Nandakumar Poetess
  • D.R.Nagraj Critic
  • K.V.Narayana Literary Critic and Linguist
  • B.C.Ramachandra Sharma Poet and Fictionist
  • Shanhinatha Desai Novelist, Story Writer
  • Kum. Veerabhadrappa Novelist, Story Writer
  • Gowri Lankesh, Columnist
  • Vishweswara Bhat, Columnist
  • Ravi Hanj, Columnist
  • B.V Veerabhadrappa, Columnist
  • N.Narasimhaiah - Detective Novelist
  • A N Murthy Rao
  • Shivarudraprasad, shimoga. poet and story writer
won prize for his story from Samyuktha Karnataka News daily,2007, he is also columnist of Shrusthi Raj Times, news daily published from Shimoga, his column " Angai nenapu is a reflection of Karnataka Socio political conditions of today. His column deals with various aspects of current affairs in the light and experience of past of Karnataka. He has portraited his memories of Sri. S.Chandrashekar, Ex- prime Minister of India, and events of Indian Parliament between 1989-1991.

Christian Missionaries Literature

  • Rev. John Garet (translated Bible, Bhagavadgita, Panchatantra, Shabda Manidarpana to Kannada)
  • Daniel Sanderson
  • Ellis Robert
  • Rev. B.L Rice
  • Edward Peter Rice

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