Kannada, Kannadiga, Kannadigaru, Karnataka,

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Jnanpeeth Award winners for KANNADA

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Jnanpeeth Award winners



Kuvempu

Kavishaila Kuppalli

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Kuppalli Venkatappa Puttappa (Kuvempu) was born on December 29, 1904, in Hirekodige in Shimoga district of Karnataka. He had his education in Mysore and obtained his M.A. in Kannada in 1929 and started his career as a lecturer at Maharaja’s College. He went on to become a professor and a principal, and retired as the Vice-Chancellor of Mysore University.

Kuvempu was a prolific and versatile writer and produced over 30 collection of poems, and several plays, novels and critiques. He also wrote many children’s books and did translations. He became a major voice in Kannada literature starting a whole new genre of poetic tradition and generated a sense of pride among his people. His creative works gave a distinct identity and stature to Kannada language.

He chaired the 1957 Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Dharwad and was conferred D.Litt. by the Universities of Mysore, Karnatak, Bangalore and Gulbarga. While the Government of Mysore decorated him with Rashtrakavi title, Government of India conferred on him Padmavibhushan. He won the Central Sahitya Akademi award for his epic Ramayana Darshanam in 1955 that also got him the prestigious Jnanpeeth Award in 1969, making him the first Kannada litterateur to be so honoured. He was recipient of the first Pampa Award instituted by Government of Karnataka in 1988.

Kuvempu passed away in 1994 at the ripe age of 90, having left behind an unprecedent legacy in Kannada literature.

Bendre

Dattatraya Ramachandra Bendre

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Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre was born on January 31, 1896, in Dharwad in Karnataka. He lost his father early in life and was brought up by his uncle. He graduated from the Ferguson College, Pune, and after obtaining his M.A. degree started his teaching career in schools. His was jailed for three years for his poem Narabali (human sacrifice) that also seriously affected his working life. After more than five years of unemployment he joined Masti’s monthly journal Jeevana as its honorary editor. After serving in a few institutions, he finally joined DAV College at Sholapur as a professor of Kannada and retired from there after 12 years. He continued to struggle in life and worked even after retirement. But amidst all this untold hardships, his creative genius never failed him and he produced highly memorable works of poetry.

Bendre composed around 30 collections of poems and several plays, short stories, critiques and translations. He wrote in Marathi too. He was elected President of the 27th Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Shimoga in 1943. He was awarded honorary doctorate by Universities of Mysore and Karnatak. Elected Fellow of the Central Sahitya Akademi in 1969, he was honoured with the Akademi’s award for his Aralu Maralu. Jnanpeeth award was bestowed on him in 1974 for his anthology of poems Naku Thanthi.

Bendre passed away on October 26, 1986 at the age of 90, like Kuvempu.

Shivaram Karanth

Shivarama Karanth

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Kota Shivaram Karanth was born on October 10, 1902 at Kota in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. He graduated from the Government College, Mangalore. The repertoire of Karanth’s writings is astounding. Novels, short stories, plays, encyclopaedias, translations, satires, travelogues, essays, biographies, critiques, art and culture, philosophy and science…nothing was untouched by his probing mind. None else could have deserved sobriquets like ‘Mobile Encyclopaedia’ better than him.

He was guided by philosophy of fullness of life and believed in experiencing and sharing every aspect of it. This was why he did not find any area of knowledge too big or too small to be explored. He pursued truth uncompromisingly through all branches of knowledge by study and experimentation. He believed in sharing and translated his vast knowledge into copious and rich literature. Inspired by Gandhi, he worked for the spread of knowledge and social awareness amongst the people. His concern for social justice was well known all over India due to his legal battles over environmental issues.

He was bestowed the prestigious Jnanpeeth Award in 1977, the third Kannadiga to be so honoured. He lived up to ripe old age of 95 and died in 1997.

Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

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Masti Venkatesha Iyengar was born on June 6, 1891, at Masti in Kolar district of Karnataka. After a distinguished academic career he obtained his MA degree in 1914. Inducted into civil service, he held various positions of high responsibility in different parts of Karnataka. His broad administrative experience gave immense inspiration for his literary works.

His Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu became the first noted work in the history of modern Kannada short stories. A master in this genre, he earned the sobriquet ‘Brahma of Kannada stories.’ He had inimitable language, narrative style and richness of theme in his works. Masti also penned a number of poems on different philosophic, aesthetic and social themes, which reflect his versatile creativity. He also composed and translated several important plays and authored many works in English. He edited the monthly journal Jeevana from 1944-1965.

A prolific writer, Masti produced more than 120 books in Kannada and more than 17 books in English, over a period of seven decades, giving abundant inspiration to generations of literary scholars in Kannada. He was bestowed with several fellowships, awards, doctorates, presidentships and honours. The most notable of these is the Jnanpeeth Award conferred on him in 1983 for his historical novel Chikkaveera Rajendra.

He passed away in 1986 at the age of 95.

V K Gokak

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Vinayaka Krishna Gokak was born on August 9, 1909. After his early education at Savanur, he went on to obtain his BA and MA degrees. He started his professional career in 1933 as an Asst Professor in Ferguson College, Pune, and became the principal of Willington College, Sangli, after finishing his advanced studies at Oxford. However, he soon gave up the principalship when his self-respect was offended, and later started a college in the desert region of Rajasthan in 1946. He moved to the Government of Bombay with reorganization of Indian states in 1949. He became principal of Karnataka College, Kolhapur, in 1952 and steadily rose thereafter to finally assume the position of Vice Chancellor of Bangalore University in 1966.

Gokak came under the influence of D R Bendre who predicted a great future for him if he were to allow his talents to blossom in Kannada. Gokak embarked upon a unique career in Kannada literature and made outstanding contributions to poetry, drama, criticism and various other forms of literature. He also produced scholarly works in English. His chequered life saw its reflection in his writings. He was President of the 40th Kannada Sahitya Sammelana in 1958 and received honorary doctorates from Karnatak University and the Pacific University of USA. He was honoured with the Central Sahitya Akademi Award for his Dyava Prithvi in 1961 and conferred with the Jnanpeeth award in 1990 for his monumental contributions.

He passed away on April 28, 1992, aged 82.

Ananthamurthy

U R Ananthamurthy was born in 1932 in the village of Melige in Karnataka. He attended a traditional Sanskrit school there and grew up as a Gandhian socialist. Later he studied English and comparative literature in Mysore and Birmingham, where he received his Ph D in 1966. He was professor of English literature at Mysore University for several years and became Vice chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala. He served as chairman of National Book Trust and president of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. Many guest professorships led him to Europe and the USA.

Is one of the most important representatives of the Navya movement in Kannada literature and amongst the most eminent Indian authors. In his writings, the central themes have been the caste system, religious rules and traditions; and he has examined the relationship between the old and new cultural value systems. His most significant novel is Samskara published in 1966. The filming of the novel in 1970 started a new wave of author films in India. His Bharatipura (1973) also deals with the struggle of lower castes for social upliftment and the resistance of upper castes for this.

A prolific writer, Ananthamurthy has published several novels, plays, short stories, poems and essays in Kannada. He also has to his credit many pieces of literature in English. His works have been translated in several Indian and European languages. He was conferred with the Jnanpeeth Award in 1994, the sixth one from Kannada literature.

Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad was born on May 19, 1938 in Maharashtra. He graduated from the Karnatak University in 1958 and then proceeded on a fellowship to Oxford where he obtained his MA degree in 1963. An internationally acclaimed playwright, his fame also rests on his being a talented film-maker and actor, an able cultural administrator, a noted communicator and a person of multifarious interests.

His highly successful plays are based on folklore, mythology and history. He examines challenges of contemporary life and tries to establish relationship between the past and present. Karnad’s play Hayavadana won the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award and the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya award in 1978. His play Nagamandala became very popular in the USA and across the world. Some of his other works are Yayati, Tughalak, Anjumallige, Hittina Hunja, Taledanda, Agni mathu male and Tippuvina Kannasugalu. He has translated his plays into English. They have also been translated into many Indian and foreign languages. He was awarded the Jnanpeeth Award in 1998 for his immense contributions as a playwright.

Karnad has been associated as director, actor and screenplay writer with several successful Kannada films like Samskara, Vamsa Vriksha, Kadu and Kanooru Heggadithi. The first two have won several state and national awards. He has featured in many Hindi movies as well. He has made several documentaries and tele-serials. He served as director of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and chairman of the Central Sangeeth Natak Akademi and the National Academy of Performing Arts. He was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago in 1987-88 and has spoken at many national and international forums on social and cultural issues.

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Iyengar-Youtube Video-Kakana Kote, Based On Drama Written By Masti Venkatesha Iyengar


BKS Iyengar pranayama
Just One Breath.Sure : 2

Just one breath.


More Iyengar 1938
BKS Iyengar Practicing.Sure : 191 sn

BKS Iyengar practicing.


BKS Iyengar Practicing
BKS Iyengar Practicing Some Backbends In Pune, India 1991.Sure : 161 sn

BKS Iyengar Practicing some backbends in Pune,
India 1991.


B.K.S.Iyengar interview, p.2
For 3AEN (ZAEN) Russian Yoga School, Taken In Jan. 2007 @ Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute, Pune Full Text Version Of This Conversation Read @ Www.zaenSure : 146 sn

for 3AEN (ZAEN) russian yoga school, taken
in Jan. 2007 @ Ramamani Iyengar
Yoga Institute, Pune Full text version of
this conversation read @ www.zaen.ru% http://www.zaen.ru/wp/?p=24 It
is also available an audio version
of our interview in enheinced quality
@ address: http://www.zaen.ru/wp/?p=94 soon we
are going to create an english
version of our site. As we
do I’ll get you know!


B. K. S. Iyengar interview, part 1
Taken By 3AEN 08.01.2007 @ Yoga Institute, Pune, India. You Can Also Read Full English/russian Version Of This Conversation @ Www.ZAEN.ru. Is Also AvaSure : 271 sn

Taken by 3AEN 08.01.2007 @ Yoga Institute,
Pune, India. You can also read
full english/russian version of this conversation
@ www.ZAEN.ru. is also available an
audio version of our interview in
enheinced quality @ address: http://www.zaen.ru/wp/?p=94
soon we are going to create
an english version of our site.
As we do I’ll get you
know!


B.K.S. Iyengar interview p.3
Final Part Of 1/2 Hour Interview With Sri B.K.S. Iyengar In The Lounge Of His Yoga Institute In Pune, Taken By Ivan Zassourski Of ZAEN. English VersioSure : 620 sn

final part of 1/2 hour interview with
Sri B.K.S. Iyengar in the lounge
of his Yoga Institute in Pune,
taken by Ivan Zassourski of ZAEN.
English version of interview in written
form: http://www.zaen.ru/wp/?p=24. Full audio @: http://www.zaen.ru/wp/?p=94
Namaste!

   

Jonathan Erman as Alexis Iyengar – Give me that love
From The Stanford Savoyards Production Gilbert And Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer” – Opera Meets Bollywood!Sure : 631 sn

From the Stanford Savoyards production Gilbert and Sullivan’s
“The Sorcerer” Opera meets Bollywood!


Jonathan Erman as Alexis Iyengar
Jonathan Played Alexis In Stanford Savoyards’ Production Of Gilbert And Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer”: Opera Meets Bollywood! In Fall 2006.Sure : 279 sn

Jonathan played Alexis in Stanford Savoyards’ production
of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer”:
Opera meets Bollywood! in fall 2006.


Iyengar Yoga Brasília
Saiba Mais Sobre Iyengar Yoga, Visite Www.yogabsb.comSure : 164 sn

Saiba mais sobre Iyengar Yoga, visite www.yogabsb.com


Krisnamacharya Yoga Film 1938 (silent)
This Is A Video Made In 1938 Showing The Great Yoga Teacher Demonstrating Asana And Pranyama. He Was The Teacher Of BKS Iyengar And Sri K. Pattahbi JoSure : 145 sn

This is a video made in 1938
showing the Great yoga teacher demonstrating
asana and pranyama. He was the
teacher of BKS Iyengar and Sri
K. Pattahbi Jois, founder the Astanga
style of yoga. The film is
so old that any claim to
copyright has expired.


The Raptor Attack: Amar Iyengar
It Was Believed That Dinosaurs Had All Become Extinct Millions Of Years Ago, However A Recent Discovery In Mesopotamia Of An Anomaly Called The RaptorSure : 110 sn

It was believed that dinosaurs had all
become extinct millions of years ago,
however a recent discovery in Mesopotamia
of an anomaly called the Raptor
Amaracus Iyengarosaurus has proven this belief
false. Fear for your lives!


kari haidanembonu [Kakana Kote]
Song “kari Haidanembonu Madeshwara” From The Movie “Kakana Kote”, Based On Drama Written By Masti Venkatesha IyengarSure : 272 sn

Song “kari haidanembonu Madeshwara” from the movie
“Kakana Kote”, based on drama written
by Masti Venkatesha iyengar


bettada tudiyalli [Kakana Kote]
Song “bettada Tudiyalli” From The Movie “Kakana Kote”, Based On Drama Written By Masti Venkatesha IyengarSure : 7 sn

Song “bettada tudiyalli” from the movie “Kakana
Kote”, based on drama written by
Masti Venkatesha iyengar


ondu dina kari haida
Song “Ondu Dina Kari Haida” From The Movie “Kakana Kote”, Based On Drama Written By Masti Venkatesha IyengarSure : 256 sn

Song “Ondu dina kari haida” from the
movie “Kakana Kote”, based on drama
written by Masti Venkatesha iyengar


Desiree is teaching advanced Anusara Yoga at OMTime
Desiree Rumbaugh Www.desireerumbaugh.com Is Teaching Advanced Level Anusara Students At OMtime Www.omtime.com In Denver. Desirée Has Been A StudenSure : 197 sn

Desiree Rumbaugh www.desireerumbaugh.com is teaching advanced level
Anusara students at OMtime www.omtime.com in
Denver. Desirée has been
a student of Yoga since 1987
and has a strong foundation in
Iyengar Yoga. Since 1993, she has
been fortunate to study extensively with
John Friend and was among the
first teachers to be certified in
Anusara Yoga,


Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breath
A 10 Minute Quick Explaination Of Pranayama, The Breathing Aspect Of Yoga. Included Are Excerps From Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The 4 Types Of PranayamaSure : 253 sn

A 10 minute quick explaination of pranayama,
the breathing aspect of yoga.
Included are excerps from Hatha Yoga
Pradipika. The 4 types of
pranayama are defined; 5 types of
prana are defined; Plavini, Nadi Shodhana,
Surya Bhedana, Kundalini Agnisara, Bhamari, Anapanasati,
Bhastrika. Quotes from BKS Iyengar,
T. Krishnamacharya, Mataji Nirmala Devi.
Gayatri Mantra, Pranawa Mantra (AUM) both
explained. For a copy of my paper
“Pranayama:THe Yogic Art of Breath” please
message me.


Laurent Dauzou
Renata Reif Entrevista O Professor Parisiense De Iyengar Yoga Para A Revista Prana Yoga Journal.Sure : 122 sn

Renata Reif entrevista o professor parisiense de
Iyengar Yoga para a revista Prana
Yoga Journal.

iyengar – Youtube Video

Kakana kote Kannada Ashwath Masti Venkatesh Iyengar Lokesh Madeshwara” From The Movie “Kakana Kote”, Based On Drama Written By Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

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Jnanapith award winner Masti Venkatesh Iyengar 1891-1986

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Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

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Masti Venkatesha Iyengar: 1891-1986

He was born in Masti village of Kolar district. He passed MCS examination in 1913 and securing M.A. in 1914. As a civil servant, he held various positions of high responsibility in different parts of Karnataka, before retiring voluntarily in 1943. His long and diverse career of 3 decades was marked by total dedication to public service and exceptional administrative ability. And his wealth of experience as a bureaucrat gave immense inspiration for his literary works. His pseudonym Srinivasa is as popular as his native village Masti, in Kannada literary circles today.

Eventhough he started composing stories right in his earlier student days, his first published work became the history of modern Kannada short stories. And he was recognized as the “Brahma of Kannada Stories” (Forefather of Short Stories) . His works carry the best elements of literature in story form and with their inimitable language, narrative style and richness of theme and realities, powerfully relate to the readers. His story Subbanna, based on the life of a musician is a good example of this and it has been translated into several Indian and foreign languages.

Honours and awards:
1. “Brahma of Kannada Stories” (“Forefather of Short Stories”)
2. Jnanpith award which came to him in 1983 for his historical novel Chikkaveera Rajendra

Works:
1. ‘Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu’
2. Channabasava Nayaka
3. Chikkaveera Rajendra
4. 3-volume autobiography ‘Bhava’
5. Subbanna
6. Edited the monthly journal ‘Jeevana’ from 1944 – 1965
7. Written more than 120 books in Kannada
8. 17 books in English

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Home of Jnanapith award winner Masti Venkatesh Iyengar

The home of the late Masti Venkatesh Iyengar, Kannada writer and winner of the Jnanapith award. He was famous for his short stories.

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Maasti Venkatesh Iyengar:The Father of Kannada Short Stories

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Maasti Venkatesh Iyengar (Kannada:ಮಾಸ್ತಿೀ ವೆಂಕಟೇಶ ಐಯಂಗಾರ್) (June 6, 1891June 6, 1986) was a popular writer in Kannada language. He was the fourth person among seven recipients[1] of Jnanpith Award for Kannada the highest literary honour conferred in India. He was popularly referred to as Maasti Kannadada Aasti which means Maasti is Kannada’s Treasure. He is most renowned for his short stories. He wrote under the pen name Srinivasa. He was honored with the title Rajasevasakta by then Maharaja of Mysore Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadeyar.

Early life and education

Masti was born in 1891, at Masti in Kolar district of Karnataka in a Tamil speaking Vaishnavaite family. He obtained a master’s degree in Arts in 1914. After joining the Indian Civil Service, he held various positions of responsibility in different parts of Karnataka, rising to the rank of District Commissioner. He retired in 1943.

His Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (Some Short Stories) was the first noted work in the modern Kannada literature. Maasti also crafted a number poems on various philosophic, aesthetic and social themes. He composed and translated several important plays. Finally, he edited the monthly journal Jeevana (Life) from 1944 to 1965.

A prolific writer, he wrote more than 120 books in Kannada and 17 in English, over seventy years

He passed away in 1986 at the age of 95.

He won the Jnanpith Award in 1983 for his novel Chikkaveera Rajendra. The story was about the last Kodava king. Kodava community was displeased with the negative portrayal of their last king.

Epics

  • Shri Rama Pattabisheka (Coronation of Shri Ram)

Novels

Stories and Anthologies

  • Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (Some Short Stories)
  • Dombara Chenni
  • Kaagegalu (Crows)
  • Rangana Maduve (Ranga’s Marriage)

Plays

Autobiography

  • Bhava

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The Father of Kannada Short Stories
The Iyengars have been in the forefront of arts, science, & literature. Shown above is the Jnanapeeth awardee Masti Venkatesh Iyengar

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Maasti Venkatesh Iyengar


© Kamat’s Potpourri
Pseudonym: Srinivasa, Maasti
Born: 6 June 1891
Hongenahalli, Malur taluk, Kolar district, Karnataka
Died: 6 June, 1986
Mysore
Occupation: District Commissioner, Professor, Writer
Nationality: India
Genres: Fiction
Literary movement: Navodaya
Debut works: Kelavu Sanna Kategalu
Influences: M.K. Gandhi

Maasti Venkatesh Iyengar (Kannada:ಮಾಸ್ತಿೀ ವೆಂಕಟೇಶ ಐಯಂಗಾರ್) (June 6 1891June 6 1986) was a popular writer in Kannada language. He was the fourth person among seven recipients[1] of Jnanpith Award for Kannada the highest literary honour conferred in India. He was popularly referred to as Maasti Kannadada Aasti which means Maasti is Kannada’s Treasure. He is most renowned for his short stories. He wrote under the pen name Srinivasa. He was honored with the title Rajasevasakta by then Maharaja of Mysore Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadeyar.

Biography

Early life and education

Masti was born in 1891, at Masti in Kolar district of Karnataka in a Tamil speaking Vaishnavaite family. He obtained a master’s degree in Arts in 1914. After joining the Indian Civil Service, he held various positions of responsibility in different parts of Karnataka, rising to the rank of District Commissioner. He retired in 1943.

His Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (Some Short Stories) was the first noted work in the modern Kannada literature. Maasti also crafted a number poems on various philosophic, aesthetic and social themes. He composed and translated several important plays. Finally, he edited the monthly journal Jeevana (Life) from 1944 to 1965.

A prolific writer, he wrote more than 120 books in Kannada and 17 in English, over seventy years

He passed away in 1986 at the age of 95.

He won the Jnanpith Award in 1983 for his novel Chikkaveera Rajendra. The story was about the last Kodava king. Kodava community was displeased with the negative portrayal of their last king.

Bibliography

Epics

  • Shri Rama Pattabisheka (Coronation of Shri Ram)

Novels

Stories and Anthologies

  • Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (Some Short Stories)
  • Dombara Chenni
  • Kaagegalu (Crows)
  • Rangana Maduve (Ranga’s Marriage)

Plays

Autobiography

  • Bhava

Notes

 

  1. ^ Jnanapeeth Awards. Ekavi. Retrieved on 2006-10-31.

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