Politics can make things better, UR Ananthamurthy seems to suggest, but only if its wellspring is a love of the world, not a desire to conquer it.
Having compiled 12 dictionaries, edited over 60 books and produced various seminal works on dictionary science in Kannada, Venkatasubbaiah was a leading figure in the literary scene
He had translated about 50 of William Shakespeare sonnets, the poetry of TS Elliot and works of poet WB Yeats into Kannada.
In Brink, SL Bhyrappa's depiction of romantic love and stream of consciousness style find a perfect translation
SL Bhyrappa and his translator R Ranganath Prasad discuss the themes of Brink (Anchu), how he developed his style, and why romantic love is not always a happy thing.
Known for his proficiency in both Kannada and English, Dr GS Amur was conferred with several prestigious honours, including the Sahitya Akademi Award, Rajyotsava Award and Bharatiya Bhasha Award.
A professor of Geology at the Sahyadri First Grade College for a couple of terms, Nisar Ahmed was invited to the Kannada poets' meet at the Mysuru Dasara in 1959.
Girish Karnad's filmography in Kannada cinema demonstrates his penchant for layered social commentary
Even a hundred years later, Girish Karnad's plays and films will teach many important lessons to viewers on the things that went wrong in the 20th century.
Girish Karnad's plays like Kalyug and Tughlaq showed his work was perfect amalgamation of tradition and modernity
Girish Karnad boasted of a uniqueness that stemmed from the fact that he often looked back into the past to understand the present day.
At the height of the recent Lok Sabha poll campaign, Ananthamurthy had said he would leave the country if Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister but later did a U-turn
The mortal remains of Ananthamurthy were kept for public homage at the premises of the Ravindra Kalakshetra as the state observed three days of mourning.
Veteran Kannada author UR Ananthamurthy has been named among one of ten authors on the Man Booker International prize shortlist 2013. Here is more about him.