Kannada poetry
Kannada poetry is poetry written in the Kannada language spoken in Karnataka. Karnataka is the land that gave birth to eight Jnanapeeth award winners, the highest honour bestowed for Indian literature...
Allama Prabhu
Allama Prabhu (Kannada: ಅಲ್ಲಮ ಪ್ರಭು) is a mystic-saint and Vachana poet (called Vachanakara) of the Kannada language in the 12th century. Prabhu is the patron saint (Prabhu, lit, "Master"), t...
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Sarvajna
Sarvajña (Sanskrit for "all-knowing", Kannada: ಸರ್ವಜ್ಞ) was a Kannada poet, pragmatist and philosopher. He is famous for his pithy three-lined poems which are called tripadis, "with three padas, three...
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Ratnakaravarni
Ratnakaravarni was a 16th-century Kannada poet and writer. He is considered to be one of the trailblazers in the native shatpadi (hexa-metre, six line verse) and sangatya (composition meant to be sung...
B. M. Idinabba
B. M. Idinabba (September 17, 1920 – April 11, 2009) was a prominent Kannada poet, journalist, freedom fighter, politician and a Kannada activist from Karnataka. He was a member of Congress party and ...
Sankighatta
Sankighatta or Dallina Vardaman Mahaveera Thirtankara is a Jain Basadi in Karnataka, south India. Sankighatta was a historic Jain center and was under the control of Settru family, the Samantha Rajas ...
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N. S. Lakshminarayan Bhat
N. S. Lakshminarayan Bhatta (born 1936) is a Kannada poet from Shivamogga district. He was awarded the Karnataka Sahitya Akademi in 1974. After completing a M.A., from Maharaja's college in Mysore and...
Durgasimha
Durgasimha (c. 1025) was the minister of war and peace (Sandhi Vigrahi) of Western Chalukya King Jayasimha II (also known as Jagadekamalla, r. 1018–1042). Durgasimha adapted the well-known ...
K. S. Nissar Ahmed
K.S. Nissar Ahmed (Kannada: ಕೆ.ಎಸ್.ನಿಸಾರ್ ಅಹಮದ್, born February 5, 1936) is a prominent Indian poet and writer in Kannada language. His full name is Kokkare Hosahalli Shekh Haider Nissar Ahmed. His...
Andayya
Andayya (or Andaiah) was a notable 13th-century Kannada writer during the rule of the Hoysala empire. Andayya was a Jain by faith and came from a family of accountants. His most important extant work ...
M. Govinda Pai
Manjeshwar Govinda Pai (Kannada: ಮಂಜೇಶ್ವರ ಗೋವಿಂದ ಪೈ)(1883–1963), also known as Rastrakavi Govinda Pai, was a Kannada poet. He was awarded the first Rashtrakavi title by the Madras Government (Kasa...
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Raghavanka
Raghavanka (Kannada: ರಾಘವಾಂಕ) was a noted Kannada writer and a poet in the Hoysala court which flourished in the late 12th to early 13th century. Raghavanka is credited for popularising the use o...
Gangadhar V. Chittal
Gangadhar V. Chittal (1923–1987) was a recipient of Karnataka Sahitya Academy award. He held several administrative positions for the Government of India and audited several Indian Embassies and Consu...
Nagavarma I
Nagavarma I (c. 990) was a noted Jain writer and poet in the Kannada language in the late 10th century. His two important works, both of which are available are, Karnataka Kadambari, a champu (mi...
Kumara Vyasa
Kumara Vyasa (Kannada: ಕುಮಾರವ್ಯಾಸ) is the pen name of Naranappa (Kannada: ನಾರಣಪ್ಪ), an influential and classical poet of the Kannada language in the early 15th century. His pen name is a tribu...
Dinakara Desai
Dinakara Desai (ದಿನಕರ ದೇಸಾಯಿ) is a writer, educationist, political activist, and poet. He is famous for his poetry form called chutuka (also known as Chutuka Brahma). Chutuka or chutuku is a quadraple...
Siddheshwar
Siddheshwar (or Siddarama or Siddarameswara) was one among the five acharya of Lingayat (Veerashaivism). Siddheshwar (Siddharameshwar) was a great contributor to Lingayatism religion. He was a great m...
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Kuvempu
Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa (Kannada: ಕುಪ್ಪಳಿ ವೆಂಕಟಪ್ಪ ಪುಟ್ಟಪ್ಪ ; 29 December 1904 – 11 November 1994), popularly known by the pen name Kuvempu (ಕುವೆಂಪು) or by K. V. Puttappa, was a Kannada novel...
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T. N. Srikantaiah
Aacharya Tirthapura Nanjundaiah Shrikantaiah (Kannada: ತೀರ್ಥಪುರ ನಂಜುಂಡಯ್ಯ ಶ್ರೀಕಂಠಯ್ಯ) (November 26, 1906 – September 7, 1966), also known as ThiNamShree, was a Kannada literary poet, linguist, and...
Samethanahalli Rama Rao
Samethanahalli Rama Rao (Kannada: ಸಮೇತನಹಳ್ಳಿ ರಾಮ ರಾವ್; November 24, 1917 – October 5, 1999) was a noted Kannada author. He was born in the village of Samethanahalli which is an hour east of Bangalore ...
G. S. Shivarudrappa
G. S. Shivarudrappa ((Guggari Shanthaveerappa Shivarudrappa)Kannada: ಜಿ.ಎಸ್. ಶಿವರುದ್ರಪ್ಪ) (7 February 1926 – 23 December 2013) was a Kannada poet, writer and researcher who was awarded the title o...
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Mamta Sagar
Mamta G. Sagar is a poet/playwright writing in the Kannada language spoken in Karnataka, the Southern Indian State.Genres attempted: poetry, performance poetry, plays, short prose, column writing, es...
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Vellala Sathyam
Vellala Sathyam was a Kannada writer and poet based in Bangalore. He has written many novels in Kannada, one of them being Mahaatyaagi, based on Charles Dickens' A tale of two cities
Chikkupadhyaya
Chikkupadhyaya was born (around 1640 AD) to RangAcharya and Srimathi NAchiyAramma in TerakanAmbi in Mysore district of Karnataka. His name at birth was Lakshmipathi, . He was the elder twin brother of...
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Pampa (Jain poet)
Pampa (Kannada: ಪಂಪ, 10th century), called by the honorific Ādikavi (ಆದಿಕವಿ "First Poet") was a Kannada poet whose works reflected his philosophical beliefs. A court poet of Chalukya King Arikesar...
Nagavarma II
Nagavarma II (mid-11th or mid-12th century) was a Kannada language scholar and grammarian in the court of the Western Chalukya Empire that ruled from Basavakalyan, in modern Karnataka state, India. H...