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 ...
Chandrashekhara Kambara
Chandrashekhara Kambara (Kannada: ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ಕಂಬಾರ) (born 2 January 1937) is a prominent poet, playwright, folklorist, film director in Kannada language and the founder-vice-chancellor of Kannada U...
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Krishnamoorthy Puranik
Krishnamoorthy Puranik (Kannada: ಕೃಷ್ಣಮೂರ್ತಿ ಪುರಾಣಿಕ್; September 5, 1911 – November 12, 1985) was a headmaster from Gokak high school, who was awarded Karnataka Sahitya Academy for his work Mannin...
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...
Venugopal Sorab
Venugopala Soraba was an Indian poet and writer in Kannada and in English. He authored five novels in Kannada and several collections of poems in Kannada and English. His first major literary work was...
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 ...
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...
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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Channappa Uttangi
Channappa D. Uttangi was born October 28, 1881 in Uttangi what is now the Karnataka State in South India. He died in 1962 at the age of 82.Channappa Uttangi began his Theological studies at the age of...
Vikramarjuna Vijaya
Vikramarjuna Vijaya (Kannada- ವಿಕ್ರಮಾರ್ಜುನ ವಿಜಯ) (victory of the mighty Arjuna), also known as Pampa Bharatha is a classic work of the 10th century Jain poet Pampa (902-975 AD). It is an Kannada vers...
R. S. Mugali
Ram Shri Mugali (Ranganatha Srinivasa Mugali) (July 15, 1906 – February 20, 1993) was a notable writer in the Kannada language. He was awarded the prestigious central Sahitya Akademi in 1956 for his w...
Tirumalarya
Tirumalarya could refer to two Kannada poets in the Wodeyar court.In the court of Raja Wodeyar, Tirumala Iyengar or Tirumalarya the elder (1600) composed the Karna Vrittanta Kathe in Kannada in sangat...
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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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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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G. S. Amur
Gururaja Shyamacharya Amur (Kannada: ಜಿ. ಎಸ್. ಆಮೂರ; born 8 May 1925), a professor of literature, is a contemporary writer and critic in the Kannada and English languages. He is a recipient of many pre...
Akka Mahadevi
Akka Mahadevi (ಅಕ್ಕ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ) (c.1130-1160), one of the early female poets in the Kannada language was a prominent figure in the Veerashaiva Bhakti movement of the 12th century. Her 430 extant Vachan...
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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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Yakshagana poetry
Yakshagana poetry (Kannada:ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನ ಪ್ರಸ೦ಗ, pronounced as yaksha-gaana prasanga)(Yakshagana Padya or Yakshagana Prasanga) is a collection of Kannada poems used to enact a music dance drama called Yaksh...