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A Pictorial Tour of Karnataka

A Pictorial Tour of Karnataka

First Online: May 27, 2001
Page Last Updated: January 06, 2018

Kannada Writer Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
G. P. Rajarathnam
Kannada Poet G.P. Rajaratnam

Kannada Dramatist Adi Rangacharya (Shriranga)
Shriranga - Kannada Dramatist
S. L. Bhairappa
S. L. Bhyrappa, Kannada writer and novelist

G.B. Joshi -- Kannada dramatist/publisher
G.B. Joshi -- Kannada dramatist
Portrait of a Yakshagana Dancer
"Where is my Mohini ?"
A Yakshagana performer plays Bhasmasura, the ash-demon

Cinema Cutouts, Bangalore
Cinema Cutouts Outside a Movie Plaza
The Flowers of a Bangalore Street
The Flowers of a Bangalore Street

Hinged Horsey (keelu -kudure) Dance on Stilts
Hinged Horsey Dance on Stilts
The Jog Falls
The Jog Falls

A Yakshagana Performance in Progress
A Yakshagana Performance in Progress
Hero-stone Erected for a Brave Dog
Notice the Kannada Letterings on this 950 A.D. Hero-stone of Mulbagal

An Ancient Kannada Inscription
These time-capsules are primary resources to study Indian history
An Inscription from Karnataka
Portrait of Chaduranga
Chaduranga -- Kannada Writer and Critic

Kannada Genuis K.V. Puttappa (Kuvempu)
Kuvempu stands as a great name is Kannada literature. An extra-ordinary poet, novelist and scholar, he spent his last days spreading the philosophy of Universal Manhood. Famous works: Ramayana Darshanam, Kanooru Heggaditi, and a number of popular poems.
Kannada Writer K. V. Puttappa
Pictures of Karnataka
Sculpture of Standing Vishnu
Hoysala Temple of Belur, Hasan District

Original Manuscript of Kannada Poet Sarvajna
18th Century, Keladi Museum Collection, Keladi
Poet Sarvajna`s Manuscript
Lingayat Girl with Ash
Veerashaiva Girl with Ash on Forehead
Shastry Chawl, Dharwad

Portrait of Masti Venkatesh Iyengar
Hailed as the father of Kannada short stories, Masti was the recipient of India's highest literary honor, the Jnanapeeth.
Kannada Writer Masti
Portrait of S. Diwakar
Portrait of S. Diwakar
Diwakar is a Kannada writer and editor. He is the recipient of 2001 Rajyotsava award

A Doctor and a Writer
Portrait of Anupama Niranjan. Through her writings Dr. Niranjan imparted valuable scientific and medical knowledge to India's rural population.
Dr. (Mrs) Anupama Niranjan
Chidananda Murthy
Portrait of M. Chidananda Murthy
Prof. Murthy is a great scholar of Kannada, and served as the chief of Kannada department in the University of Bangalore.

Kannada Dramatist Sriranga
Known by his pen name Adyarangacharya, Sriranga was an important dramatist in modern Kannada literature
Portrait of Sriranga
Portrait of BGL Swamy
Kannada Writer B.G.L. Swamy
This is a famous photograph of BGL Swamy by KL Kamat. Kamat has said that he was inspired by works of BGL, and has acknowledged his influence in his own work.

Portrait of Kannada Researcher S. M. Joshi
Shamba as he is known popularly, Joshi is a very important Kannada scholar of modern times
Sham. Ba. Joshi
Girish Karnad
Portrait of Girish Karnad

Portrait of Prof. A. N . Murthy Rao
Mr. Rao is a noted Kannada writer and essayist
A. N. Murthy Rao
Portrait of Shamba Joshi
Kannada Researcher and Writer Sham. Ba. Joshi

Portrait of B.M. Srikantaiah
Known as B.N.Sri, Srikantaiah is regarded as one of the pillars of modern Kannada literature
Writer-Poet B.M.Sri
U.R. Ananthamurthy
Portrait of Prof. U.R. Ananthamurthy
Ananthamurthy is a distinguished writer, scholar. He is an awardee of the Jnanapeeth honor.

Portrait of Puttanna Kangal
Kanagal was an outstanding Kannada cinema director.
Puttanna Kanagal
A.K. Ramanujan
Portrait of A. K. Ramanujan
Himself a well known scholar, Ramanujan translated some great Kannada and Tamil works to English. Picture from Manohara Grintha Mala Collection

Kannada Playwright and Publisher G.B. Joshi
Joshi brought to such great Kannada writers as Chittal and Karnad
G.B. Joshi
Kuvempu and Masti
The Big Two - Kuvempu and Masti at a function remembering B.M.Srikanthaiah

Kannada Poet V.G. Bhat
See a Poem by Bhat on K.L.Kamat
V.G. Bhat
Gopalakrishna Adiga
Prof. Gopalakrishna Adiga
Kannada and English Scholar, Poet, Super Intellectual

Portrait of M. Govind Pai
Kannada Poet and Scholar
M. Govind Pai
V. K. Gokak
Portrait of Prof. V.K. Gokak

Kannada Writer Prabhushankar
Writer Prabhushankar
Panje Mangesh Rao
Panje Mangesh Rao (1874-1937)

Eminent Lawyer and Writer Hemalata Mahishi
Hemalata Mahishi
Portrait of Dr. M. Sivaram
Kannada Humorist M. Sivaram (Ra.Shi)
Raashi ran the pioneering Kannada humor magazine "Koravanji" and was himself a writer of light humor

A Painted Stork near Ranganatittu in Karnataka
A Painted Stork
Critic Kurtkoti
Keertinath Kurtkoti (1925-2003)
Kurtkoti was an outstanding Kannada writer, critic and thinker

Portrait of Shantadevi Kanavi
Mrs. Kanavi, wife of poet Channaveera Kanavi, is an important woman writer in Kannada
Shanta Kanavi - Kannada Short Story Writer
Humorist T.P. Kailasam
Portrait of T.P. Kailasam
Kailasam was great Kannada humorist and writer. From Manohara Grintha Mala Collection

The Waterfall at Shivasamudra
River Kaveri falls 320 feet to form a spectacular waterfall
Waterfalls of Karnataka
Freedom Fighters of Karnataka
Bhimrao Balaji Potdar
Potdar was a Congress leader from Belgaum

Portrait of M. K. Indira
Most famous for her work "Phaniyamma", Indira is a popular Kannada author
Kannada Writer M.K. Indira
Kannada Novelist Chittal
Yashwant Chittal
Famous works of Chittal include "Muru Darigalu", and "Shikari"

Shivaram Karanth
Portrait of Shivaram Karanth
Kannada Genius Karanth
Ranganath Diwakar
Ranganath Diwakar
Ranganath Ramchandra Diwakar was a patriot, philosopher and scholar. His works in Kannada and English reflect his insights into philosophy, culture and yoga. He served India as a political prisoner, President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee.

Those Who Saved Kannada
(L to R) Nadiger, G.B. Joshi, K.V. Iyer, Alur Venkata Rao, V.B. Naik , Karna
Kannda Activists and Literateurs
Makers of Modern Karnataka
Missionary Mongling
Early German missionary who worked for Kannada

Poet Shantakavi
One of the foremost Kannada writers and Keertankars
Awakeing of Karnataka
Awakening of Karnataka
Huilgol Narayana Rao
Rao is most remembered for "Udayavagali namma chaluva kannada nadu"

Kadapa Raghavendrarayaru
Kannada researcher and Kannada activist
Awakening of Kannada
Kannada Writers
Krishnakumar Kallur
Kannada playwright and short-story writer. Major works include "Jagrutarashtra" and "Gubbiya Samsara"

At the Kannada Poet's Meet
(R to L) Nissar Ahmad, Dodda Rangegowda, and Jyotsna Kamat
At the Poet`s Meet
M.V. Seetaramiah
Prof. M.V. Seetaramiah -- Kannada scholar

N. S. Hardikar (1889-1975)
Dr. Narayan Subbarao Hardikar
Freedom Fighters of Karnataka
Orator and Writer Krishnarao
Muduvidu Krishnarao
Krishnarao fought for unification of Karnataka

Kannada Poet Su. Ram. Ekkundi
S.R. Ekkundi
Dinakar Desai
Portrait of Dinakara Desai
Desai introduced the four-liner limericks in Kannada langauge

Portrait of M.L. Vardhamanaiah
A generous donor and an prominent leader of the Jaina community in Karnataka, Vadhamanaih led the arrangements for the 1925 Mahamastakabhisheka of Sravanabelagola. He built many charitable institutions in Mysore.
A Jaina Leader of Mysore State
Scholar Ti. Nam. Shree.
T.N. Srikantaih (Tinamshri)
Kannada scholar and an authority on Kannada poetics

A Conference of People's Socialist Party
Mysore State, 1958
Leaders of Former Mysore State
Kannada Poet P.T. Narasimhachar
Pu. Ti. Narasimhachar

A.R. Krishnasastry
Krishnasastry is most remembered for his classic "Vachana Bharat"
Kannada Scholar Krishnasastry
Theater Activist Nayak
Virupaksha Nayak
Nayak operated the "Ranga Torana" monthly dedicated to theatrical arts

Gourish Kaikini
Sketch by Chaitayna
Scholar Gourish Kaikini
H.M.Nayak and Goruru
Ha .Ma. Nayak and Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar
Picture taken in 1980 at a function remembering B.M.Srikanthaiah

Dollu (drums) Dancer from Shimoga
See Also: Folk Artists of Karnataka
Dollu Kunita
Kannada Writers
N.S. Gadagkar
Writer and award winning translator

Govindrao V. Chulaki
Kannada publisher and writer
Members of Geyelara Gumpu
Members of Geleyara Gumpu
Prahlad Naregal

Queen of Kittur, Chennamma (1778-1829)
Detail from a postal stamp issued in 1977
Kittur Chennamma
Freedom Fighters of Karnataka
K. Chengalaraya Reddy
Eminent Parliamentarian from Mysore State

Portrait of Mirji Annaraya
Kannada scholar and writer. From Manohara Grintha Mala Collection
Writer Mirji Annaraya
Kannada Writers
Kannada writer Prof. B.G.L. Swamy

Channappa Uttangi
A missionary and Kannada scholar. Uttangi was an authority on the works of Kannada poet Sarvajna. Picture from Manohara Grintha Mala Collection
Channappa Uttangi
Kannada Writers
Writer H.K. Ranganath
Manohara Grunth Mala Collection, Dharwad

Writer S.V. Ranganna
Prof. Ranganna was a English professor in Mysore University who translated many English works into Kannada language
S.V. Ranganna
Siddavanahalli Krishna Sharma
Siddavanahalli Krishna Sharma
Kannada writer, freedom fighter, and educationist

Prof. G.S. Amur
Amur is a noted critic in the field of Kannada literature
G.S. Amur
Scholar Pa. Vem. Acharya
P.V. Acharya (Pavem)
Kannada scholar and writer Pavem edited "Kasturi" monthly for a long time

Writer Poornachandra Tejasvi
K. P. Poornachandra Tejasvi
Prof. Moorthy Rao
Portrait of Prof. A. N. Moorthy Rao

Portrait of G. S. Shivarudrappa
File photo from Kamat Photo Database
Kannada Poet GSS
Freedom Fighter V.V. Patil
V. V. Patil

Freedom Fighter Gangadharrao Deshpande
Lion of Karnataka
D.V. Gundappa
Kannada Poet DVG
A rare photograph from N.M.K.R.V. College collection

The Nimishamba Temple
On the banks of Kaveri river, near Srirangapattana, "Closed Eyed Parvati" is worshipped
Tower of Nimishamba Temple
Women Kannada Writers
Portrait of H.V. Savithramma

Portrait of V.K. Gokak
Gokak, a Jnanapeeth awardee, is best known for a reform recommendation to make Kannada language compulsory in the state of Karnataka
Leader of Gokak Commision
Poet Akbar Ali
Kannada Poet M. Akbar Ali

Prof. M.V. Seetharamiah at his Residence
M.V.See. was a multi-talented scholar, researcher and artist.
M.V. Seetharamiah
Kannada Scholars
Prof. G. Varadaraja Rao
Rao is an authority on Haridas literature in Kannada

Sundar Nadakarni
Kannada Writers
The Gandhi of Karnataka
Hardekar Manjappa (1886-1947)

Arts, History & Culture of Karnataka

Kannada Writer Goruru Ramaswamy IyengarWhere is my Mohini ?Portrait of Reverend F. KittelCinema Cutouts, BangaloreThe Jog FallsThe Flowers of a Bangalore StreetA Yakshagana Performance in ProgressAn Ancient Kannada InscriptionPrehistoric Cave Illustration from South IndiaAt the Kannada Poets MeetVeerabhadra DancerSculpture of Standing Vishnu
Kannada Poet G.P. RajaratnamKannada Dramatist Adi Rangacharya (Shriranga)Kannada Poet V.G. Bhat G.B. Joshi -- Kannada dramatist/publisherNotice the Kannada Letterings on this 950 A.D. Hero-stone of MulbagalS. L. Bhyrappa,  Kannada writer and novelistA Painted Stork near Ranganatittu in KarnatakaPortrait of Puttanna KangalChaduranga -- Kannada Writer and CriticPortrait of  Masti Venkatesh IyengarThe Nimishamba TempleDollu (drums) Dancer from Shimoga
The Waterfall at ShivasamudraPortrait of S. DiwakarVeerashaiva Girl with Ash on ForeheadWall Painting from Residence of Nellappa, TumkurOriginal Manuscript of  Kannada Poet SarvajnaPortrait of V.K. GokakLord Shiva in a ReliefA Faded Fresco of  Hiriyur TemplePicture of Harapanahalli BheemavvaA Tribute to Shivaram KaranthKannada Genuis K.V. Puttappa (Kuvempu)T.N. Srikantaih (Tinamshri)
Missionary MonglingKadapa RaghavendrarayaruHuilgol Narayana RaoPoet ShantakaviK. Chengalaraya ReddyMuduvidu KrishnaraoPortrait of M.L. VardhamanaiahVirupaksha NayakHardekar Manjappa (1886-1947)A Conference of Peoples Socialist PartyV. V. PatilN. S. Hardikar (1889-1975)
Freedom Fighter Gangadharrao DeshpandeBhimrao Balaji PotdarSali RamachandrarayaAscetic Poet SarvajnaCover of G.P. Rajaratnams BookQueen of Kittur, Chennamma (1778-1829)Hinged Horsey (keelu -kudure) Dance on StiltsPu. Ti. NarasimhacharP.V. Acharya (Pavem)Kannada Poet M. Akbar AliThose Who Saved KannadaSiddavanahalli Krishna Sharma
Govindrao V. ChulakiKrishnakumar KallurN.S. GadagkarSundar NadakarniShankar Mokashi Punekar (1928-2004)Writer S.V. RangannaPrahlad NaregalGourish KaikiniPortrait of M. K. IndiraPanje Mangesh Rao (1874-1937) Portrait of Gangadhar Chittal (1923-1987)Portrait of Girish Karnad
Portrait of Dinakara DesaiProf. Gopalakrishna Adiga Shivaram KaranthYashwant ChittalKeertinath Kurtkoti (1925-2003)Kannada Writer Prabhushankar Kannada Humorist M. Sivaram (Ra.Shi)Ranganath DiwakarA.R. KrishnasastryEminent Lawyer and Writer Hemalata Mahishi Prof. G. Varadaraja RaoWriter H.K. Ranganath
H.S.Krishnaswamy IyengarKannada Poet DVGProf. G.S. AmurPortrait of M. Chidananda MurthyProf. M.V. Seetharamiah at his ResidenceKannada Researcher and Writer Sham. Ba. JoshiThe Big Two - Kuvempu and Masti at a function remembering B.M.Srikanthaiah Ha .Ma. Nayak and Gorur Ramaswamy IyengarPortrait of Prof. A. N . Murthy RaoPortrait of M. Govind Pai Portrait of Prof. A. N. Moorthy RaoPortrait of G. S. Shivarudrappa
Portrait of Prof. U.R. AnanthamurthyPortrait of B.M. SrikantaiahPortrait of Prof. V.K. Gokak Kannada Playwright and Publisher G.B. Joshi Portrait of Kannada Researcher S. M. JoshiKannada Poet Su. Ram. EkkundiPortrait of T.P. KailasamPortrait of Mirji AnnarayaPortrait of A. K. RamanujanChannappa UttangiPortrait of Kannada Poet K.S. Narasimha SwamyKannada Writer T.N.Srikantaiah
Kannada Writer B.G.L. SwamyPortrait of Shantadevi KanaviPortrait of H.V. SavithrammaKannada Dramatist SrirangaA Doctor and a WriterKannada writer Prof. B.G.L. SwamyPortrait of Chandrashekhar KambarD.L. Narasimhachar  (1906-1971)Portrait of Poet D.S. KarkiPortrait of Geeta KulkarniK. GopalakrishnarayaLalita Ramanna
Portrait of Mirji AnnarayaProf. M.V. Seetaramiah -- Kannada scholarP. G. HalakattiS.S. MalwadSali Ramachandra RaoWriter and Activist Shanta  NagarajShantinath Desai (1929 - 1998)Kannada Scholar T.S. VenkannayyaWriter Poornachandra TejasviVasant Kavali (1932-1988)

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