by Vikas Kamat
First Online: November 22, 2006
Page Last Updated: April 04, 2014
D.V. Gundapa (1889-1975, pen name DVG or deeveejee) was one of the most prominent writers, and
poets of modern Kannada. His father's name was Devarahalli Venkataramanayya.
Gundappa didn't have much formal education, but due to self-study and
dedication, attained scholarship in English, Kannada, and Sanskrit
languages. He translated "Eshopanishad" to Kannada.
DVG was a multi-talented writer. He started Kannada newspapers
"Bharat" and "Karnataka". He founded the Gokhale Institute
and promoted fine arts of India. He served as the president of the 18th Kannada
Literary Conference held in Madikeri.
© K. L. Kamat
Important Works of D.V. Gundappa
"Manku Thimmana Kagga", is a collection of
songs imbibing folk wisdom and philosophy of India.
"Umarana Osage" -- a translation of poems of
"Soundarya mattu Sahitya" -- a critical work
on literary aesthetics