Awards in Kannada Literature

Gnanapitha Award Winners

1. K.V. Puttappa (1967), 2. D.R.Bendre (1973), K. Shivaram Karanth (1977), 4. Masti Venkatesh lyengar (1983). 5. V.K.Gokak (1990), 6. U.R. Ananthamurthy (1994). 7. Girish Karnad (1998) Karnataka Ratna Award Winners
K.V. Puttappa and Dr. Rajkumar (1992); S. NIjalingappa (1999), C.N.R. Rao (2000).

Central Sahitya Academy Award Winners

1. K.V. Puttappa (1955), 2. R.S. Mugali (1958), 3. D.R.Bendre (1958), 4. K. Shivarama Karanth (1959), 5. V.K.Gokak (1960), 6. A.R. Krishna Shastri (1961), 7. Devudu Narasimhashastri (1962), 8. B. Puttaswamaiah(1964), 9. * contributed by C. Sitaram S.V. Ranganna (1956), 10. P.T. Narasimhachar (1966), 11. D.V. Gundappa (1967), 12. Masti Venkatesh lyengar (1968), 13. H. Thipperudraswamy (1969), 14. Sham.Ba.Joshi (1970), 15. Shriranga (1971), 16. S.S. Bhoosanuru Matha (1972), 17. V. Seetharamaiah (1973), 18. M. Gopalakrishna Adiga (1974), 19.

S.L. Bhyrappa (1975), 20. M. Shivaram (1976), 21. K.S. Narasimhaswamy (1977), 22. B.G.L.Swamy (1978), 23. A.N. Murthi Rao (1979), 24. Goruru Ramaswamy lyengar (1980), 25. Channaveera Kanavi (1981), 26. Chaduranga (1982), 27. Yashavantha Chittala (1983), 28. G.S. Shivarudrappa (1984), 29. Ta.Ra.Su (Subbarao) (1985), 30. Vyasaraya Ballala (1986), 31. K.P.Purnachandra Tejasvi (1987), 32. Shankara Mokashi Punekar (1988), 33. Devanuru Mahadeva (1989), 34. S.V. Parmeshwara Bhatta (1990), 35. Ha.Ma.Nayak (1990), 36.
Chandrashekara Kambara{1991), 37. H.S.Venkatesha Murthi (1991), 38. Su.Ram.Yakkundi (1992), 39. Saraswathi Gajanana Risbud (1992), 40. P.Lankesh (1993), 41. Kirthinatha Kurthakoti (1993), 42. Girish Kamad (1994), 43. Pradhan Gurudatta (1994), 44. Thippeswamy (1995), 45. G.S.Amura (1996), 46. M.Chidananda Murthy (1997), 47. B.C.Ramachandra Sharma (1998), 48. D.R. Nagaraj (posthumous 1999) Shantinatha Desai (posthumous 2000), L.S.Sheshagiri Rao (2001); Sujana (2002); K.V.Subbanna (2003), Geetha Nagabhushana (2004).

Pampa Award Winners

1. K.V. Puttappa (1987), 2. T.N. Shreekanthaiya (1988), 3. K. Shivaram Karanth(1989), 4. S.S. Bhoosanurumath (1990), 5. P.T. Narasimhachar (1991), 6.A.N. Murthi Rao (1992), 7. M. opalakrishna Adiga (1993), 8. Sediyapu
Krishna Bhatta (1994), 9. K.S. Narasimhaswamy (1995), 10. M.M. Kalburgi (1996), 11. G.S. Shivarudrappa (1997), 12. D. Javare Gowda (1998), 13. Chennaveera Kanavi (1999), 14. L. Basavaraju (2000), 15. K.P.Purnachandra Tegasvi (2001), 16. M.Chidananda Murthy (2002) and 17. Chandrashekara Kambara (2003).

Rajyothsava Award Winners

To bring progress in different aspects of culture of the State, the Government is recognising the good work done by the Scholars Artistes, Social workers, Lawyers, Doctors and Institutions etc., and is encouraging them with Rajyothsava Awards, on the Rajyothsava Day, every year. Upto 2004 a total number of 1466 have been honoured with this Rajyothsava Awards. Dana Chintamani Atthimabbe Award Winners l.T. Sunandamma (1995), 2. Shantadevi Malavada (1996), 3. Vaidehi (1997), 4. Kamala Hampana (1998), 5. Mallika (1999) 6. Jayalakshmi Srinivasan (2000), 7. Sara Abubakar (2001), 8. Geetha Nagabhushana (2002) and 9. Shylaja Uduchana (2003).

Jaanapada Shree Award Winners

1. S.K. Karim Khan (1994), 2. Kamsale Mahadevaiah (1995), Yedramanahalli Doddabharamappa (1996), 4. Phakirawa Gudisagara (1997), 5. Hiriyadka Gopala Rao (1998), 6. Sukri Bomma Gowda (1999), 7. Takkalike
Vitthala Rao (2000), 8. Hamgi Mudimallappa (2001), 9. M.R.Basappa (2002), 10. Chittani Ramachandra Hegde (2003).

Karnataka Sahitya Academy Awards

Karnataka Sahitya Academy is sanctioning Annual Awards to those renowned litterateurs and other personalities in recognistion of their services towards promotion of literature and culture. Since its inception, Academy has honoured

Tulu Language and Literature

Tulu is one of the rich and ancient languages of the Dravidian family. Tulu speaking people are called Tulavas mostly found in Dakshina Kannada and Kasargodu district of Kerala. Tulunadu is bounded by the Kalyanapura river in the North, Arabian sea in the west, Western ghats in the east and the Payaswini/Chandragiri river in the south. Tulu has its own linguistic pecularities and shares a number of common features with Kannada and other Dravidian languages. Tulu has a very vast folk tradition which has its own pecularities. Folklore in Tulu is mainly found in the form of Paddanas, Sandi, Kabita, Uralu, Padipu, Nritya-padya, Gadi, Ogatu, Jogula, Ajjikathe etc., Tulu Brahmins are generally educated people in the Vedas and Shastras. Their folk songs are based on the episodes in the epics ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharatha’. Among the lower castes and untouchables the Bhuta dance tradition is prevalent. When compared with other Dravidian languages, Tulu has a very little classical literature. During the past 150 years, Tulu has adopted the Kannada script for its literary works. Even though the works of Tulu literature initiated by the Basel Mission Christians were only translations of the teachings of Christianity in the beginning, a few important  works like the Tulu English Dictionary etc., were published later. Collections of their folk songs etc., and
histories of Dakshina Kannada and Tulava Culture were also published. Works on Tulu Grammar, dialect and a doctoral theses on the structure of Tulu verb transformational analysis were published in the latter half of the Twentieth

Century. The Kerala and Karnataka governments have helped in developing lexicons and text books of Tulu. Many Kannada plays of Yakshagana and many religious works also have been translated into Tulu. Notable early writers of Tulu literature are Sankayya Bhagawat, Sheenappa Hegade, K.B. Narayana Shetty and M.V.Hegde. S.U.Phaniyadi established the Tulu Mahasabha in Udupi

in 1928. This gave great boost to Tulu literature and culture. It led to a linguisticcum- cultural movement in Tulu. The Tulu theatre and drama developed during this period. K.Doddanna Shetty,

K.N.Tailor, Rama Kirodiyan, U.R. Chandar, K.B. Bhandari, Machendranath, Ramananda Churya, Sitaram Kulal, P.S.Rao, Vishu Kumar etc. were the pioneers of the Tulu Theatre. The beauty of Tulu idioms, proverbs and expressions is very well represented in the social activities of this period. Yakshaganas, the spectacular folk dances of Karnataka are becoming popular even in Tulu nowa- days. In recent years, Tulu poets like Amrita Someswara, Anatharam Bangady, Purushottama Punja, Nityananda Karanth, Ashok A. Shetty, K.Shekar.V.Shetty,
G.Bayaru, Madhukumar and A.N.Shetty have composed Tulu Yakshagana epics. There are some organisation which are working for the propagation of Tulu language and culture. Tulu Koota of Mangalore is one such organisation. A few Tulu journals are also being brought out. Many other poets have made a name in Tulu literature. The notable among them are Mandara Keshava Bhat (his ‘Mandara Ramayana’ is a wonderful epic), Venkataraju Puninchittaya, P.V.Acharya, Ramakrishna Achar, Dumappa Master, Vamana Nandavar, K.V.Ravi, Tilakanath Manjeshwar, Ratna Kumar, Yeshwantha Bolur, Bhaskar Rao, Sitaram Kulal, Sitaram Alwa and Bannanje. Three Tulu classics in Grantha script, each of them more than 200 years old have been found in palm manuscripts. They are ‘Tulu Bhagavato’ (by Vishnu Tunga) ‘Kaveri’ and a prose work ‘Devi Mahatme’.
Many scholars are engaged in research on Tulu language, culture and folklore of the Tuluvas. They are D.N.S.Bhat, S.N.Bhat, M.Rama, S. Mallikadevi, U.P. Upadhyaya, William Madta, T. Gopalakrishna Bhatta, Sediyapu Krishna Bhatta, A. Acharya, Venkataraju Punincha ttaya, Vivek Rai, Amrita Someshwar, Sushila Upadhyaaya, Chinnappa Gowda, K. Padmanabha Kekhunaya and other young scholars. Some of the works on Tulu linguistics and folklore brought out are: ‘A comparitive study of Tulu Dialects’, Tulava Darshana’, ‘Folk epics of Tulunadu’, ‘Tulu Janapada Sahitya’, ‘Bhutaaraadhane’, Tulu Baduku’, ‘Paaddanagalu’, ‘Janapada Aaradhane Mattu Rangakale’, ‘Karaavali Jaanapada’, etc. Tulu Academy was founded by the State govt. in 1994. Research on Tulu language, folklore and history is carried on in the Kannada department of the Mangalore University and the Rashtrakavi Govinda Pai Research Centre at M.G.M.College, Udupi. Scholars in Pune, Annamalai and Trivandrum Universities are engaged in research in Tulu language. The Govinda

Pai Centre of Udupi has compiling a multi-volume on modern Tulu Lexicon.

Tulu Academy Award Winners

1995-96 : Kedambadi Jattappa Rai and Mandara Keshava Bhat; 1996-97: Ku.Shi. Haridasa Bhat; Keranji Seetharama Alwa, Mijar Annappa, B. Rama Kerodian; 1997-98 : Sunitha M. Shetty, Suryanatha U. Kamath,
K.N. Tailor, Malpe Shankaranarayana Samaga; 1998-99 : Amrita Someshwara, Venkataraj Punichittaya, Mankude Sanjeeva Shetty, M. Leelavathi; 1999-2000 : U.P. Upadhyaya, Kudakaii Vishwanatha Rai, Kolluru Ramachandra Rao, Sadananda Suvarna; 2000-2001 : Sushila Upadhyaya, P.S. Rao, B.S. Rao,
316 A Handbook of Karnataka Phalinche Ramaiah Shetty. 2001-02: K.V.Ramesh, B.A.Viveka Rai, Malpe
Ramadasa Samaja, Mahendranatha, Pundeswara. 2002-03: K.G.Vasantamadhava, Erya Lakshminarayana Alwa, B.Shinnappa Bhandari, Sahitya Balaga, Mumbai (Institutional)

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