U R Ananthamurthy - One among the great writers of Kannada U R Ananthamurthy - One among the great writers of Kannada U R Ananthamurthy - One among the great writers of Kannada U R Ananthamurthy - One among the great writers of Kannada
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U. R. Ananthamurthy

U. R. Ananthamurthy

Born in Melige village in Thirthahalli taluk on December 21, 1932 had his early education in Durvasamatha Sanskrit school. Educated at University of Birmingham in English literature. studied English and Comparative Literature in Mysore and Birmingham, where, in 1966, he studied for a PhD. He was professor of English Literature for several years at Mysore University, later vice chancellor of the Mahatma Ghandi University in Kottayam, chairman of the "National Book Trust" and president of the Sahitya Academy, the Indian Literature Academy in Delhi. Many guest professorships led him to Europe and the USA. He has written numerous short stories. Several of his novels and short fiction have been made into movies.

Honours and awards:
1. Padma Bhushan
2. Jnanpith award in 1994
3. Mouni' based on short story of Dr.URA was selected for Panorama section of IFFI 2003

Works:
1. Endendhigu Mugiyada Kathe
2. Samskara
3. Bhava
4. Bharathi Pura
5. Avasthe

and published four novels, one play, six short story collections, five poetry collections and six collections of essays in Kannada and several pieces on literature in English 'Mouni' based on short story.




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