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Kannada writer S L Bhyrappa chosen for Saraswati Samman 2011

Kannada writer S L Bhyrappa was selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for his novel ‘Mandra’.

Prof Bhyrappa was selected by the jury headed by former Chief Justice of India G B Patnaik. The award, constituted by K K Birla Foundation, consists of Rs 7.50 lakh, a citation and a plaque.
"After consideration of the works published in 22 Indian languages during 2000-2009, the Chayan Parishad (jury) selected ‘Mandra’, a novel in Kannada by Prof Bhyrappa for the 20th Saraswati Samman," a statement said here.
The 75-year-old writer has so far authored 22 novels, the first being ‘Bheemakaya’ in 1959. He is one of the best selling novelists in Kannada over the past 25 years.
‘Mandra’ is one of the most acclaimed epic novels of Prof Bhyrappa.
Saraswati Samman was instituted in 1991 and is given every year on an outstanding literary work written in any Indian language mentioned in schedule VII of the Constitution by an Indian citizen and published during the last 10 years.

 

Biography

SANTESHIVARA LINGANNAIAH (S.L.) BHYRAPPA

Date of Birth: 20-8-1931
Qualifications: M.A Philosophy, 1958; Ph.D in Aesthetics, 1963
Occupation: Professor of Philosophy (Retired)

Professor S.L. Bhyrappa is the bestselling novelist in the southern Indian language of Kannada over the last 25 years, the bestselling novelist in Marathi over the past decade and he has been a top five bestselling author in Hindi. He is a serious literary artist, always concerned with fundamental human conditions and predicaments. In addition to his profound knowledge of Indian philosophical and cultural traditions, Professor Bhyrappa has since childhood had intense personal experiences in both rural and urban settings. Drawing on this, his characters grow from the Indian soil. Seminars have been and are being held on his novels, and many volumes of literary criticism have been published on his works. His books have been assigned to the curriculum of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses by the universities in the state of Karnataka, and have been the subject of Ph.D dissertations.

Publications

Novels

2010
Kavalu (Branch)
2007
Aavarana (Veil); 22nd reprint within 18 months of publication
2002
Mandra (Musical note); 5th reprint
1998
Saartha (Caravan); 6th reprint
1996
Bhitti (Canvas [Autobiography]); 6th reprint
1993
Tantu (Fibre); 6th reprint
1990
Anchu (Edge); 5th reprint
1986
Sakshi (The Witness); 5th reprint
1983
Nele (The Foundation); 6th reprint
1979
Parva (The Epoch); 9th reprint
1976
Anveshana (Search); 7th reprint
1973
Daatu (Crossing Over); 8th reprint
1972
Grahana (The Eclipse); 7th reprint
1971
Jalapaata (TheWaterfall); 9th reprint
1971
Niraakarana (Rejection); 8th reprint
1970
Grihabhanga (The Broken Home); 8th reprint
1968
Tabbaliyu Neenaade Magane (Son, You Are An Orphan); 8th reprint
1968
Naayi-Neralu (The Dog and the Shadow); 10th reprint
1965
Vamshavriksha (Scion); 13th reprint
1965
Matadaana (Casting Vote); 9th reprint
1962
Doorasaridaru (Moved Apart); 10th reprint
1961
Dharmashree; 11th reprint
1960
Bheemakhaya (The Wrestler); 3rd reprint

Novels translated into English

2006
The Caravan (Saratha), transl. S. Ramaswamy (New Delhi: Oxford University Press)
2003
Crossing Over (Daatu), transl. Pradhan Gurudatta & David Mowat (Delhi: B.R. Publishing)
2000
The Witness (Sakshi), transl. S.L. Bhyrappa & Sharon Norris (Chennai: East West Books (Madras) Pvt. Limited)
1995
Scion (Vamshavruksha), transl. S.L. Bhyrappa & Sushuma Chandrasekhar (Chennai: East West Books (Madras) Pvt. Limited)
1994
Parva, transl. K. Raghavendra Rao (New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi)

Academic publications in English

1968
Values in Modern Indian Educational Thought (New Delhi: National Council of Educational Research and Training)
1964
Truth & Beauty: A Study in Correlations (Baroda: M.S.University Press)
Research Papers published in various Journals like Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Darshana International, Journal of University of Baroda, etc.

Films based on S.L. Bhyrappa’s novels

2006
Naayi Neralu (The Dog and the Shadow) (Kannada) directed by G. Kasaravalli
2000
Matadana (Casting Vote) (Kannada) directed by T.N. Sitaram
1978
Vamshavriksha (Scion) (Telugu) directed by Mr. Babu
1976
Godhuli (The Orphan) (Hindi) directed by G. Karnad and B.V. Karanth
1975
Tabbaliyu Neenaade Magane (The Orphan) (Kannada) directed by G. Karnad and B.V. Karanth
1972
Vamshavriksha (Scion) (Kannada) directed by B.V. Karanth and G. Karnad

Television series based on S.L. Bhyrappa’s novels

2002
Grihabhanga (The Broken Home) (Kannada)

Awards

Literary awards

2010
Honorary D.Litt from Karnataka University-Dharwad
2007
Honorary D.Litt from Gulbarga University
2007
Hedgewar Award (Calcutta)
2007
NTR Award (Andhra Pradesh)
2006
Pampa (Karnataka State) Award
2005
Honorary D.Litt from Karnataka Government Open University, Mysore
2002
Samanyajnana Award for Contribution to Literature
2000
S. R. Patil Award for Contribution to Literature
2000
Gorur Award for Contribution to Literature
1996-97
Award of the Bharatiya Bhasha Parishat, Samvatsar Puraskar (Calcutta) for Tantu (Fibre)
1996
Masti Award for Contribution to Literature (Bangalore)
1998
Granthaloka (The Book World) Best Literary Work of the Year Award for Saakshi (The Witness)
1986
The Karnataka State Award for Total Contribution to Literature
1985
The Karnataka Sahitya (Literary) Academy Award for Contribution to Literature
1975
Central Sahitya Academy (Institute of Letters) Best Literary Work Award (New Delhi) for Daatu (Crossing Over)
1974
The Karnataka State Sahitya (Literary) Academy Best Literary Work of the Year Award (Bangalore) for Daatu (Crossing Over)
1968
The Karnataka State Sahitya (Literary) Academy Best Literary Work of the Year Award for Vamshavriksha (The Uprooted)

Awards for films based on S.L. Bhyrappa’s novels

2007
International Film Festival of Mumbai MAMI Best Film Award for Naayi Neralu (The Dog and the Shadow) (Kannada)
2006
Osian’s Asian Film Festival, CINEFAN, Jury Award in the Indian Film Category for Naayi Neralu (The Dog and the Shadow)
2006
Karachi International Film Festival Best Feature Film Award for Naayi Neralu (The Dog and the Shadow)
2006
Karantaka State Film Award for Naayi Neralu (The Dog and the Shadow)
2001
The Government of India Best Regional Feature Film Award for Matadana (Casting Vote) (Kannada)
1977
The Government of India Best Feature Film Award for Godhuli (The Orphan) (Hindi)
1972
The Government of India Best Feature Film Award for Vamshavriksha (Scion) (Kannada)

Scholarships and other honours (selected)

1992
One of the five member of the Indian Literary Delegation, invited to visit China by the Government of China
1983
Ford Foundation Award to visit the USA to study the cultural problems of Indian immigrants to the USA
1977
British Council Fellowship tenured at the School of Education, University of London

Conferences (selected)

2007
International Conference, University of Udine, Italy
2007
President, Association of Kannadighas Meeting, Dubai
2006
Association of Kannada Koota America, Washington DC, USA
1999
President of the 67th All India Kannada Literary Conference, Kanakapure, India
1998
President, World Kannada Sammelana, Phoenix, USA
1994
Inaugural Address, All Indian Marathi Literary Conference, Goa, India
1991
East-West Writers Meeting, Bled, Slovenia
1975
Representative of India, UNESCO Seminar on Moral Education, Tokyo, Japan
 
Chairman and President of over 25 literary conferences held in India

Membership of literary associations (selected)

1987-92
Executive Board, Central Sahitya Academy (Institute of Letters), New Delhi, India
1982-87
Executive Board, Karnataka Sahitya (Literary) Academy, Bangalore, India
Life Member: Indian Philosophical Congress

Novels translated into other Indian languages 
(publication information available upon request)

Vamshavriksha: Telugu, Marathi (3rd Edition), Hindi (4th edition) & Urdu.
Naayi-Neralu: Gujarathi, Hindi (3rd edition)
Tabbaliyu Neenaade Magane: Hindi (3rd edition)
Grihabhanga: All 14 Indian Languages by the National Book Trust, India
Niraakarana: Hindi (3rd edition)
Daatu: All 14 Indian Languages by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.
Anveshana: Marathi, Hindi (2nd Edition)
Parva:Marathi (2nd Edition), Hindi (3rd Edition), Tamil, Telugu & Bengali
Nele: Hindi
Saakshi: Hindi
Anchu: Marathi, Hindi
Tantu:Marathi, Hindi (2nd Edition)
Saartha: Hindi, Sanskrit, Marathi
Bhitti: Marathi, Hindi
Dharmashree: Sanskrit, Marathi
Naaneke Barayuttene: Marathi

Interests and hobbies

Dr Bhyrappa is an avid listener of both Indian and Western classical music and has an interest in art and sculpture. He has trekked in the Alps, the Rockies, Andes and in Fujiama, but the Himalayas including Manasa Sarovara remain as his greatest passion. He is widely travel covering all the continents except Australia. He has taken expedition to Siberia, Antartica and Alaska.

Courtesy: http://slbhyrappa.com

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