P. T. Narasimhachar
P. T. Narasimhachar (Pu Ti Na)
|Born||17 March 1905|
Melukote, Pandavapura taluk, Mandya district, Karnataka
|Died||13 October 1998 (aged 93)|
|Pen name||Pu Ti Na (ಪು ತಿ ನ)|
|Literary movement||Kannada: Navodaya|
Purohita Thirunarayana Narasimhachar (17 March 1905 – 23 October 1998), commonly known as PuTiNa, was a playwright and poet in the Kannada language. Along with, Kuvempu and D. R. Bendre, he forms the well-known trio of Kannada Navodaya poets. He is a Sahitya Akademi fellow and the a winner of the Pampa Award, awarded by the Government of Karnataka in 1991.
Life and career
PuTiNa was one of the catalysts of the Navodaya style of Kannada literature. According to Lakshminarayana Bhat, "At a broader level, the growth of the Navodaya style of literature resembles the growth of the writings of PuTiNa". In his first collection of poems Hanathe, he conveys profound insights into significant moments in life by using a simple language and style. Many of PuTiNa's writings detail the beauty and majesty of nature, bordering on the spiritual. Two of his well-known writings are Ahalye, which subtly narrates the conflict between kama and dharma, and Gokula Nirgamana, which narrates the departure of Krishna from Gokula. PuTiNa's essays reflect his dominant poetic personality.
Awards and recognitions
PuTiNa's awards and recognitions include:
Collection of poems
- Hrudaya vihari
- Ganesha darshana
- Rasa Sarasvati
- Maley Degula
- Irula Meragu
- Haley Chiguru – Hosa Beru
- Raaga raagini
- honala haadu
- Vasanta Chandana
- Seeta Kalyana
- Gokula Nirgamana
- Doniya Binada
Collection of stories
- Ramachariya Nenapu
- Rathasaptami and other stories
- Sri Rama Pattabhiskekham
- Hamsa Damayanti
- Eechalu marad kelage
- K. M. George (1992), p642
- P. T. Narasimhachar (2001), Back cover
- "Birth centenary of PuTiNa". ThatsKannada.com.
- "House of PuTiNa at Melkote is a cultural icon". ThatsKannada.com. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
- "An analysis of Pu. Ti. Narasimhachar's work". OurKarnataka.com. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
- K. M. George (1992), p174
- Sisir Kumar Das (1995), p766
- Amaresh Datta (1988), p1220
- "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
- K. M. George (1992) . Modern Indian Literature, an Anthology: Surveys and poems. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 978-81-7201-324-0.
- P. T. Narasimhachar (2001) . Hill Temple. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 978-81-260-0814-8.
- Amaresh Datta (1988). Encyclopaedia of Indian literature vol. 2. Sahitya Akademi. p. 1142. ISBN 81-260-1194-7.
- Sisir Kumar Das, various (1995). A History of Indian Literature. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 81-7201-798-7.
- Documentary by Chadrashekhar Kambar