P. T. Narasimhachar (Pu Ti Na)
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Born(1905-03-17)17 March 1905
Melukote, Pandavapura taluk, Mysore district, Kingdom of Mysore, British India (now Mandya district, Karnataka, India)
Died13 October 1998(1998-10-13) (aged 93)
Bangalore, Karnataka
Pen namePu Ti Na (ಪು ತಿ ನ)
OccupationWriter, poet
NationalityIndia
GenreFiction
Literary movementKannada: 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.[1] He was a Sahitya Akademi fellow and the winner of the Pampa Award, awarded by the Government of Karnataka in 1991.[2]

Life and career

Narasimhachar was born on 17 March 1905 into an orthodox Iyengar family in the town of Melkote in Mandya district of Karnataka.[3]

Apart from being a writer, PuTiNa also worked in the army of Mysore state and later in the legislature of the Government of Mysore state.[4] He died on 23 October 1998.[citation needed]

Literary contributions

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".[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] PuTiNa's essays reflect his dominant poetic personality.[8]

Awards and recognitions

Bibliography

Collection of poems

Musical dramas

Collection of stories

Notes

  1. ^ K. M. George (1992), p642
  2. ^ P. T. Narasimhachar (2001), Back cover
  3. ^ "Birth centenary of PuTiNa". ThatsKannada.com.
  4. ^ "House of PuTiNa at Melkote is a cultural icon". ThatsKannada.com. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
  5. ^ "An analysis of Pu. Ti. Narasimhachar's work". OurKarnataka.com. Retrieved 21 March 2009.
  6. ^ K. M. George (1992), p174
  7. ^ Sisir Kumar Das (1995), p766
  8. ^ Amaresh Datta (1988), p1220
  9. ^ Chari 1994, p. 36.
  10. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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