Krishnamurthy Hanuru - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
11:15 am
The Red Couch

ದೇವಮೂಲೆಯ ಮಳೆ – Devamuleya MaLe

Krishnamurthy Hanuru with Deepa Ganesh

Day 2
1:00 pm

Translating Kumaravyasa’s Kannada Mahabharata

SN Sridhar, Krishnamurthy Hanuru and CN Ramachandran


Krishnamurthy Hanuru’s native place is Hanuru, a village in the taluk of Kollegala that is located in Chamarajanagara District. He did his Master’s in Kannada literature at Bangalore University and Dr M Chidananda Murthy guided his doctoral study.

For 28 years he has taught Kannada in various government colleges across Karnataka. In 1999, he joined Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, the University of Mysore as a reader and then retired in 2012. From 2012-2014 he served as Professor Emeritus at the University of Mysore. In 2015 he joined Dr BR Ambedkar Post Graduation Centre, Chamarajanagara and now he serves as Visiting Professor at Manteswamy Peetha, Chamarajanagara University. In 2019 and 2022 he served as visiting faculty at Stony Brook State University, New York. He has taught Kannada literature and folklore for over fifty years.

He has published over 55 books in the field of Kannada creative writing, research, and Kannada folklore. From 1985 to 1990 he served as an editor of The Encyclopaedia of Folk Culture of Karnataka for the Institute of Asian Studies, a Kannada version of Kannada Janapada Vishvakosha. Kolkata’s Bee Publication has published the English translation of his eponymous novel Ajnathanobbana Atmacharitre. His recent works are Siddiya Kay Chandranatta and Kalayatre. His memoir Kalu Daariya kathanagalu narrates his 40 years of folklore research and field work. He has been awarded with Karnataka Rajyotsava Prashasthi, Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award and Karnataka Janapada Academy Award.