TS Goravar - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
11:45 am
The Red Couch

ಕಿರುಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳು – Little Magazines in Kannada

Akshara KV, TS Goravar, Siraj Ahmed and Vivek Shanbhag


T.S. Goravar was born in Rajur village in Gajendragad taluk of Gadag district. He studied at Rajur, Gajendragad, and did his Post Graduate in Mass Communication and Journalism from Karnataka University, Dharwad.

Goravar started his career as a Journalist. His interest and strong bond with Kannada literature made him a writer, publisher and editor.

Goravar has written stories which have been published in many well known magazines. In 2007, ‘Bhrame’, his first collection of stories, was published. From then onwards, Goravar wrote and published eight books.

Adu Kayo Hudugana Dinachari (2011) – an experience story; Kuduri Mastara (2012) – an Anthology; Rotti Mutagi (2016) – a Novel; Mallige Hoovina Sakha (2018) – an Anthology; Gayagondive Tuti Ninnave Pada Haadi (2020) – a Collection of Poems; Hasiru tavel – a farmer’s life story (2021) and ‘Baravanigeya Talimu’ (2021) – an edited volume are his notable works.

He has received many awards including Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award, Da.R. Bendre Granth Prashasti, Aralu Award, Deccan Herald’s DH Changemaker Award, Basavaraja Kattimani Award and Halasangi Peyagara Foundation Yuva Sahiti. He participated in and won the Prajavani and Kannada Prabha Diwali Story Competitions.

Goravar worked as deputy editor for eight years in the daily newspaper ‘Vijaya Karnataka’.

In the past six years, he has been publishing the monthly literary magazine ‘Akshara Sangaata’ under his editorship. He also manages the publishers ‘Sangaata Pustaka’. Under Sangaata Pustaka, Goravar has published many new authors and books, and introduced them to Kannada literature.

He presently resides in Rajur.