Tag: Dr. S.N. Bhagirath

Triveni: Mysore’s very own Jane Austen
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Triveni: Mysore’s very own Jane Austen

December 26, 2019

Her wit, irony, critique and realistic portrayal of the often deplorable condition of young women in our society made her one of the most popular Kannada writers of her day. Probably among the first to weave Psychology into her in-depth narratives, no facet of existence, however subtle or shockingly obvious was ever left out. Readers…

Tirumakudalu Chowdaiah: Mysore’s own Violin Virtuoso
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Tirumakudalu Chowdaiah: Mysore’s own Violin Virtuoso

October 1, 2019

By Dr. S.N. Bhagirath [Continued from yesterday] A similar episode concerned a rich Chettiar businessman in Mysore by the name of Sahukar Channaiah. When Channaiah suffered substantial losses in his later years, he went into depression and ill health. Bidaram Krishnappa (Chowdaiah’s Guru) sang for Sahukar Channaiah for a couple of weeks, apparently hastening his…

Tirumakudalu Chowdaiah: Mysore’s own Violin Virtuoso
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Tirumakudalu Chowdaiah: Mysore’s own Violin Virtuoso

September 30, 2019

Well-built, loud, affable and endearing in his personality, T. Chowdaiah was humility personified. He is remembered among other things, for the introduction of the seven stringed violin in the Indian context. He was an Asthan Vidwan of Mysore Palace and was a constant accompaniment to some of the titans of Karnatak Music in South India….

D. L. Narasimhachar: The Epitome of Scholarship
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D. L. Narasimhachar: The Epitome of Scholarship

March 5, 2019

He was an ace linguist, grammarian, lexicographer, editor of numerous volumes, epigraphist and literary critic. He roughly churned out 80 research articles in 40 years in both Kannada and English. Always seen in a close collared coat and dhoti, he was humility personified. The Government of Mysore conferred on him the Kannada Rajyotsava Award. And…

Rajamantra Praveena Kulapati H. V. Nanjundaiah
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Rajamantra Praveena Kulapati H. V. Nanjundaiah

October 22, 2018

A Judge, a teacher, an astute administrator and a true far-sighted visionary  H. V.  Nanjundaiah laid the foundation for the first native University among the Princely States of Pre-Independent India. His painstaking and meticulous devotion to this enterprise left behind a lasting legacy that hundreds of scholars, writers, litterateurs and intellectuals today refer to as…

Dr. M. H. Krishna Doyen of Karnataka Archaeology
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Dr. M. H. Krishna Doyen of Karnataka Archaeology

September 18, 2018

His discoveries of ‘Halmidi Inscription’ (what was then the oldest known Kannada Inscription – 350 A. D.), of the site of lost Mauryan city of ‘Isila’ near Brahmagiri, of Shivaji’s father’s (Shahaji’s) forgotten tomb and his years as Director of the Mysore Archaeological Department where he was responsible for cataloguing nearly two thousand inscriptions is…

Prof. M. Hiriyanna: The Socrates of Mysore
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Prof. M. Hiriyanna: The Socrates of Mysore

July 25, 2018

He was an eminent Sanskrit Scholar, Philosopher and authority on Indian Aesthetics. Samskruta Sevadhurina Mysore Hiriyanna was the very embodiment of simplicity and humility. His philosophy lectures in the classrooms at Maharaja College, Mysore, later became a best-seller in the West under the title “Outlines of Indian Philosophy”!  Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan visited Hiriyanna at his residence…

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