L. Hanumanthaiah

Member's Name: Hanumanthaiah, Dr. L.
Constituency: Karnataka

Dr. Lankappa Hanumanthaiah
Born/Date of Birthday: 10 June 1958
Place of Birth: Rameswara Village, Bangalore Rural, Karnataka
Political party: Indian National Congress
Educational Qualification: B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D. Educated at Government Science College, Bangalore, Post Graduate Studies in Kannada Literature at Bangalore University; Ph.D. from Mysore University
Profession: Writer, Agriculturist, Politician

Marital Status: Married on 22 June 1984
Spouse's Name: Shrimati Vijayambaike H.
Children: One son and one daughter
Parents: Late Shri Lankappa, Late Shrimati Channamma
Permanent Address: No. 332, 3rd Cross, 2nd Block, 3rd Stage, Basaveshwaranagara, Bangalore (Opp. NAFL School) 560079 Tel.- 080-22869666
Awards: 1. Visweswaraiah Puraskar (1988) 2. Saranga Mutt Prize for Poetry (1995) 3. Sahithya Parishat Endowment Prize for Poetry (1995) 4. Ambedkar Award from Attimabbe Trust for social and literary (1999) 5. Naadachetana Award (2000) 6. Katharangam Award (2001) 7. Sahitya Parishat Endowment Prize for Poetry (2001) 8. Ambedkar Award of Govt. of Karnataka (2001) 9. Sahithya Academy Award for best book of the year (2008) 10. Sahithya Academy Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature (2015) 11. Kuvempu Award for Literature and Social Work (2015)
Official Website: drlhanumanthaiah.info

Lankappa Hanumanthaiah is an Indian Dalit poet, Indian politician, of Indian National Congress and a Member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, from the state of Karnataka.

Early life and background
Lankappa Hanumanthaiah was born to Lankappa and Shrimati Channamma on 10 June 1958.

Hanumanthaiah studied at Government Science College, Bangalore, Post Graduate Studies in Kannada Literature at Bangalore University and Ph.D. from Mysore University.

Books Published
Poetry

  • Kappu Kannina Hudugi (Black-eyed Girl), 1990
  • Avva (Mother), 1995
  • Avvana Kavithe (Mother's Poem), (the poems have been translated and published in Bengali, Gujarati, English, Malayalam and Tamil languages),
  • Akshara Aksharave (Oh' Letters! My Letters!), 2001
  • Karna Raaga (Karna's Agony), 2008
  • Harigolu (Hudder), 2012
  • ಕಳ್ಳಿ ಹಾಲಿನ ಕಡಲು : Kalli Halina Kadalu - Published on 17 August 2020
  • ಒಂಟಿ ಕಾಲಿನ ನಡಿಗೆ : Onti Kalina Nadige - Published on 3 September 2020
  • Dalitha Lokada Olage (In the world of Dalits), 1989
  • Ambedkar Mattu Samakaaleenathe (Ambedkar and Contemporary Times), 1993
  • Kanakadasa (biography on saint poet of medieval Karnataka), 1995

Research Thesis

  • Katha Kathana (thesis on stories), 1999
  • Ambedkar (a play), (the play has been staged at Bengaluru, Bellary, Tumku Chitradurga and other parts of Karnataka), 1998; Autobiography - Ontikalina Nadige (walk in one leg)

Edited Works

  • Ambedkar Kavithegalu (An Anthology of Poems on Dr. Ambedkar) for Karnataka Sahitya Academy
  • Dalitha Kathegalu (An Anthology of Dalit Short Stories) for Karnataka Sahitya Academy
  • Kelavargada Vachanakaararu (Saint poets from the lower strata of the society of 12th century Karnataka)
  • Rangabhumi Antharanga: C.G.K. (a commemorative volume on a well-known theatre Director Sri C.G. Krishna Swamy) and (v) Suvarna
  • Sanchaya ( An Anthology of Modern Kannada Poetry from the beginning of the 20th century) for Kannada Sahitya Parishad; Chairman,
  • Committee for publishing Babu Jagjivan Ram’s works in Kannada

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