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(12th ? -16th ? / Koliwad, Gadag, North Karnataka / India)

Kumara Vyasa
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Kumara Vyasa (Kannada: ಕುಮಾರವ್ಯಾಸ) is the pen name of Gadhugina Veera Naranappa (Kannada: ಗದುಗಿನ ನಾರಣಪ್ಪ), a classical poet of Kannada. His pen name is a tribute to his magnum opus, a rendering of the Mahabharatha in Kannada. Kumara Vyasa literally means Little Vyasa or Son of Vyasa.

Place and Time

The period of Kumara Vyasa's life had been a subject of scholarly dispute. Scholarly opinion placed his time in varying periods starting from the 12th Century to 16th Century. However, opinion has now agreed that Kumara Vyasa lived during the late 14th and early 15th Centuries.

His magnum opus, Karnata Bharata Kathamanjari was completed in 1430 when Deva ... more »

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