Dinakara Desai

(1909 - 1982 / Hondakkal, Kumta taluk, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka / India)

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Dinakara Desai (ದಿನಕರ ದೇಸಾಯಿ) is a Writer, Educationist, Political activist, and poet. He is famous for his poetry form called chutuka (also known as Chutuka Brahma). Chutuka or chutuku is a quadraplet poem. This format was later adopted by other poets. He has made major contributions towards the literary development of the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka.

Career

Desai initially intended to become a lawyer but was influenced by labour union activists M. N. Joshi and Thakkar Basha, who motivated him to contribute to the labour movement. He later became an associate to M. N. Joshi, reviewing the social issues that caused problems toward labourers. In this regard, he ... more »

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