U. R. Ananthamurthy

(21 December 1932 - / Melige, Tirthahalli taluk, Shimoga District, Kingdom of Mysore / India)

U. R. Ananthamurthy
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Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy is a contemporary writer and critic in the Kannada language and is considered as one of the pioneers of the Navya movement. He is well known among Indian authors. He is the sixth person among eight recipients of the Jnanpith Award for the Kannada language, the highest literary honor conferred in India. In 1998, he received the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India.He was the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala during the late 1980s.

Early Life

Ananthamurthy was born in Melige, in Tirthahalli taluk in the Shimoga District. His education started in a traditional Sanskrit school in Doorvasapura and ... more »

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It Is Raining Again

Do you remember? Can you guess coquette
My tall girl, I listen with muffled ears
In secret shall I make you wise, turn this side
After revealing all why close your ears?

My dark eyed lass, who clapped to laugh,
Innocent one who hid behind the door to startle!
It is raining again - do you remember it all?
Not one or two moments - but the pleasure, the pain, the desire and the fear.

You half opened your eyes when I tweaked the navel
Saying, 'You twin-petal bud shall I blossom you?'
My minx, in that moment of want and satiety
So coy you grew, biting ...

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