S. L. Bhyrappa
Who is S. L. Bhyrappa?
Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa, is a Kannada novelist, whose works are immensely popular both within and beyond Karnataka. Bhyrappa is widely regarded as one of India's foremost modern-day writers. His novels are unique in terms of theme, structure, and characterization. He has been among the top selling authors of Kannada language. Books written by him and translated to Hindi and Marathi have also been top sellers for the past several years. Most of his works reveal the theme of Advaita vedanta and search of truth. He has been awarded with the 20th Saraswati Samman for 2010.
Bhyrappa's works do not fit into any specific genre of contemporary Kannada literature such as Navodaya, Navya, Bandaya, or Dalita partly because of the range of topics they deal with. His major works have been the centre of several heated public debates and controversies.
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