H. M. Nayak
|H M Nayak|
Harogadde, Shimoga, Karnataka, India
|Died||10 November 2000
|Genre||Folklore and Essays|
Harogadde Manappa Nayak (Kannada: ಹಾ.ಮಾ.ನಾಯಕ್, Ha Ma Nayak) (1931 - 10 November 2000) was an academician, writer and folklorist.
He was born in the village Harogadde, Shimoga district in Karnataka. He served as a lecturer, and then professor, at the Mysore University, before being appointed the Director of the Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies at the university. Appointed the Vice-chancellor of Gulbarga University on 2 November 1984, he served until 15 February 1987, when he resigned citing moral responsibility for examination malpractices.
He won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1989, for the work Samprati.
- Namma Maneya Deepa, collection of essays
- Kannada Vratha
- Karnataka (1992)
- South Indian Studies (edited with B R Gopal, 1990)
- Samprati (1988)
- Soolangi, a collection of thirty reflective essays (1985)
- Epic in Indian literature (1985)
- Impact of Marxism on Indian life and literature - proceedings of a national seminar (editor, 1972)
- Janapada Swarupa, collection of essays on the nature and scope of folklore (1971)
- Kannada - Literary and Colloquial, a study of two styles (1967)
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