Udyavara Madhava Acharya

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Udyavara Madhava Acharya
Born 25 March 1941
Udupi District Karnataka
Nationality Indian
Occupation Professor, short story writer, poet, theater director

Udyavara Madhava Acharya (born 25 March 1941, Udupi Karnataka) is an orator,[1] short story writer,[2][3] poet, actor,[4] choreographer in the media of drama, classical dance and Yakshagana, and an economics professor. He publishes his literary works with pen name "UMA" Being a postgraduate in Economics, Acharya began his career in Bhandarkar's college Kundapur, continued his service in Poornaprajna College Udupi and retired as Principal at B B Hegde College of Business Management Kundapur.[citation needed]

List of literary works[edit]

Short Story collections

  • Baagida Mara (Karnataka Sahithya Academy Award, 1970),
  • Bhaagadoddammana Kathe (selected as an undergraduate textbook at Mangalore University),
  • Belakinedege
  • Hadi
  • Nidu Patheyavanu
  • Silu Bidirina Sillu

Essay Collections

  • Ranga Prabandhagalu
  • Nrithya prabandhagalu
  • Yaksha Prabandhagalu
  • Sahithya Spandana (essays on different literary figures including Pu. Ti. Na, kuvempu, Karanth, Sediyapu)

Collections of Poems

  • Rangasthalada Kanavarikegalu
  • Hu Midi Hadu (for children)
  • Radhe Emba Gathe

Dramas

  • Iddakkidanthe Nataka
  • Edeyolagana Dipa (a detective story)
  • Gode
  • Krishnana Solu
  • Rani Abbakka Devi (written for Akashavani, Mangalore)

Dance Drama Scripts

  • Kuvara Bhasmasura
  • Chinnara Krishna
  • Panchali
  • Bhishma Sathyavrithanadaddu
  • Stri Shakthi
  • Gandhari
  • Usha Parinaya
  • Stabdha
  • Ganga Lahari
  • Ambe
  • Shakuntha Kujana
  • Seetheya Svagatha
  • Dakshayini
  • Hamsanaada
  • Jwale
  • Nrithya Vyasa

List of experimental theatrical works[edit]

  • (1982) Brahmakapala[5] – different perspective given to classical Yakshagana Prasanga
  • (1983) Andhayuga – Drama by Dharamavira Bharati – Translation – Sidhalinga Pattana Shetty
  • (1983) Hamsa Damayanthi – Telugu lyrics based Yaksha Roopaka
  • (1984) Bringada benneri Banthu – Based on Bendre's poems
  • (1985) Arundhathi – Folk Dance Drama
  • (1985) ChithrangadeRabindranath Tagore – Translation N S Laxminarayana Bhat
  • (1985, 2000) Shabari – Edited script by Sediyapu Krishna Bhat and Su Ram Ekkundi's ballad presented both as YakshaNataka and NrithyaNataka
  • (1985) Ananda Mukunda – based on Madhvacharya's Dvadasha Stotra
  • (1986) AshvathamanHalekannada Drama by B. M. Srikantaiah
  • (1985) HebberaluHalekannada Drama by Rashtakavi M. Govinda Pai
  • (1985, 1988, 1997, 2003) Ahalye, Harinabhisarana, Sathyana Harischandra, Haricharithe operas of PuTiNa
  • (1988) Sitapaharana – Drama in Muktha Chandassu by Kadengodlu Shankara Bhat
  • (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1996) Vrindavana, Haridasa Vijaya, Avathara Vaibhava, Sri Manohara, Billa Habba using Dasa Sahitya
  • (1989) Navanitha Ramayana – Muliya Thimmappayya's Khanda Kavya[6]
  • (1986) Suryasthadinda Suryodayadavarege – Drama translated by Sidhalinga Pattana Shetty
  • (1993) Bhagavadgitha Nrithya Vaibhavam – presentation of Krishna’s Vishvarupa Darshana
  • (1994) Kuvara Bhasmasura – dance drama written and directed by Udyavara Madhava Acharya
  • (1999) Panchali – presented as Solo Yaksha Nrithya Nataka – by Udyavara Madhava Acharya
  • (1999) Mahatma – a dance drama based on Kuvempu's Ramayana Darshana
  • (2001) Matte Ramana Kathe – Sanskrit Drama by Bhavabhuti translated by Bannanje Govinda Acharya
  • (2002) Shvamedha – Ballad by Sediyapu Krishna Bhat
  • (2002) Bhishma Sathyavrithanadaddu – presented as Solo Yaksha Nrithya Nataka – by Udyavara Madhava Acharya
  • (2002) Soundarya Lahari – based on Adi Shankara's life and works[7]
  • (2003) Ramayana Mahanveshana – a dance drama based on Ramayana written by M Veerappa Moily
  • (2003) Ruthu Githe and Mukthadvara – opera by K. Shivaram Karanth
  • (2003) Rukminisha Vijaya – a solo dance drama based on the Samskrita treatise by saint Vadirajatirtha
  • (2004) Madriya Chite – Ballad(Kathana Kavana) by Kadengodlu Shankara Bhat
  • (2005) Upanishadudhyanam – a dance drama based on Upanishads
  • (2006) Hidimbe – a drama by Kadengodlu Shankara Bhat
  • (2006) Valmika Ninada – a dance drama conceptualised written and directed by Udyavara Madhava Acharya based on the life of Sage Valmiki
  • (2007) Gandhari – a solo theatrical presentation written and directed by Udyavara Madhava Acharya
  • (2007) Honniya Maduve – a folk theme ballad by Kadengodlu Shankara Bhat
  • (2007) Maha Yogi – a drama by Kadengodlu Shankara Bhat
  • (2007) Silu Bidirina Sillu – a Kannada short story written by Udyavara Madhava Acharya presented as a solo theatrical number
  • (2009) Kuchela Krishna – dance drama based on poet Pu Ti Na's ballad
  • (2010) Seetheya Svagatha – a solo thematic dance presentation on reminiscence by expectant Seetha when she is left to fend for herself in the dense forest
  • (2011) Rathi Nrithya Vilasa – dance drama based on Saint Kanaka Dasa's composition Mohanatarangini
  • (2011) Narada Koravanji – a dance drama based on Saint Vadiraja's s composition Narada Koravanji
  • (2012) Jwale – a thematic solo dance drama based on the story of Queen Jwale of kingdom Mahishmathi
  • (2012) Hamsanaada – a thematic solo dance presentation on the story of Damayanthi and King Nala
  • (2012) Mahakavyadolagana Samaanyana Prasanga – a drama based on a commoner's point of view in various events of Mahabharatha
  • (2013) Nrithya Vyasa – a thematic solo dance presentation based on the life of Vyasa Maharshi
  • (2013) Keechaka Vadhe – yaksha-bharatha dance drama based on Saint Vadiraja's poem Keechaka Vadhe

Acharya has served as a member of Karnataka Janapada Academy. Rajyothsava Award from the Government of Karnataka, Rangavisharada from Rangabhoomi, Udupi are some of the awards he received. He has led the 4th Kannada Sahithya Sammelana of Udupi.[8] Cultural friends of Udupi under the able guidance of Pejavar Mutt and Puttige Mutt Swamiji felicitated Acharya on his 60th birthday under the banner SAMOOHA RANGOTHSAVA.

Awards[edit]

Rajyotsava Prashasti
Ranga Visharada from Rangabhumi Udupi

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