Malabar Pied Hornbill at Bhadra Wildlife sanctuary, Karnataka, India
Hi. I am Dinesh Kannambadi. I was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. I am a microchip designer (microprocessor) and an Electronics Engineer by education. The surname Kannambadi is from "AneKannambadi" in Hassan district from where my ancestors hail. I am a U.S citizen and have been living in the U.S.A. since 1988 when I left India for graduate studies. My interests are History (especially of Karnataka and Kannada language), WildlifePhotography, birding (including educating myself about habitats, animal behaviour etc). Travelling the back roads of Karnataka, exploring well known and lesser known temples, understanding the various architectural styles, sculptural details and history of the kingdoms that originated there, soaking in the culture and talking to locals are favourite hobbies. I have travelled to most of the wildlife sanctuaries in Southern Karnataka and in East Africa in pursuit of wildlife. Currently number of species of birds I have spotted is about 375 and the number of species of mammals exceeds 50 and growing. While in the U.S. I spend time birding and reading history books I purchased in India.
This Special Barnstar is awarded to Dinesh for showing exemplary courage to stand his ground in light of false accusations laid on him in Talk:Kannada literature. Dinesh, you deserve this... ¿Amar៛Talk to me/My edits 04:43, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
The Barnstar of National Merit
For his tremendous contributions to Western Chalukya architecture and other Karnataka-related articles, I award Dineshkannambadi the Barnstar of National Merit. AreJay (talk) 19:52, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Great work on karnataka history. i hope there were 30 more of you that i can allocate one each to each indian state. Though sometimes, i don't agree with some of the works that you cite or the inferences, this award is in recognition to the tireless efforts made to bring FA level articles. Great going and keep this ticking. Kalyan 16:50, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
The Photographer's Barnstar
For your beautiful original photographs of Karnataka temples - Parthi 20:10, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Hi Dinesh, I am thankful and greatly appreciate the phenomenal work you have done(and continue to do) on Kannada, Karnataka, Kannadiga related pages. As a small token of my appreciation I hand you this barnstar which was long overdue. Keep up the GREAT work. Sirigannadam Gelge! Sarvagnya 04:06, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Epic Barnstar for your phenomenal effort and tireless contributions in articles relating to History of Karnataka. Hoping to see more FAs from you.Naveen(talk) 06:25, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
The Black Cross of St. Declan
You, Dineshkannambadi, are awarded the Black Cross of St. Declan for going medieval on our asses with your excellent work on articles of Dark Ages and Middle Ages interest. De réir a chéile a thógtar na caisleáin - "It takes time to build castles" Ciarán of Clonmacnoise 05:59, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
Hi Dinesh. Just to say you've done a wonderful job with your edits to the article over the past few months - it flows much more smoothly now, and is a much better article for the work you've done. Arulmozhivarman smiles in delight.Taprobanus (talk) 02:24, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
Suryanath U. Kamat, A Concise history of Karnataka from pre-historic times to the present, Jupiter books, MCC, Bangalore, 2001 (Reprinted 2002) OCLC: 7796041
K.A. Nilakanta Sastri, History of South India, From Prehistoric times to fall of Vijayanagar, 1955, OUP, New Delhi (Reprinted 2002), ISBN 019560686-8
Dr. Romila Thapar, The Penguin History of Early India, From Origin to 1300 AD., 2003, Penguin, New Delhi, ISBN 0-14-302989-4
K.V. Ramesh, Chalukyas of Vatapi, 1984, Agam Kala Prakashan, Delhi ISBN 3987-10333 .
R. Narasimhacharya, History of Kannada Literature, 1988, Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, Madras,1988 ISBN 81-206-0303-6.
George M. Moraes (1931), The Kadamba Kula, A History of Ancient and Medieval Karnataka, Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, Madras, 1990 ISBN 81-206-0595-0
Malini Adiga (2006), The Making of Southern Karnataka: Society, Polity and Culture in the early medieval period, AD 400-1030, Orient Longman, Chennai, ISBN 81 250 2912 5
Pandit Bisheshwar Nath Reu (1933), History of The Rashtrakutas (Rathodas), Publication scheme, Jaipur, (Reprinted 1997) ISBN 81-86782-12-5
Altekar, Anant Sadashiv (1934), The Rashtrakutas And Their Times; being a political, administrative, religious, social, economic and literary history of the Deccan during C. 750 A.D. to C. 1000 A.D, Oriental Book Agency, Poona, OCLC 3793499
Karmarkar, A.P. (1947), Cultural history of Karnataka : ancient and medieval, Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Dharwad OCLC 8221605
West, E.W. (1877), History of Bombay Karnataka, Musalman and Maratha A.D. 1300-1818, Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, Madras (Reprinted 1989), ISBN 81-206-0468-9
Pranesh, Meera Rajaram (2003), Musical Composers during Wodeyar Dynasty (1638-1947 A.D.), Vee Emm Publications, Bangalore EBK 94056
Jain and Jain, Surendranath Shripalji and Sarojini Surendranath, Bahubali of Jainbadri (Shravanabelagola) and other Jain Shrines of Deccan, (1953), Second edition (2005), S.D.J.M.I. Managing Committe, Shravanabelagola.
Chopra P.N., Ravindran T.K., Subrahmanian N. (2003), History of South India (Ancient, Medieval and Modern), Chand publications, New Delhi ISBN 81-219-0153-7
Gowda, Aswathanarayana, Blazing trail of Golden Era-Tourism guide of Hassan district, (2006), District Tourism Council, Government of Karnataka
Paul Harding, Janine Eberle, Patrick Horton, Amy Karafin and Simon Richmond, (1998), South India, Lonely Planet (Reprinted 2005) ISBN 1-74104-165-1
Hampi, A Travel Guide, Department of Tourism, India, Good Earth publication, New Delhi 2003 ISBN 81-877801-7-7
Speaking stones: World Cultural Heritage Sites in India By Bill Aitken, Eicher Goodearth Limited,, India Dept. of Tourism Published by Eicher Goodearth Limited, 2002 ISBN 8187780002, ISBN 9788187780007