Anupama Niranjana

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Anupama Niranjana
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Venkata Lakshmi

1934 (1934)
Died1991 (aged 56–57)
Occupation(s)Doctor, writer

Anupama Niranjana (Kannada: ಅನುಪಮಾ ನಿರಂಜನ) (1934–1991)[1] was a doctor in India and writer of modern Kannada fiction and non-fiction.

She advocated the woman's point of view and was one among such writers in Kannada, which includes others like Triveni and M. K. Indira. Her novel Runamuktalu was made into a film by Puttanna Kanagal.[2]

Born Venkatalakshmi, Anupama practiced as a physician in Dharwad and Bangalore. Anupama took to writing early in life and wrote several novels and stories dealing with social issues, particularly women's issue.[3] She was married to the Kannada writer Niranjana, a novelist of the Progressive school of modern Kannada literature. Their daughters Tejaswini and Seemanthini are academics.

Anupama died of cancer.[citation needed] An award has been instituted in her name for women writing in Kannada.[4]

Major works[edit]

  • Anant Geetha
  • Shwetambari
  • Sneh Pallavi
  • Runamuktalu
  • Kanmani
  • Odalu
  • Nenapu: Sihi-Kahi
  • Kallol
  • Aala
  • Mukti Chitra
  • Madhavi
  • Ghosha
  • Nati
  • Moolamukhi (last novel)
  • Cancer Jagattu
  • Taayi magu
  • Dinakkondu kathe (collection of children's stories)

Major awards[edit]

Kannada Rajyotsava