Chandrashekhar Patil

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Champa
Born Chandrashekhar Patil
(1939-06-18) 18 June 1939 (age 79)
Hattimattur, Tq: Savanuru, Di: Haveri, Karnataka
Nationality Indian
Education MA (Linguistics)
Alma mater Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), University of Leeds
Occupation Writer, public intellectual, professor
Notable work Gandhi Smarane
Movement Bandaya movement

Chandrashekar Patil (born 1939), popularly known as "Champa", is an Indian poet, playwright and public intellectual writing in Kannada. He is considered as one of the foremost voices of the Bandaya movement.

Champa is the editor of the influential literary journal Sankramana started with two of his friends Siddalinga Pattanashetti and Giraddi Govindaraj in 1964. He is known for leading many social and literary movements such as Gokak agitation, Bandaya movement, anti-Emergency agitation, agitation for the implementation of Mandal report, Farmer's movement, etc.

After retiring as professor of English from Karnatak University, Patil served as the President of Kannada Sahitya Parishat and as the Chairman of Kannada Development Authority.[1] Protesting the assassination of his friend and Vachana scholar M. M. Kalburgi, he recently returned his Pampa Award, the highest literary honour of the government of Karnataka.[2]

Select bibliography[edit]

Poetry

Plays

  • Kodegalu
  • Appa (1969)
  • Gurtinavaru (1971)
  • Tingara Buddanna (1971)
  • Kattala Ratri
  • Gokarnada Goudasani (1974)
  • Nalakaviya Mastabhisheka (1979)

Street play

  • Jagadamebeya beedinataka

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chandrashekar Patil". Karnataka.com. Oneindia.com. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kalburgi murder: Kannada writer to return Pampa award". The Hindu. September 7, 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015.