18 June 1939
Hattimattur, Tq: Savanuru, Di: Haveri, Karnataka
|Alma mater||Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), University of Leeds|
|Occupation||Writer, public intellectual, professor|
|Notable work||Gandhi Smarane|
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. 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.
- Banuli (1960)
- 19 Kavanagalu
- Gandhi smarane
- Hoovu Hennu Taare
- Shalmala Nanna Shalmala
- Ardha Satyada Hudugi (1989; Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry)
- Appa (1969)
- Gurtinavaru (1971)
- Tingara Buddanna (1971)
- Kattala Ratri
- Gokarnada Goudasani (1974)
- Nalakaviya Mastabhisheka (1979)
- Jagadamebeya beedinataka
- "Chandrashekar Patil". Karnataka.com. Oneindia.com. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- "Kalburgi murder: Kannada writer to return Pampa award". The Hindu. September 7, 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015.