H. M. Nayak
|H M Nayak|
Harogadde, Shimoga, Karnataka, India
|Died||10 November 2000
|Genre||Folklore and Essays|
Harogadde Manappa Nayak (Kannada: ಹಾ.ಮಾ.ನಾಯಕ್, Ha Ma Nayak) (1931 - 10 November 2000) was an academician, writer and folklorist.
He was born in the village Harogadde, Shimoga district in Karnataka. He served as a lecturer, and then professor, at the Mysore University, before being appointed the Director of the Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies at the university. Appointed the Vice-chancellor of Gulbarga University on 2 November 1984, he served until 15 February 1987, when he resigned citing moral responsibility for examination malpractices.
He won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1989, for the work Samprati,collection of his column writing.
- Namma Maneya Deepa, collection of essays
- Kannada Vratha
- Karnataka (1992)
- South Indian Studies (edited with B R Gopal, 1990)
- Samprati (1988)
- Soolangi, a collection of thirty reflective essays (1985)
- Epic in Indian literature (1985)
- Impact of Marxism on Indian life and literature - proceedings of a national seminar (editor, 1972)
- Janapada Swarupa, collection of essays on the nature and scope of folklore (1971)
- Kannada - Literary and Colloquial, a study of two styles (1967)
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