Na D'Souza

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Na D'Souza

Na D'Souza (or Norbert D'Souza)[1] is a novelist, writer in Kannada language living in Sagara, Karnataka, India. He is the President of 80th All India Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, Madikeri 2014.

Career[edit]

Na D'Souza is from Sagar town of Shimoga district in Karnataka and worked in Government Departments.[2] He worked for Public Works Department, Karnataka for 37 years.[1]

Na D'Souza has written more than 40 novels, many short stories, plays and literature for children[2] and total number of his published books cross 94.[3] He has received Central Sahitya Academy's Bala Sahitya Puraskar for his children novel Mulugadeya Oorige Bandavaru.[2] He has been writing in Kannada for more than three decades and his two novels Dweepa and Kadina Benki were made into motion pictures and won National awards.[1] He also participated in agitations of public interest.[1] Some of his works like Dweepa have been translated into English.[4]

Recognitions[edit]

  • Karnataka Sahitya Academy award - 1993[5]
  • Karnataka Rajyotsava Award - 1998[6]
  • Alwas Nudisiri Award - 2006[7]
  • Honorary Doctorate (DLit) by Kuvempu University[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Na D'Souza to chair Kannada literary fest". 4 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Na. D’Souza to chair 80th Kannada literary meet". The Hindu. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Mulugade, page 186
  4. ^ "Dweepa - Island". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Mulugade.P 187
  6. ^ Mulugade.P 188
  7. ^ a b Mulugade.P 189

Bibliography[edit]

  • D'Souza, Na (2011). Mulugade (Kannada Novel) (2nd ed.). Ravindra Pustakalaya Chamarajpet Sagar-577 401, India.