Ur Ananthamurthy

  • Acclaimed Kannada writer UR Anathamurthy passes away August 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Renowned Kannda writer UR Anathamurthy passed away on Friday night. Ananthamurthy was hospitalised after suffering from kidney problems and had stopped responding to dialysis. The 81-year-old writer was on life support. One of India's best known writers and thinkers, Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy was considered an ambassador of literature...
  • UR Ananthamurthy: Eternally vigilant writer, thinker and teacher August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, known as UR Ananthamurthy, died on Friday. He was 82. Ananthamurthy was one of India's best known writers and thinkers both within India and abroad. He wore many hats. He was a celebrated English professor, acclaimed writer, admired activist and a loved mentor to many. Born at...
  • Veteran Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies at 82 August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, known as UR Ananthamurthy, died on Friday. He was 82. Ananthamurthy was one of India's best known writers and thinkers both within India and abroad. He wore many hats. He was a celebrated English professor, acclaimed writer, admired activist and a loved mentor to many. The Karnataka government...
  • Eminent writer UR Ananthamurthy in a critical condition, put on life support August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Eminent Kannada writer and thinker UR Ananthamurthy is battling for his life at Manipal hospital in Bangalore. The 82-year-old stalwart of Indian literature has been unwell for a long time. He has been undergoing a daily dialysis after both his kidneys failed a few years back. According to the...
  • Shabana Azmi defends Ananthamurthy, says Modi must control fringe mobs May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted Kannada literary personality and Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy has found a voice of support in veteran actress Shabana Azmi after he was targeted by the supporters of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi. The actress said that the PM-elect must control the fringe groups who threaten and abuse. Defending...
  • The future frightens me, Modi should feel sorrow for those who died in Gujarat: Ananthamurthy May 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Eminent Kannada writer and Jnanapeeth Award recipient Dr UR Ananthamurthy has been given security by the Karnataka Government after some Narendra Modi fans asked him to leave India for opposing Modi for the post of the Prime Minister. In last September, Ananthamurthy had said that he would not live...
  • Ananthamurthy given security after 'threat calls' by NaMo Brigade May 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Noted Kannada literary personality and Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy has been given police security after the writer claimed that he was getting threat calls and was also sent two one way tickets to Karachi by a group called the NaMo brigade. Ananthamurthy had gone on record to say that...
  • 'NaMo Brigade' sends travel itinerary to UR Ananthamurthy May 18, 2014

    Bangalore: A group called "NaMo Brigade" has sent a travel itinerary to noted Kannada literary personality and Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy, who had said that he would leave the country if Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister. 'NaMo Brigade' is a group of volunteers that was formed with a mission- 'Narendra...
  • EC may remove Ananthamurthy, Karnad pictures from public places, buses April 8, 2014

    Bangalore: The Election Commission is facing a unique problem in Karnataka. The opposition BJP and other parties have requested the commission to remove the pictures of Jnanpeeth Award winning Kannada writers Dr UR Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad from public places till the voting gets over in the state on April...
  • Ananthakumar does a U-turn on anti-Modi comment but still opposes BJP April 8, 2014

    After claiming that he would leave India if Narendra Modi ever became the PM, Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy has now said that he has no such plans. Ananthamurthy said that his comment was made in the heat of the moment but maintained that he continues to oppose the BJP. ...
  • Watch: Modi an exhibitionist, authoritarian, says UR Ananthamurthy September 22, 2013

    Eminent Kannada author UR Ananthamurthy sparked a row by saying he will leave the country if Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister. "Modi is authoritarian and him ruling the country is a bad idea," he said. ...
  • Narendra Modi fans send money to Ananthamurthy, ask him to quit India September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Eminent writer and Jnanpeeth award recipient UR Ananthamurthy is getting money orders from Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi fans these days. Enraged over the 81-year-old internationally acclaimed Kannada writer's statements against Modi, his fans have started collecting money by using social media platform...
  • I won't live in a country ruled by Narendra Modi: UR Ananthamurthy September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Internationally acclaimed Kannada writer and thinker Dr UR Ananthamurthy said that he did not want to live in a country ruled by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The 81 year old, ailing writer feels that a man like him, who always fought against authoritarian tendencies in the government...
  • A dialogue between Chinua Achebe and UR Ananthamurthy April 16, 2013

    When Chinua Achebe visited the Dept. of English at the University of Mysore to deliver special lectures this dialogue with Prof. UR Ananthamurthy was recorded and published in the Sunday herald on April 12, 1981. A Kannada version of this dialogue is included in a collection of essays of Prof...
  • UR Ananthamurthy in Man Booker Prize shortlist January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Eminent writer UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted among 10 other authors for the international Man Booker Prize for fiction. Ananthamurthy, 80, is the only Indian to have made it to the final list of the prestigious prize. The list was unveiled today by the chair of judges Sir Christopher...
  • Will English continue to rule the Indian tongue? January 9, 2013

    Many years ago, more than I am willing to recount or reveal, I was returning from a school trip. The bus that had taken us primary school students of an 'English-medium' school pulled over outside the school, next to anxious parents waiting to receive their children. My mother also stood...
  • Amitav Ghosh shortlisted for Hindu prize September 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Seven writers, including Amitav Ghosh, Sunil Gangopadhyay and UR Ananthamurthy, are in the fray for the Hindu Best Fiction Award 2011, the Chennai-based newspaper group has announced. The shortlist for the award was unveiled by journalist Manu Joseph, who won the award last year for his 'Serious Men', at...