Ur Ananthamurthy

  • EC may remove Ananthamurthy, Karnad pictures from public places, buses 08-04-2014 02:18 PM

    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 08-04-2014 11:45 AM

    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 22-09-2013 09:00 AM

    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 20-09-2013 03:07 PM

    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 18-09-2013 05:37 PM

    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 16-04-2013 03:51 PM

    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...
  • Amitav Ghosh shortlisted for Hindu prize 26-09-2011 01:49 PM

    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',...