Central Sahitya Academy award for Dr. CN Ramachandran
Dr. C.N. Ramachandran, noted Kannada writer awarded the Central Sahitya Akademi Award for his book of essays, Akyana-Vyakyana.
Dr. C. N. Ramachandran was my esteemed colleague at Mangalore University, has taught English language and literature in various universities in India, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and the U. S. Primarily a critic-translator, he has published both in English and Kannada. His works in English include: a study of British drama (Shifting Perspectives, 1986), and monographs on Triveni and Shivarama Karanth. Some of his works in Kannada include a novel (Shodha, 1978), Post-colonial discourse (Vasahatottara Chintane, 1998), comparative criticism (Taulanika Sahitya, 1996), and a study of 25 oral epics (Hosa Madiya Mele Chaduranga, 2007). He has translated many works from Kannada to English, the most ambitious being the translation of the Kannada oral epic Male Madeshwara ( 2001). He has presented papers in National and International Conferences held in San Francisco, Tokyo, Turku, Frankfurt, and New Delhi.
His awards include the ‘Karnataka Rajyotsava Award’ (2007), ‘Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award for lifetime Achievement’ (2001), ‘Katha-award’ for translation (1994), and K K Birla Fellowship (2005).
Let us congratulate him.