ANANTHARNGACHAR N., 1904-1996
N. (n. anantarangAcAr) (ಅನಂತರಂಗಾಚಾರ್
ಎನ್.) was an erudite scholar with specific interests in
textual criticism, ancient Kannada literature and Tamil religious literature.
He was born in Thirumakudalu Narasipura a well known pilgrimage center in
Anantharangachar has more than 25 published works and a number of articles published in reputed journals and periodicals to his credit. Many of them are diligently prepared editions of ancient classics. He has taken to a number of palm leaf and paper manuscripts in to consideration during his work. His monographs on ancient poets such as Nemichandra, Ranna and Lakshmeesha provide authentic and useful information to general public as well as students of Kannada literature. ‘Sahitybharati’ is a compendium of introductory articles on the history of literatures in various Indian languages. Another laudable work by Anantharangachar is the voluminous work which gives an alphabetical list of all the poems in all the Champu works that are available in Kannada. A list of publications by Anantharangachar is provided here:
1. Textual Criticism.
sudhArNava’ by Mallikarjuna, 1947, 72,
by malla Kavi, 1973, Kannada Sahitya Parishath,
Durgasimha, Sharadamandira, 1973,
kAdamabrI’ by Nagavarma, 1973, Usha Sahityamale,
f. ‘kumArarAmana sAngatya’ (Abridged Version), 1974
g. ‘jagannAthavijaya’, (Agridged Version), 1974
‘drONa parva’, by Kumaravyasa,
‘karNa parva’, by Kumaravyasa, 1940, O.R.I.,
j. ‘shalya parva’ and ‘gadA parva’, 1943, 1947, O.R.I. Mysore
‘Pampabharatam’, (With a
rendering in prose), 1977 Kannada Sahitya Parishath,
l. ‘cAvunDarAyapurANa’ and ‘lOkOpakAra’ by Chavundaraya-1, (Partly), (Published in Kannada Sahitya Parishath Patrike and Prabuddha Karnataka respectively.
2. Original works:
‘Sahitya Bharathi’ (Histories
of Literatures of 20 Indian languages), 1970,
‘ashvatthAman- ondu hakkinOta’,
NarasimhAcArya-jIvana mattu karya’, Kannada sahitya parishath, 1971,
sampada’ (A collection of 25 articles), Chief Editor, T.V. Venkatachala
Shastri, 2004, Kannada Sahitya Parishath,
j. ‘prabuddha karnATakad akArADi sUci’, 1982, Mysore University, Mysore.
campU kAvyagaLa padyAnukramaNike’, 1972,
(Commemoration Volume and a collection of articles) Chief Editor: T.V.
Anatharangachar was honored with the life time award of