K. Shivaram Karanth

1902 - 1997

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Kota Shivarama Karanth (10 October 1902 – 9 December 1997) was an Indian polymath, who was a novelist in Kannada language, playwright and an ecological conservationist. Ramachandra Guha called him the "Rabindranath Tagore of Modern India, who has been one of the finest novelists-activists since independence". He was the third writer to be decorated with the Jnanpith Award for Kannada, the highest literary honor conferred in India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of K. Shivaram Karanth has received more than 513,310 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. K. Shivaram Karanth is the 2,957th most popular writer, the 318th most popular biography from India and the 50th most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, K. Shivaram Karanth ranks 2,957 out of 5,794Before him are Philips of Marnix, Lord of Saint-Aldegonde, Vincent Voiture, Anne-Cath. Vestly, Georges Schehadé, Richard Baxter, and Stanisław Konarski. After him are Dámaso Alonso, Tristan Bernard, Ubayd Zakani, John Stott, Justus Jonas, and William of Jumièges.

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Among people born in 1902, K. Shivaram Karanth ranks 146Before him are Josef Krips, Lon L. Fuller, Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Fritz Machlup, Virginio Rosetta, and Boris Barnet. After him are Sylvain Arend, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Regina Jonas, Józef Maria Bocheński, Margaret Hamilton, and Ilmari Salminen. Among people deceased in 1997, K. Shivaram Karanth ranks 122Before him are Georges Marchais, Ho Feng-Shan, Dick van Dijk, Anatoli Boukreev, Harold Robbins, and Brian Keith. After him are Josef Pieper, James A. Michener, Joan Coromines, Saw Maung, Edmond Leburton, and David Doyle.

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In India

Among people born in India, K. Shivaram Karanth ranks 318 out of 1,227Before him are Iskander Mirza (1899), Viswanathan Anand (1969), Zail Singh (1916), Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861), Debendranath Tagore (1817), and Sridevi (1963). After him are Anil Kapoor (1956), Kadambini Ganguly (1861), C. N. Annadurai (1909), Kumaragupta I (400), Baba Amte (1914), and Rash Behari Bose (1886).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, K. Shivaram Karanth ranks 50Before him are Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907), Ram Prasad Bismil (1897), Rahul Sankrityayan (1893), Bhavabhuti (null), Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1908), and Jaggi Vasudev (1957). After him are Shakuntala Devi (1929), Sumitranandan Pant (1900), Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), Chittaranjan Das (1869), D. R. Bendre (1896), and U. R. Ananthamurthy (1932).