WRITER

Kuvempu

1904 - 1994

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Kuppalli Venkatappa Puttappa (29 December 1904 – 11 November 1994), popularly known by his pen name Kuvempu , was an Indian poet, playwright, novelist and critic. He is widely regarded as the greatest Kannada poet of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kuvempu has received more than 2,288,019 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Kuvempu is the 1,535th most popular writer (down from 1,464th in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from India (down from 167th in 2019) and the 34th most popular Indian Writer.

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  • 58.31

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  • 22

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  • 2.34

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  • 3.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Śmaśāna kurukṣētraṃ
Koḷalu
Ityādi
History and criticism, Kannada poetry
Pakṣikāśi
Prēmakāśmīra
Tapōnandana
History and criticism, Kannada literature, Kannada poetry

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Kuvempu ranks 1,535 out of 7,302Before him are Anne Desclos, Carson McCullers, Rainis, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Asconius Pedianus, and Andal. After him are Giovannino Guareschi, John Gay, Adnan Oktar, Fritz Gerlich, Corax of Syracuse, and Jerzy Kosiński.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1904, Kuvempu ranks 73Before him are Georges Canguilhem, Viktor Brack, Sergey Biryuzov, Count Basie, Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i, and Isamu Noguchi. After him are Felix Nussbaum, Luigi Dallapiccola, Yves Congar, Minoru Genda, Ba Jin, and Ralph Bunche. Among people deceased in 1994, Kuvempu ranks 79Before him are Jacques Ellul, Golo Mann, Johannes Steinhoff, Alain Cuny, Cab Calloway, and Max Bill. After him are Federica Montseny, Zein Al-Sharaf Talal, Tengiz Abuladze, Jean Borotra, Branko Mikulić, and Yevgeny Leonov.

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In India

Among people born in India, Kuvempu ranks 198 out of 1,861Before him are Shilpa Shetty (1975), M. Visvesvaraya (1861), Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621), Amrish Puri (1932), Hema Malini (1948), and Andal (800). After him are Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703), Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), Thiruvalluvar (350), Feroze Gandhi (1912), and Ram Narayan (1927).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Kuvempu ranks 34Before him are Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820), Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), Mahadevi Varma (1907), Dnyaneshwar (1275), B. K. S. Iyengar (1918), and Andal (800). After him are Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (1942), Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907), Anna Leonowens (1831), Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876), Mir Taqi Mir (1723), and Surdas (1478).