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Akilan P.V. (1922-1988) Tamil writer and Jnanapeeth award winner. Works include Chittirappavai & Kayalvizhi
Amrita Preetam (1919-) Poetess and novelist. Winner of Jnanapeeth award in 1981
Ashapurna Devi (1909-) Bengali writer and Jnanapeeth awardee
Dattatraya R. Bendre Kannada Poet and Jnanapeeth award winner [more]
Girish Karnad (1938-) Kannada playwright, actor and director; Jnanapeeth awardee
Jnanapeeth (jnana-pee-thha, from Sanskrit, translates to "the seat of knowledge"), the highest literary honor in India, awarded by the Government of India.
Masti Venkatesh Iyengar Kannada short story writer; Jnanapeeth awardee; works include Madakari Nayaka
Puttappa K. V. Popular Kannada poet and writer; Jnanapeeth award winner; works include Sri Ramayana Darshanam, Kanooru Heggaditi [more]
Shivaram Karanth Accomplished writer; dancer, novelist, environmentalist and educator; Jnanapeeth awardee; works include Mookajjiya Kanasugalu, Hucchu Hareyada Hadinaru Mukha [more]
Thakazhi Shivashankar Pillai (1915-1999) Malayalam writer and Jnanapeeth awardee; works include Kayar, Chemmeen, Rantitangazhi
Viswanatha Satyanarayana (1895-1976) Telugu writer and poet; awardee of Jnanapeeth, known as a writer in rigid classical style.

 

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