K. S. Bhagawan
Born: 14 July 1945
- He Kannada writer, translator, and retired professor.
- In addition to his works on Hinduism, Indian culture, and history he has translated the works of William Shakespeare including Julius Caesar and Hamlet.
- He is a recipient of many awards including the Rajyotsava Award, Kuvempu Award, and the Lokayata Award.
- He acquired a post-graduate degree in the English language from the University of Mysore.
- As a professor, he taught English at Maharaja’s College in Mysore.
- At the same time, he worked as a writer and translator.
- In 1982, his work Shankaracharya and Reactionary Philosophy (original title: ಶಂಕರಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರತಿಗಾಮಿತನ), a collection of essays, on how Adi Shankara, an 8th-century Hindu theologian, advocated the caste system strongly, destroyed Buddhist viharas and was against education for women, Shudras and Dalits, was published.
- His other books in Kannada include Badalaavane, Antarya and Kuvempu Yuga. As a translator, he translated the popular works of William Shakespeare to Kannada.
- It includes Merchant of Venice as Venisina Vartaka, and others such as Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and Othello..
- He was chosen for the Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement for the year 2013.
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