Dr S.L. BHYRAPPA ; Dr S.L. Bhyrappa is a Littérateur par excellence. He writes in the south Indian language, Kannada and has been a bestselling novelist for over 25 years now. His novels are widely translated to many Indian languages. He is a bestselling novelist in Marathi over the past decade and is among the top-five bestselling authors in Hindi. He is a conscious artist who depicts fundamental human emotions in his novels. In addition to his profound knowledge of Indian philosophical and cultural traditions, Professor Bhyrappa has had, since childhood, intense personal experiences in both rural and urban milieu. Consequently, his characters are deeply rooted in Indian soil. Seminars have been and are being held on his novels, and volumes of literary criticism have been published on his works.
His books have found their way to the curriculum of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses of the universities in the state of Karnataka, and have been the subject of about 20 PhD dissertations. He has penned 24 novels and four volumes of literary criticism and books on aesthetics, social issues and culture. Most of his novels are translated into almost all the Indian languages and six into English. He has served as a Prof. of Philosophy for over three decades at NCERT.
Dr. Bhyrappa is an avid listener of both Indian and Western classical music and has a keen eye for Art. Travelling has been his passion since childhood and he has travelled across the globe, touching the glaciers of poles, forests of Amazon, deserts of Africa, bustling cities of Europe and the United States. He has trekked in the Alps, the Rockies, Andes and in Fujiama, but the Himalayas remain his greatest passion.
Autobiography: Bhitti (Canvas) 1996 – 11th reprint