Dr. Kamala Hampana-Eminent lady writer in kannada language

Lady with an eminence

 

   Dr. Kamala Hampana is the leading lady writer in Karnataka-a state with six crore population , in south India.She is an eminent speaker on the stage, a very good cook , host, wife and mother at home, a good teacher in the classroom, and above all, a very learned scholor and powerful writer.

Now settled at Bangalore for the last 40 years, Dr. Kamala is loved by thousands of her students and fans both inside and outside Karnataka. She is very good speaker in kannada, telugu, and english languages.

Brief bio-sketch

Dr. Kamala Hampana now enjoys all happiness in life. But her life had not been a bed of roses.Born in a hill-tribe family, her parents were cultured and loved music and litereture.Her father Rangadhama Nayak was in governament service. She had brothers and sisters.But her father unexpectedly demised due to a massive heart attack when this girl was just in 6th stanadrd.Then the train of troubles started moving on the everyday life of this family. Her mother had to sell household materials to meet daily expences.Kamala was a girl with deep sense of understanding from the beginging. Her elder brother looked after her school education. But after that, it was very difficult for the mother.Amidst all these difficulties, she persued her college studies and completed her M.A. in kannada litereture from Mysore University.Then she could breathe with ease.She married her classmate Hampa Nagarajaiah( a seperate hub is published on him) and stared family life. Meanwhile , she was appointed as lecturer in kannada in government college.

CARREER AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Dr. Kamala Hampana (birth-28-11-1935) has served for 38 years as lecturer, professor, principal , and different other capacies. Apart from being a popular teacher, she delivered lectures in all parts of the state and also outsidethe state.She has presented scholarly papers at- Toronto University(1990),St.Luis(U.S.A.-1990),Inernational conference at Budapest-Hungery(1998),Karnata cultural association-Los Angeles,USA etc.In India, faed scolor forums like- Asiatic Society of India, Pune University etc, have honoured her by providing her oppurtunities for presenting papers.

BOOKS

Dr. Kamala Hampana started writing carreer along with her teaching carreer. She has written all forms of litereture-poems. short stories, biographies, jaina philosophy, literery criticism, children's books, research papers, etc. Almost all leading publishers in the state have published her books. So far, 55 books of hers are published.She has rendered kannada translations of some works from English and telugu also

Honours

Dr. Kamal hampana has bagged almost all awards and honours meant for writers in karnataka.She has been bestowed with more than 20 prestigious awards both inside and outside the state.The greatest honour given to any author in Kannada is the -Post of Chairperson at the 'All-India Kannada Litererary meet' taht takes place almost every year.Dr. Kamala hampana was the chairperson at 2003 meet.

 She has actively participated in all pro-kannada movements.She told those who do not know kannada but get all benefits from this state-" Learn Kannada language,it is easy. If you do not learn, we need not love you".

Byepass surgery of the heart in 1999 has not decreased the spirits of this scholor lady who is full of human concerns. Still she reads, writes, and speaks valubly

To know about the achievements of her better half,Dr.Hampa Nagarajaiah,read the following hub:

http://hubpages.com/_o85hhbz9dfvv/hub/_Hampana-A_versatile_schlor_in_Jainology

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Dr.Kamala Hampana in pictures

 Dr. Kamala in 71-Ripe in all respects
Dr. Kamala in 71-Ripe in all respects
 Young Kamala on the day of her marriage-24-11-1961
Young Kamala on the day of her marriage-24-11-1961
  Couple after their 70th year-still same love and concern!
Couple after their 70th year-still same love and concern!
 Dr.Kamala Hampana- a smile of satisfaction
Dr.Kamala Hampana- a smile of satisfaction

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Comments 12 comments

dr.m.l.shankaralingappa 9 years ago

DEAR PRASADJAIN,

YOU DID VERY GOOD JOB BY WRITING ON MADEM. A POPULAR WRITER MAY NOT EXPOSE TO THE OTHERTHAN KARNATAKA. BY WRITING ON MADEM IN THIS HUBPAGE , YOU MADE INTRUDUCESED HER TO THE WORLD. HER BIOGRAPHY AND WORKS WERE GIVES HER PERFECTION AND FRUITFULNESS.BEST WISHS

M.L.SHANKARALINGAPPA


D.S.singh  9 years ago

A hearty introduction to a versatile personality. I am a u.p. student studying engineering here. I have heard my karnaka friends speaking about her and her husband Dr.Hampa. Nagarajaiah.They are so affectionate and so great.


SHIVANANDA 6 years ago

she had very nice personality.she is ever great!


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prasadjain 5 years ago from Tumkur Author

You do not know where to use capital letters. how can a high salaried job like that of a lecturer be given to you Mr. Jagannath?


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prasadjain 5 years ago from Tumkur Author

But, how that is related to this article Mr. Gabbar Singhji?


c.r.padmarajaih 5 years ago

I Appreciate very much the the valuable contribution to the Kannada literature by SMT. KAMALAHAMPANA MADAM.But few days back along with some PERVERTED INTALACTALS she has commented eminent social activist Shri Annahajare in the bad taste which doesn't suits to such a high level scholar. If it was uttered bythe other pervertedand lunatic participants,like AKSUBBAIAH , DWARKANATH ETC, on the same dais we can easily accept because they are meant for such loose talks. But I feel very much disgusted to read the unwarranted comments by her on Annaji.Further I also astonished when did Kamala madm became C.B.I.Investigating officer to collect so much false information on Annaji . My sincere request to madam please don't join with such mindless loose talkers in future. Your image and caliber is very high and not comparable with such low mentality people.We kannidigas have high respects for you. Kindly maintain the same.


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prasadjain 5 years ago from Tumkur Author

yes,I too differ from her on this point.


Dr.D.V.Paramashivamurthy 3 years ago

Dr.S.P.Padmaprasadji,

I Like very much this useful article.


Subramanya 2 years ago

Nice write-up summarizing her achievements. Does any one have Dr. Kamala Hampana's postal address pr email address?


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prasadjain 2 years ago from Tumkur Author

Her postal address is as follows:

Dr. Kamala hampana

1079- 18 A Main Road,33rd Cross

5th block- Rajaji Nagar,

Bangalore-560010

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