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.
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.
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
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:
Dr.Kamala Hampana in pictures
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