C N Ramachandran
C N Ramachandran (b 1936), retired as “Professor Emeritus” from Mangalore University, having taught English language and literature in various universities in India and abroad. Primarily a critic-translator, he has published both in English (10 works) and Kannada (20 works). His works in English include: Shifting Perspectives (a study of British drama), For Reasons of Their Own (collection of critical articles), and monographs on Shivarama Karanth and Chandrashekhara Kambara. His works in Kannada include Vasahatottara Chintane (post-colonial discourse), Hosa Madiya Mele Chaduranga (a study of 25 oral epics), Bhashantara: Saiddhanthika Mattu Anvayika Nelegalu (on translation), and Akhyana-Vyakhyana (culture criticism). He has translated ten works from Kannada into English. He has been awarded Central Sahitya Akademi Award for Akhyana-Vyakhyana (2014), Karnataka Rajyotsava Award (2007), Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award (2001), Katha-award for translation (1994), and K K Birla Fellowship (2005).