The eternal 'Meshtru'

August 23, 2014 05:13 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 05:41 pm IST

A writer, activist, academic who will till the very end remain a 'critical insider'. Four landmark literary works of U.R. Ananthamurthy have been adapted into celluloid.


>The eternal 'Meshtru'

U.R. Ananthamurthy, the acclaimed writer who passed away on Friday, was an active participant in many socio-cultural and political movements in his home district Shimoga.

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>‘Society mocked him, but he chose his departure’

He was a lonely voice who reminded us of our own best and to what heights we rose under the influence of Gandhi and Lohia.


>He courted controversy in the political and cultural arena

The charismatic writer, who passed away on Friday evening, had a large fan following and equally large army of detractors, who watched his every word

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>His first novel was a landmark

The novel looked at the caste system, religious codes, culture and traditions and the uncertain relationship between traditional and cultural values.

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