India is a land of Genius. There are so many here that we just do not know how many live and die before us - who have accomplished so much in one life that one cannot achieve in the next ten. That is also probably why we do not seem to recognize the good, sometimes even brilliant work done by our peers, our friends, our elders, our children...
A Billion Stories is an attempt to recognize the genius who have been long forgotten, the genius who have been just lost, the genius in people who are around us in our everyday life, the genius who is within us trying to make itself heard, the genius which sparkles even if sometimes, the genius which in a single stroke of brilliance puts us in a league above others.
The people here are hand-picked, not well known (not as well known as they should have been), but have contributed or are contributing greatly to Indian Literature in its myriad forms.
If you know anybody who is contributing or has contributed to Indian Language literature by his/her work, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kannika Hegde is a well known writer in Kannada. She is more known for her very short poems (chutuku).
She has thousands of publications to her credit. She started her career as a writer in English and later shifted to her native Kannada language.
Some of her works can be found HERE.
Padigaru Venkataraman (Pavem) Acharya
Pavem Acharya gave word power to several writers through Kannada magazine `Kasturi' (of which he was the editor). His scientific attitude and depth of study enabled him to come out with a vast word power, thus, enriching the Kannada language.
Some of his works are:
ಪದಾರ್ಥ ಚಿಂತಾಮಣಿ (Padaartha Chintaamani)
ಓದುಗರೊಡನೆ ಹರಟೆಗಳು (Vodugarodane Harategalu)
ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ ವಿಸ್ಮಯ (Vignana Vismaya - Selected Articles)
Shrikanth Naranayan Daivajna
Dr. B. Devadas Acharya
Dr. B. Devadas Acharya (1947-2013), poet, philosopher, mathematician and an administrator, wrote a lot of poems spanning more than 30 years, apart from publishing research papers in Mathematics. His Auto-Biography can be found HERE.
An Engineer by profession and a budding writer of Generation-Y, RajArya brings a fresh new look to the old and sultry.
Kālidāsa is regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India. His surviving works consist of three plays, two epic poems and two shorter poems.
Much about his life is unknown, only what can be inferred from his poetry and plays. His works were most likely authored within 5th century CE.
His surviving works are:
Abhijnana Sakuntalam (Play)