Prathibha Nandakumar

Occupation:            Poet, Film maker, Journalist, Columnist, Translator

  1. Recipient of Senior Fellowship, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, Devi Cult in South India, Socio-cultural Study of Goddess Chamundi.-2014
  2. Columnist for Bangalore Mirror
  3. Director, Sri Chamundi Foundation For Devi Studies, Bangalore
  • Publications:
  1. Eleven collections of poems
  2. Two collections of Short Stories
  3. Anudinada Antharagange – Autobiography
  4. One translated short stories Shashi Deshpande’s English stories.
  5. Translations of Dogri poems by Padma Sachdev into Kannada.
  6. Two collections of column writings
  7. Three Memoirs of senior artistes B Saroja Devi, Srinath
  8. Two short plays for children
  9. Collected poems – Kannada
  10.   Collected poems – English
  11.   Twenty one poems – English
  12.   ‘Culture for Peace’ – Indo Nepalese Cultural exchange (In print)

Awards:

  1.  Muddana Kavya Prashasthi 1996
  2.  Dr. Shivarama Karantha Prashasthi 1999
  3. U THI NA Kavya Prashasthi 2000
  4. Karnataka State Sahitya Academy Prashasthi 2000
  5. B H Sridhara Sahitya Prashasthi 2001
  6. Mahadevi Verma Kavya Samman 2003
  7. Hoogar Memorial Award for journalism 2006
  8. Gowrish Kaikini Sahitay Prashasti 2005
  9. Rashtrakavi Dr G S Shivarudrappa Kavya Prashasti  2006
  10. Dr Anupama Niranjana Award 2012
  11. Bangalore Literary Festival Literary Achievement Award 2015

National and International seminars participated:

  1. Delegate in 5 writers’ Delegation to China – 2009
  2. Delegate in Ten Writers’ Delegation to Sweden to participate in  Gottenborg International Book Fair. 1997
  3. Invited to present poems at Asian writers’ Conference in Helisinki, Finland, 1998
  4. SAARC writers’ Conference, New Delhi 1999
  5. SAARC writers’ Conference , Kathmandu, Napal.2002
  6. South Asian Women Writers meet, New Delhi, 2007