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Karanam Pavan Prasad

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Occupation  Novelist, Playwright
Name  Karanam Prasad
Nationality  Indian
Role  Author
Alma mater  Bangalore University
Education  Bangalore University
Genre  Fiction, Drama

Karanam Pavan Prasad

Subject  Philosophy, Theology, contemporary
Notable works  Karma(ಕರ್ಮ) Nunni (ನನ್ನಿ)

Karanam Pavan Prasad(Kannada ಕರಣಂ ಪವನ್ ಪ್ರಸಾದ್ ) is an Indian author in Kannada language. He gained notability with his very first ever Novel Karma (ಕರ್ಮ). He is also a playwright. He is considered one of the prominent new age novelists in the Kannada language and is often compared by his critics and readers with the celebrated Kannada novelist SL Bhyrappa. After the release of his second Novel Nunni, Karanam Pavan Prasad proved himself by delivering unique literature stuff. It made him Full fledged Novelist of Kannada literature.


Early life

Karanam Pavan Prasad was born in the Bangalore district in Karnataka. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Bangalore University. His theatrical productions made him to enter the world of Kannada literature. His second most play Purahara got an immense response from theatre enthusiasts, he acted himself the role called Arab Adil Shaw. In 2013 he took a break from theatre productions and involved in writing a novel called Karma. As he mentioned in the foreword of the book Karma, he got some inputs from eminent novelist SL Bhyrappa and prominent scholar Shatavadhani Ganesh from the scratch. Recently, novel karma translated into English also.


He started his career as a theatre director and playwright. Presently he is working as User Interface Designer, simultaneously engaging himself with Research, literature study and writing.

His second novel called 'Nunni' was released on 25 September 2015. It made a critical analysis of christian missionaries Having Nun as a protagonist. With the commencement of NUNNI novel Karanam Pavan Prasad Listed as Prominent writer for Kannada literature. 'Mother Elisa' The character which resembles Mother Teresa, Eminently portrayed in this novel and also it propagated significant debates about truth, harmony and service. His Recent Novel Grastha took different attire in kannada literature, by exhibiting the essence of science and Philosophy based on Indian aesthetics. Presently he is the best seller novelist and also widely recognized author in Kannada literature. Trend setting gesture of his writing provided him many readers and fan following.


  1. Beedi Bimba Rangada Tumba (ಬೀದಿ ಬಿಂಬ ರಂಗದ ತುಂಬ) 2011
  2. Purahara (ಪುರಹರ) 2012


  1. Karma (ಕರ್ಮ) 2014
  2. Nunni (ನನ್ನಿ) 2015
  3. Grastha (ಗ್ರಸ್ತ) 2017


  1. Karma (English) 2015

Seminar Paper

  1. 'Parva'da Krishna : Rajatantra mattu Rajakarana


Karanam Pavan Prasad Wikipedia