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Dr. G. Bhaskara Maiya

Gundmi Bhaskara Maiya was born on April 17th, 1952 at Birthi, Brahmavar. He studied at primary school in Uppinakote and Government Higher Primary School (Karkada). He completed his high school education at Viveka High School (Kota) and graduated from M.G.M. College (Udupi). He is an academic author, scholar, literary translator, and exponent of literature, textual criticism, and philosophy. He has authored 52 books: 20 are in Hindi and the rest are in Kannada. His academic research ranges across four languages: Kannada, Hindi, English, and Sanskrit. He was a National Awardee in 2002, awarded by the Prime Minister of India at the time, Sri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

He was married to K. Kamala from Kollur. He has three children, the elder one being his daughter Ashwini B. K (daughter), and the other two, twin boys, Prajnana Vaiswanara and Prajwala Jataveda. He is inspired by the works of Mahapandith Rahul Sankarithyayan, Shamba Joshi, Dr. Ram Vilas Sharma, K. Shivaram Karanth, and Gajanana Madhav Mukthibodh.

Bhaskara Maiya was a kannada pandith at Sri Mookambika Temple High School (Kollur) in 1971. From 1972 to 1977, he worked as a graduate assistant in Jyothi High School (Ajekar). The following 11 years, he worked as a professor of Hindi and Sanskrit at Bhandarkars' college (Kundapur). For 21 years after that, he was the HOD (Head of Department) of Hindi for the same institution and from 2010 to 2012 continued this position at Vijaya college (Mulki).

Bhandakars' college (Kundapura) and Vijaya college (Mulki) are colleges of the Academy of General Education (Manipal); they belong to Mangalore University (Mangalore).


He pursued doctorate in Hindi-language and obtained master's degree in Philosophy, Sanskrit, Prakrit and English from the Karnatak University in Dharwad. He also completed his PhD at Mysore University. He was academically fluent and had done research on Hindi, Kannada, Sanskrit and English. He had published nearly 52 books out of which 20 of them being written in Hindi while 32 of them being written in Kannada.

Maiya also served as Hindi-language professor for a long period of time, nearly two decades teaching Hindi at Bhandarkars' Arts & Science College in Kundapur. He then served as the head of Department of Hindi from 2010 to 2012. He also later taught Sanskrit to students.

He received the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002 from the then Indian Prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his book titled Ajanabeepan Ek Saiddanthik Anushilan



National and International Seminars attended

International Seminar by 'Social Justice Forum, Mangalore', on 'Future of Socialism' (10th 11th and 12th Feb – 2006) participated as a Resource Person (Sub: Socialism is the future). Symposium on 'Bhakti Movement in Hindu and Christian Traditions' by 'Chair in Christianity' Mangalore University, Mangalore - at Don Bosco Hall, Udupi - on 26th Dec-2005. Participated as Resource Person. Sub: 'Bhakti in Hindu Tradition'.

Resource Person for "All India 74th Kannada Sahitya Sammelan, Udupi" 12, 13, 14, 15 Dec – 2007

National seminar on Maixm Garkhies "Mother" - 5th and 6th Feb-2008 By Kannada University, Hampi and Kuvempu University, Shimoga at Kuvempu University, Shimoga. Participated as Resource Person.

UGC sponsored State Level Seminar on "Information Technology and Communicative Language', on 30-31 July, 2009 at Sacred Heart Collage, madanthyar, D.K. Participated as Resource Person.

International Seminar on 'World Peace' at Hansraj College, Delhi University, Delhi, on 10th, 11th and 12th August 2009. Participated as Resource Person.

"Commission for Scientific & Technical Terminology, Govt. of India" on 28th 29th and 30th Dec. at Kuvempu University, Shimoga. Participated as Resource Person.

Valedictory Address on the National Seminar "Innovative Techniques Teaching– Learning Process of Hindi Language in Higher Education in Non- Hindi Speaking Areas" held at Nehru Memorial College, Sullia on 22nd and 23rd September – 2011.

Research Field

Authorized M. Phil and Ph.D. Guide of Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Madras (order dated 21/07/2009)

Examiner for Ph.D. Thesis of Kannada University, Hampi, evaluated the Ph.D. Thesis of S.M. Gangadharayya, " Shamba: Samasye Mattu Hudukata", Guided by: Dr. Mallepuram Venkatesh.

"Himanshu Joshi Ke Upanyasome Anchalikata" Name of the Student: Mahabaleshwar Nayak, Kasargod.

"Alochak Ramvilas Sharma: Ek Adhyayan" , the name of the Student: K. Manjunatha Udupa, Dept. of Hindi, S.V.T. Collage, Batwal

Ikkeesvi Sadhi Kae Phale Dhashak Ka Hindi Sahitya Aur yuga Bodh: Ek Adhayan, the name of the Student: Sharada M., Dept. of Hindi, M.S.R.S. College, Shirva.

Legacy of 1857 and the plays of Bharatendu Harishchandra" , the name of student: Rakshith Kumar Shetty, Sharada College, Basrur

"Novel 'Godan', A portrayal of problems of peasantry" The name of the student: K. Manjunatha Udupa S.V.T. Collage, Bantwal Registered at Kamaraj University, Madurai)

"Volga se Ganga: A cultural study", the name of the student: Malathi Prabhu, Bhuvanendra College, Karkala Registered at: S.V. University, Tirupathy

Academic Contribution

Chairman of B.O.S in Hindi (2003 to 2006)

Member of B.O.S in Hindi (2006 to 2009)

Chairman of B.O.E. in Hindi (for two terms)

Member of Academic Council, Mangalore University (Mangalore)

Member of B.O.E.A, Mangalore University (2004 to 2009)


For Hindi Curriculum Syllabus

Natak Bahurangi


Samayik ekanki

Vijnan Aur Yug

Akaal Utsav

Jeevan Aur Shikshan

Aat Kahaniyan

Ashudhi Samshodhan

Vyakaran Bharathi

Madyayugeena Hindi Kavitha

Bhakti yugeena Sant Sahitya

Madyayugeena Kavya Samgrah


Pradeshik Sahitya

Manak Hindi Vyakaran

Literary Works




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