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A seminal work, it was incidentally brought forth at the behest of Dr S. Ramegowda’s (then Vice Chancellor of Karnatak University) suggestion during the Centenary Celebration of Prof S. S. Basavanala. This work was further expanded by Kannada Pustaka Pradikara in a book titled “Kannada Nighantu Parivara”. Prism Publishers brought forth a book with a collection of articles titled ‘Kannada Lexicography and other articles” in English. His seminal work “Igo Kannada” is adjudged as a socio-linguistic dictionary. It encompasses an eclectic mix of Kannada idioms, phrases, usage, fables and serves as an example to other languages. G. V. had a towering role to play in the affairs of Kannada Sahitya Parishat – Kannada Dictionary Committee. He started out as Secretary under Prof A. N. Murthy Rao who was then President of Kannada Sahitya Parishat. Following this brief stint, between the years 1964 – 1969, G. V. had the rare distinction of the being the youngest president ever to take office at the Kannada Sahitya Parishat till that time. In this capacity he was encouraged greatly by the likes of Maasti, D. V. G., Aa. Na. Kru, Ti Tha Sharma and Ma Ramamurthy. While at the helm of affairs, G. V. increased its annual grant from the Government over eight fold. Subsequently, he became Editor of Kannada – Kannada Dictionary project. He was involved in Kannada Encyclopaedia Project, Sahitya Sammelana (Literary Fest) at Karwar & Shravanabelagola and as the Editor of Kannada Sahitya Parishat’s monthly magazine “Kannada Nudi”. In his 104th year, G. V. agreed to grace a book launch event at Mythic Society, Bangalore where his teacher – S. Srikanta Sastri’s collected English writings (in two volumes) titled “SRIKANTHAYANA” – Vol I & II were released to the public at a gala event. Here he reminisced his years as a student under Dr S. Srikanta Sastri at Maharaja College, Mysore.


List of G. Venkatasubbiah’s writings

G. Venkatasubbiah has worked on fifteen works related to dictionary science, about twenty seven works concerning literary criticism, twenty four editorial assignments, eight translations and four children's books in Kannada till date.


Works on Dictionary Science

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1975) - Kannada – Kannada Concise Dictionary

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1981) – Kannada – Kannada – English Dictionary

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1993) – Kannada Nighantu Shastra Parichaya

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1996) – Muddanna Padaprayoga Kosha

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1998) – Patrika Padakosha

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1998) – Eravalu Padakosha (Borrowed words in Kannada)

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1996 - 2013) – Igo Kannada (1) – Sociolinguistic Dictionary

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2001 – 2013) – Igo Kannada (2) – Sociolinguistic Dictionary

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2009 – 2013) – Igo Kannada (3) – Sociolinguistic Dictionary

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2001) – Prof G. V.’s Prism English – Kannada Dictionary

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2003) – Kannada Nighantu Parivara

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2006) – Kannada Klishtapada Kosha

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2010) – Shabda mathu artha

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2012) – Kannada Lexicography and other articles


Works on Literary Criticism and History of Kannada Literature

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1942) – Nayasena

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1952) – College Translation

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1954) – Translations Lessons (1, 2 & 3)

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1957) –Anukalpane

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1968) – Kannada Shashana Parichaya

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1978) – Kannada Sahitya Nadedubanda Dari

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1986) – Prof. T. S. Venkannayya

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1996) – D. V. Gundappa

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1999) – Kannadavannu Ulisi Belisidavaru

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2000) – Sahitya mathu Shikshana

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2000) – Kannadada Nayakamanigalu

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2002) – Inuku Nota

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2003) – Karnataka Vaibhava

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2003) – Paramarshana

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2003) – Kavya Chinthana

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2003) – Seelunota

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2006) – Margadarshakaru

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2007) – Gatiprajne

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2008) – Samaya Sandarbha Sannivesha

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2010) – Kumaravyasana antaranga – Yudha Panchakadalli

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2011) – Sarigannada Sarasvaturu

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2011) – Kavya Chinthana mathu Jivana Manthana

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2011) – G. V. Vichara Vihara

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2011) – Ondishtu Ramayana Ondishtu Mahabharata  

* G. Venkatasubbiah (2013) – Purana Kathavaliya Ganjam Thimmannayya


Editorial Work

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1964) – Kannada Rathna Parichaya

* G. Venkatasubbiah (1966) – Nalachampu Sangraha


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G. Venkatasubbiah

G. Venkatasubbiah (2016)

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"Igo Kannada" by

Prof G. Venkatasubbiah

G. Venkatasubbiah (2016) aged 104 years "Igo Kannada" by Prof G. Venkatasubbiah









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Kaygonahalli village, Mandya district




University of Mysore, Mysore


Kannada Literature, Grammar, Criticism, Editorship & Lexicography


Kannada Sahitya Parishath, Vijaya College, Bangalore High School




"Kannada Nighantu Shastra Parichaya", "Kannada Nighantu Parivara", "Igo Kannada".



“Karnataka Sahitya Akademi Award”

“Rajyothsava Award”

“Aryabhatta Award”

"Sediyapu Award"

"Pampa Award"

"Gokak Award"