G. Venkatasubbiah

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Venkatasubbiah in August 2013

Ganjam Venkatasubbiah[1] (born 23 August 1913) is an Indian writer, grammarian, editor, lexicographer and critic. He was born in Mysore, Mysore Kingdom.

He has created over eight dictionaries, authored four seminal works on dictionary science in Kannada, edited over sixty books and published several papers. He was honored with the Kannada Sahitya Akademi Award and the Pampa Award. His work Igo Kannada is a socio-linguistic dictionary and is seen as reference for linguists and sociologists alike.

Venkatasubbiah is best known for his work on Kannada dictionary science titled Kannada Nighantu Shastra Parichaya which came out exactly one hundred years after the first Kannada dictionary was authored by the German priest and Indologist Reverend Ferdinand Kittel in 1894.[Notes 1]

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  1. "Venkatasubbaiah deserves Jnanpith: Haranahalli". The Hindu. 20 January 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  1. Arun, G. V. (2013). ಕನ್ನಡದ ಅರ್ಥವನ್ನು ತಿಳಿಸಿದ ನಾಡೋಜ ಪ್ರೊ. ಜಿ. ವೆಂಕಟಸುಬ್ಬಯ್ಯ (First ed.). Bangalore: Jwalamukhi Mudranalaya. pp. 1–64.

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