S R Vijayashankar

S R Vijayashankar is a well known Kannada Literary Critic & Thinker. By profession he is a senior executive in Intel Technoloy Ltd., managing certain South Asia responsibilities. He has published over 10 books in Kannada. Pratima Loka is a well known book edited by him on Poet M Gopala Krishna Adiga. His book Nijaguna got Sahitya Academy Award and Oladani is awarded with V M Inamdar Award for Criticism. He is given GSS Award for his life time contribution to literary criticism. Though criticism is his main forte he is also known for the personality profiles/ pen pictures / other essays & column writings. Aprameya is his latest book in criticism which is trying to develop a new path of bridging cultural criticism and textual criticism through experiential analysis of a literary work of art. He has written regular columns in media and published many essays and articles. As on now he is writing a weekly Sunday column " Hu Beralu" (Flower Finger) in Vijaya Karnataka a sister concern of Times of India in Kannada.