Ananthamurthy…Not a biography…but a hypothesis
Dr. U.R. Ananthamurthy is an acclaimed writer , thinker and academic whose works are known for its humanity and courage in questioning cultural norms. One of the better known public itellectuals in India, URA is contemporary as the most important representative of the “Navya” or the “New Movement” in the contemporary Kannada literature. A thinker and social reformist of International repute, Ananthamurthy is a recipient innumerable literacy awards including the Jnanapeeth. As the historian Ramachandra Guha has aptly described, ‘no English writer in India has anywhere like the social standing of Ananthamurthy, the deep, lifelong connection with his readers and his public.This film foregrounds the vision of Ananthamurthy fiction and his reflections on Gandhian thought, socialism and diverse cultural issues that are explicated by critics and thinkers who have been interacting with him for several decades.