By Devudu Narasimha Sastry
Mahakshatriya (The Great Warrior), published in 1960 depicts the life and deeds of King Nahusha, whose story is narrated in the Aranya Parva of the Mahabharata. It received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1962.
About the Author
Devudu Narasimha Sastry (1895–1962), popularly known by his pen name Devudu was an eminent Kannada writer and novelist, Sanskrit scholar, actor and a journalist. Mimansa Darpana, his commentary on the Indian philosophy of Mimāṃsā, is ranked highly among works on the subject. Devudu’s Antaranga (1932) was the first novel in Kannada to employ the method of monologue narrative.