Delivered a lecture on ‘St. John of Cross: A View from India’ at Casa de la India, Valladolid, Spain (February)
Reads out poetry and chairs a session at SABAD – A World Poetry Festival organized by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi (March)
Participated as a discussant and delivered the valedictory lecture in International Theatre Exposition of Heisnem Kanhailal organized by Kalakshetra Imphal and University of Imphal (March)
Shiva Prakash received the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry (January)
Gave a reading of his poetry at Kavi Sandhi programme organized by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi (January)
Participated and gave a lecture on ‘Poetry and Mysticism’ in International Poetry Festival at Poznan University, Poland (May)
Delivered a lecture on ‘The Poetics and Aesthetics of Bhakti’ in the Department of Indology, University of Warsaw, Poland (May)
Gave a lecture on ‘Modern Indian Theatre’ at the Indology Department of Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (May)
Lectured on ‘Contemporary Indian Literature and Cinema’ at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (June)
Participated in the first meeting of the Advisory Board of FIND (India-Europe Foundation for New Dialogues) in Rome, Italy (June)
Gave a lecture on ‘Shakespeare in Indian Stage and Cinema’ at the Department of English, University of Valladolid, Spain (September)
Reads and introduces his own poems in the Kannada language and speaks with Dr. Guillermo Rodríguez and Javier Gila at the Hay Festival in Valladolid, Spain (September)
Shiva Prakash participates in Indian Literary Festival as part of Festival of India in Peru inaugurated by the Vice President of India held in Lima, Peru (October)
Shiva Prakash participates in Indian Literary Festival as part of Festival of India in Cuba inaugurated by the Vice President of India held in Havana, Cuba (October)
Chaired and lectured a session on ‘Two Lives: Meera Bai and Akka Mahadevi’ and also chaired a session of presentations on “Akka Mahadevi and Lalleshwari’ at DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2012 (January)
Lectured on ‘Poetry and Poetics of Pre-modern India’ at Department of Oriental Studies, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy (May)
Lectured on ‘Translation Practices in Medieval India’ at Hindi Department, University of Venice, Venice, Italy (May)
Shiva Prakash delivers special lectures on Medieval Indian Literary Practices and Translations Today at Department of English, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka (August)
'Maatu Manthravaaguvavrege’, a collection of poetry in Kannada is published (August)
Shiva delivers a keynote address at International Tagore Conference organized jointly by ICCR and Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore(August)
Shiva Prakash addressed the guests at International Conference on Panchatantra
organized jointly by ICCR and University of Leipzig, Germany (September). Made a presentation on ‘Concept of Shivayoga according to Akka Mahadevi’ at the Institute of Indology and Central Asia Studies, University of Leipzig (September)
Shiva Prakash made a presentation on the topic “Poetry and Metaphysics of Nataraja in Light of Rodin’s Response’ at the international conference on “The Dance of Shiva” organized jointly by Rodin Museum, Paris and Paris 8 University, France (October)
Shiva delivers a keynote address at the workshop ‘Studying Hindi: Teaching, Translating and Research’ organized by the Department of India Studies, University of Wuerzburg (December)
Appointed the Director, The Tagore Centre, Embassy of India, Berlin by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) (June)
Shiva Prakash’s columns appear in Prajavani Kannada daily (February)
Addresses a lecture on ‘Cultural Studies Today’ at Department of Humanities, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga. (February)
Shiva Prakash delivers keynote address at Indian Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) Conference, Central University of Hyderabad (February)
Delivers keynote address in International Conference on Performance Cultures at Central University of Kerala (April)
‘Autumn Ways’ (Book of Haiku Poems), translated by Shiva Prakash is released by AlokParv Publications, New Delhi (February)
Shiva moderates discussion along with Prof. Richard Gough on ‘Kanhailal’s Theatre of the Earth’ at Kanhailal’s demonstration-cum-workshop at Badanguppa, Rampur, Goalpura District., Assam (February)
Shiva gives the valedictory address at UGC Seminar on ‘Ananda Coomaraswamy’, organised by Department of Philosophy, Central University, Hyderabad (February)
Shiva delivers the key note address at national seminar on ‘Dynamics of South Indian Theatre’ organised by Department of Performing Arts, Central University, Pondicherry (March)
Shiva gives the valedictory address at National Conference on Sufi and Sharana Traditions of Deccan at Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga (March)
‘Kavite Indinavarege’, a collection of poetry is published (April)
Shiva Prakash reads a paper on ‘Karaga in Tamilnadu and Karnataka’at International Tamil Conference at Trinity
College, Toronto (May). Participates in Workshop on Documentation on marginalized performances organized by Department of Theatre, Stockholm University, Sweden (June)
‘I Keep Vigil of Rudra: Vachanas’, a book of translations and interpretation of 12th century Kannada devotional poems published by Penguin Black Classics (July)
Shiva’s play in Kannada language, ‘Mastakabhisheka Reherssallu’ is staged by Aneka, Bangalore (July)
Shiva makes a panel presentation on ‘The Temple, the Matha and Beyond: the Dynamics of South Indian Saivism’ at European Conference of South Asian Studies at Department of Oriental Studies, University of Bonn, Germany (July)
Shiva Prakash lectures on ‘Poetry and Theatre’ at Department of Theatre and Performance, Paris 8 University, France (November)
Shiva delivers a lecture on ‘Saivite Poetry and Poetics’at Department of Oriental Studies, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy (November)
Shiva participates in Theatre Workshop as part of JNU-Warwick Research Collaboration, at the Warwick University, United Kingdom (November)
Magiparva, a collection of poetry in Kannada language is published
Vadhu, Nochimadiah and Madhaviare published in Hindi language.
Dol Sagar performances of Garwal regions of the Himalayas, 2009
Lectured on ‘The significance of Structuralism/ Formalism’at Karnataka Urdu Academy, Bangalore (January)
Gave the keynote address at National Workshop on ‘Translation of Dalit Texts’ at Department of English, Mumbai University, Mumbai (January)
Shiva delivers the valedictory address at national seminar on ‘Contemporary Kannada Theatre’ at Department of Theatre, Bangalore University, Bangalore (March)
Shiva reads a paper on ‘Karnataka Transformations of Tamil Saivism’ at International Tamil Conference in South Asian Department, Trinity College, Toronto University, Toronto, Canada (May)
Presented a paper on ‘Karnataka transformations of Tamil Saivism’ at International Tamil Conference at University of Toronto, Canada (May)
Gave readings from my works at the program organized by Rasik Arts Toronto (May)
Presented a paper on ‘Censorship: Freedom or Responsibility? at International Federation of Theatre Research (IFTR) Conference 2008 at Lisbon University, Lisbon , Portugal (June)
Participated as representative of India in 20th anniversary of Osaka in the World, Osaka, Japan (November)
Gave a lecture on ’Significance of Translation in India Today’ at Vidharbha Sahitya Sangh, Nagpur (November)
Was invited to be the plenary speaker at international Conference on ‘Staging Women and Youth in Africa’ organized by Michigan University at University of Abuja, Nigeria (November)
Professor and Dean, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (Sept 2008 to Aug 2010)
Conducted a documentation on Cho Nach in Purulia region of West Bengal, India
Book of plays ‘Maduve Atagalu’ published
Book of poems ‘Mabbina Haage Kaniveyasi’ published
Article ‘Theatre across Cultures’ published in Theatre India jounral
Translation of Karaikkal Ammaiyar’s Tiruvalangadu Padikam into English published in Indian Literature
Madari Madiah and Vadhu to plays published in Marathi translation
Conceptualized and coordinated a cultural exchange program, at the invitation of Osaka in the World to perform the dance drama “The Lotus Path” (Sept. – Oct.)
Presented the paper, ‘After the Deluge: Notes on cruelty & Performance’ at National Seminar on the theme, ‘Violence and Performing Arts’ organized by Advanced Study Institute, Shimla in collaboration with Yakshagana Kendra Udupi. Udupi (December)
Delivered keynote address at national seminar on the theme, ‘Shishnal; Sherif and Other Mystical Poets’ organized by PG Centre of Bangalore University. Kolar. (November)
Moderated discussion on ‘Folktale Performance’ at workshop organized by Sangeeth Natak Akademi and Kalakshetra, Imphal at Rampura, Golpara District, Assam (November)
Made a presentation on ‘The Visual in Theatre’ at Sarojini Naidu School of Fine Arts, university of Hyderabad at Seminar on Visual Culture (March)
Conducted an Indian Council for Social Research (ICSR) Theatre Workshop for College Teachers and PG students at Department of English, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong ( March)
Resource Person at University Grants Commission’s refresher course organized by Department of English, NEHU, Shillong (March)
Directed Brecht’s play ‘Life of Galileo’ for Bahuroop, New Delhi selected as one of the 8 best productions in Delhi during 2007 and featured in Sahitya Kala Parishad Festival
Article ‘Poetry and Theatre’ published in Theatre India journal
Translation of Andal’s Tiruppavai into English published in Indian Literature
Made a presentation and read English Translations of South Indian Bhakti Poets at Exhibition of Benode Behari Das’s Paintings at NGMA, New Delhi (February)
The production directed by me Life of Galileo for Bahuroop was invited to participate in Bahuroopin National Theatre Festival organized by Rangayana, Mysore (December)
Author of ‘Traditional Theatres’ published by Wisdom Tree Publishers, New Delhi
Member, Rajaram National Library Foundation, Calcutta (2006-09)
Field work on Lai Haroba, Manipuri dance theatre in Imphal, Manipur.
Participated in All Language Poets’ Meet organized as part of World Book Fair by National Book Trust of India (NBT) (January)
Made a presentation on compositions of South Indian Bhakhti poets at a function organised as part of 17 New Delhi World Book Fair by National Book Trust, New Delhi (January)
Presented paper on ‘Theatre of the Marginalised’ at Seminar on Marginalised Theatres organised by Department of Culture, Government of Manipur (June)
Karnataka Rajyotsava Award from Govt. of Karnataka – 2005
Matte Matte – A book of poems, published
Sultan Tippoo - Serialised in the Malayalam weeklz Mathrubhoomi
Field work on Araiyar Sevai in Tamil Nadu
Delivered the keynote address at the National Seminar on Literature and Contemporary Discourses organized by Department of English, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad (February)
Presented paper on Theory and Practice of Translation in Modern India at the National Seminar on “Postmodern Theory and Practice” organized by Department of English, Mumbai University, Mumbai (February)
Presented paper on Regionalism v/s Nationalism/Internationalism in Indian Theatre at the National Seminar on “Regionalism, Nationalism and Internationalism in Contemporary Indian Theatre” organized by Department of Hindi, Kochi University, Kochi (February)
Remembering CDN: Obituary Note to English critic C.D. Narasimhaiah in Indian Literature, New Delhi (May-June)
Nativism, Nationalism and International in Indian Theatre in Theatre India, No. 11 (June)
Gave a talk on Building Empires-Building Literatures at the Refresher Course in Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (July)
Gave a talk on Challenges before Present Day Literature at the seminar on Contemporary Indian Literature organized by National Urdu Manch and Sahitya Akademi in Yavanika, Bangalore (August)
Talk on Problems of Contemporary Indian Theatre at Karnataka Nataka Academy, Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore (August)
Poetry reading and discussion with students and staff of PG Centre, Sheshadripuram College, Bangalore (August)
Was the guest of honour at the concluding function of an intensive theatre workshop on Nature-lore organised by Kalakshetra, Manipur in collaboration with NSD and SNA, New Delhi at Rampur, Goalpara, Assam (November)
Chief Guest during the performance of Shri Tyagaraja Vijaya by Vidwan R. S. Nandakumar at Jaganmohana Palace Auditorium, Mysore (December)
Read from works and participated in discussion during Meet The Writer programme organized by Kannada Sangha, MGM College, Udupi, Karnataka (December)
Delivered the valedictory speech at Bahuroopia National Festival organized by Rangayana, Mysore (December)
Article ‘Journeying to Kalyana’ in the anthology of essays, “Journeys: Heroes, Pilgrims, Explorers” edited byGeeti Sen and Molly Kaushal, Penguin/Viking, New Delhi
Directed in English the Oriya play Sundar Das written by J P Das
My Heart has Flown, Obituary Note to Kannada Poet K S Narasimha Swamy in Indian Literature, Jan-Feb 2004, New Delhi
Was the chief resource person at workshop on “Socio-political Awareness and Creative Writing for Plays/Performance organized by Department of Arts and Culture, Government of Manipur (April)
The Life and Death of White Desdemona and Black Othello: Through Abhinava Kalidasa – A Re-interpretation, translated from the Kannada by M V Pradeep Kumar, Theatre India, the Journal of National School of Drama, New Delhi No. 9, May 2004
The Still, Sad Music of Humanity, introduction to the works of Susan Lori-Parks and interview with the playwright in Theatre India, No. 9, May, New Delhi.
Visual Extravaganza or Theatre? Kannada Plays in Bharangam, in Theatre India, No. 9, May, New Delhi.
Was the chief resource person at the “Vachana Translation Workshop” organized by Basava Samithi at Bangalore (June- July)
Presented a paper entitled Basavanna: The Irrepressible Zeal of an Age at the Seminar on “Spiritual Democracy” organized by Sharana Sahitya Parishad at Delhi (October)
Presented a paper entitled Sacrificing Rama: Reflections on Kuvempu’s Poetic and Dramatic Works at the “National Seminar on Kuvempu Heritage” organized by Kuvempu University, Shimoga and Kannada University, Hampi (November)
Delivered the keynote address at the above workshop (December)
Was the chief resource person at Kannada-Urdu translation workshop organized by Ghalib Institute, Bangalore (December)
Interview with Kanhailal published in Theatre India journal, No. 10, December
Delivered a lecture on The Poet and the Society in the Light of Kuvempu’s Berelge Koral at the National Seminar on “Poetry and Society” organized by Department of English, Kuvempu University, Shimoga and Poetry Society on India, New Delhi, at Kuvempu University, Shimoga (December)
Presented a paper on Transmutations of Desire and Power in Bhakti Expressions at the international “M.B. Emeneau Centenary Seminar” organized by CIIL, Mysore (December)
The Peacock’s Egg: Following the Resonances of Abhijnana Sakuntalam, Theatre India, No. 8
Vadhu (Malayalam Translation) published in Malayalam Journal, Pachcha Kuthira
Delivered a special lecture on “Trends in Contemporary Indian Poetry” at Department of English, Mumbai University, Mumbai (January)
Associate Professor, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi. (Dec 2001-Aug 2008)
Book of poems ‘Maleye Mantapa’ published
Shiva does field work and documents Dol Sagar performance in Tehri- Garhwal, Uttranchal
The Prince at the Door of the Old Woman’s Hut and Go Bring O Master, English translations published in the journal ‘Iowa Review’, Fall 2001
Did field work on Goraknath Panth narrative performances in Panchmahal district, Gujarat
Director of National Theatre Festival, sponsored by Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi in March 2000 and January 2001
Honorary Fellow, School of Letters, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA since 2000
Participated in International Writers Workshop at School of Letters, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA (June – September)
Mooru Natakagalu (Madura Kaanda, Madhavi and Maatrika), a book of plays published
Shivaprakashara Kavithegalu - A selection of my poems published by Government of Karnataka
Mahachaitra and other plays (Madari Madayya and Sultan Tippoo) published by Seagull, Calcutta (January)
The Bride (English Translation) published by Rupa & co. New Delhi
Madhavi (English Translation) published by Rupa & co. New Delhi
Batteesa Raga – A spiritual autobiography published
Mahachaitra aur Matrika Hindi translation of my two plays, published by Vagdevi Prakashan, Bikaner
Mahachaitra (Malayalam Translation) published in Kerala Kavitha, Jan. 2000 issue.
Participated in “South Asian Poets Meet” organized by Kobikanta at Dakha, Bangladesh (April)
Lectured on “Radical Traditions in Kannada Folklore” at South Asian Studies Programme, University of Iowa (July)
Participated in International Writer’s Workshop 8rganized By School of Letters, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA (July-Oct, 2000). Also lectured, read works in Universities of Iowa, Wisconsin-Madison, Columbia and University of Washington in St Louis (Aug-Oct)
Lecture on Censorship and Theatre at South Asian program, University of Iowa (September)
Lecture on “Translation of Medieval Indian Poetry’ at Department of South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA (September)
Lecture on Problems of translating Indian Medieval Literature, at department of South Asian studies, University of Wisconsin Madison (September)
Lecture on Politics of Contemporary Indian Theatre at Department of South Asian Studies at Columbia University, New York (September)
Poetry Reading organized by IWP at Prairie book shop at Iowa city (September)
Gave a talk on “Politics of Contemporary Indian Theatre” at South Asian Department, University of Columbia, New York (October)
Participated in the “International Writing Workshop” at School of Letters, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA (July – November)
Contributed columns regularly to Eminence, English bi-monthly published from Bangalore, 1999-2000
Did field work on Dussera Festival at Chota Udaipur in Gujarat, 1999
Speech on ‘Poetry of Sri Sri’ at Workshop on Contemporary Indian Literature for Delhi University English Teachers, at Kalindi College (February)
Chief Resource Person at Workshop for Translation of Kannada Vachanas into South Indian languages, organised by Translation Centre, Bangalore, SahityaAkademi (May)
Speech on “Indian Theatre of the Next Millennia” at National Seminar on Indian Theatre, sponsored by West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur (September)
Chaired Seminar on “Challenges before Indian Theatre” sponsored by Lokadharni Nataka Griham, Ernakulam, Kerala (October)
Presented a paper on “Bhakti Poetics with Special Reference to Kannada Vachanas” at International Seminar on “Poetry and Poetics”, at Dhwanyaloka, Mysore (November)
Sultan Tippoo (Hindi Translation) published by Karnataka Natak Akademi, 1999
Chaired UGC seminar on “Woman in Performance” at Indraprastha College, Delhi (December)
Ph. D. on "Metaphor and Paradox in Vachana Poetry in English Translations", from Bangalore University, 1998
Translation of ancient Kannada poetry: Kumaravyasa, Pampa, Chamara included in Anthology of Medieval Indian Literature - Vol II, edited by Dr. Ayyappa Paniker published by Sahitya Akademi
Medieval Kannada Literature in Medieval Indian Literature-Vol.1, published by Sahitya Akademi, 1998
‘Finding the Treasure in One’s Own House: A Personal Note on Translation, Bharathiya Anuvad Parishad, New Delhi (February).
Chaired the session and presented a paper on ‘Pilgrimage as Sacrilege in ManteswamyKavya’ at National Seminar on Travelogues, organised by Dept. of English, Central University, Hyderabad (February)
Lecture on significance of Sri Sri’s poetry, Dept. of English, Delhi University, at the Refresher Course for Delhi University English teachers (August)
Lecture on ‘Politics of Traslation’, Dep.t of English, Delhi University, at Workshop on Indian Literature for Delhi University English Teachers (August)
Worked as Director, Three-way Translation Workshop between English-Kannada and Malayalam, Kannada University, Hampi (October)
Lecture on The Writer’s Freedom at workshop on ‘Contemporary Indian Literature’ organised by Hindu College, Dept. of English, Delhi (October)
Inaugurated seminar on ‘Contemporary Indian English Literature’, at Dept. of English, GurukulKangri University, Hardwar, Uttar Pradesh (October)
Presented Keynote address at a seminar on ‘Contemporary Kannada Literature’ at SahityaAkademi, New Delhi, organised by SahityaAkademi and Dept. of Information & Publicity, Bangalore (November)
Speech on “Dalit Theatre Movement” at Women’s Theatre Workshop organised by Kerala SangeetNatak Academy, Trissur, Kerala (December)
Presented paper on ‘Problems and Prospects of Kannada Theatre’ at the seminar on Contemporary Kannada Dramaorganised by PrathibhaPrathishtan, Calcutta and Dept. of Information & Broadcasting, Karnataka (December)
Member of the Advisory Board of South Zone Cultural Centre, Tanjore, from 1997 to 2000.
Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Drama
Edited Indian Literature, Sahitya Akademi Journal from April 1997 to November 2001
Editor of Indian Literature, English bi-monthly of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, since April, 1997
Manasantara (Anthology of Malayalam poetry in Kannada) published by Kannada Sahitya Parishad
Represented Karnataka in Republic Day Poets’ Meet, organised by All India Radio, New Delhi (January)
Visited China as the Coordinator of Sahitya Akademi delegation of Indian Writers (July)
Conducted a discussion between the visiting Indian writers and academic writers of Beijing Institute of Social Sciences (July).
Lectured Red Poetry and held discussions with representatives of Chinese literature in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Suz (July)
Talk on Problems of Translation of Poetry from Indian Languages into English at the Workshop on Translation for young translators organised by Katha (September)
Chief Guest at the launching of a new series of publication of tribal epics of Karnataka, Dept. of Folk and Tribal Lore, Kannada University, Hampi (September)
Talk on Poetry and Oral Traditions at the seminar on Tribal Literatures of India held in Chota Udaipur, organised by Bhasha Centre, Baroda (September)
Director: A three-way translation workshop between Kannada, Malayalam and English at Department of Translation, Kannada University, Hampi, organised jointly by Kannada University and Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi (October)
Lecture on Translation of Indian Poetry into English at Samskruti Prathishtan, New Delhi at the workshop organised by Katha (November)
Keynote address in the session on Translation of Indian Literature at National Seminar on Contemporary Indian Literature, Dept. of English, Guru Nanak University, Amritsar, Punjab (December)
Recieved Human Resources.Department (HRD), Government of India fellowship in the field of Literature.
Mallamana Mane Hotlu (An adaptation of Lorca’s The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife) staged and published
Modala Kattina Gadya – A collection of essays and seminar papers on literature and theatre published
Nominated Director, Kannada Sahitya Parishad workshop for young playwrights
Participated in various other translation workshops including Kannada--Tamil and Kannada--Malayalam Workshops held in Kannada University, Hampi (March,1996).
Paper on ‘Modernism & After – A Creative Response’ at Festival of Letters, held in Bangalore, organised by Sahitya Akademi (February)
Presented paper on ‘Politics and Theatre in Karnataka’ of the last two decades, at the seminar on ‘Recontextualisation of Indian Theatre, organised by Hindu College, Delhi (November)
Presented paper on ‘Manteswamy Tradition’ at the Seminar on Popular Literature organised by Comparative Literature Association, Modern Indian Languages Dept. and NBT, New Delhi (December)
Karnataka Nataka Academy Special Award for playwriting conferred
Malavika (An adaptation of Kalidasa’s Malavikagnimitram) published.
Wole Soyinka’s Road, a work of translation into Kannada language is published.
Tamil Translation of my play Madure Kanda by Pavannan published by Kavya, Bangalore.
Shiva becomes a member of Karnataka Sahitya Aacademy
Shiva works as a lecturer in English, Department of Collegiate Education in Bangalore until 2001
The play, Mahachaitra is selected the best Indian production of the year for National Festival of Drama held in Chandigarh organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
The play ‘Madari Madayya’ is published
Maruroopagalu, the translation of 22 world poets into Kannada language is published
Shiva delivers a lecture on Indian Theatre at the Cambridge University; Nehru Centre, London.
At the Department of Drama, University of Cambridge, Shiva lectures on uses of tradition in Modern Indian Theatre.
Shiva lectures on Indian Poetry in translation, at Volkan Bugel, Berlin.
Shiva is appointed a Jury member at All India Universities Drama Competition, held at Tevara College, Ernakulam, organised by M.G. University.
Participates in All India Writers’ Meet organised by Surabi, Ernakulam, at Aklura, Kerala.
Works as Director of Workshop for Young Playwrights sponsored by Kannada SahityaParishad, Bangalore.
Shiva becomes a member of Karnataka Sahitya Aacademy
‘SooryaJala’ – book of poems published - Karnataka Sahitya Academy Best Poetry Book Prize was given to Soorya Jala
SooryaJala honoured with Aryabhatta award
Shiva’s play Manteswamy Katha Prasanga published
NaviluNagara, a collection of songs published
Rangabhoomi Mattu Sahitya (Literature and Theatre) published by Karnataka Sahitya Academy, Bangalore
Edited an Anthology of Gujarati poems in Kannada translation, ‘Gujarati Kavite’ for Karnataka Sahitya Academy
Translated the section on Poetry in ‘Contemporary Australian Literature: A Reader’ edited by Prof. Dr. C.N. Srinath
Shiva starts co-editing special issues of Bengali journal, Bhasha Nagar, Gujarati journal, Gadyaparv, and another Gujarati journal Vi.
Workshop for Young Playwrights sponsored by Kannada Sahitya Parishad, is organized in Bangalore where Shiva Prakash is appointed the Director.
Shiva is invited to deliver a talk on ‘Present-day Kannada Poetry’ in the seminar on “Contemporary Indian Literature,” organised by Kerala Sahitya Academy
He is appointed the Director of workshop for Translation of Poetry between Malayalam and Kannada held in Kottayam organised jointly by School of Letters, M.G. University, Kottayam and Kannada SahityaParishad, Bangalore.
Shiva is the Director of Gujarat- Kannad Translation workshop sponsored by Karnataka Sahitya Academy and the journal Gadyaparv, Mumbai
Shiva participates in Kavi Bharati, Kavita Asia and World Poetry Festival, held in Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal between 1989 and 1993.
At the Festival of Letters organized by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, Shiva Prakash presents his paper on ‘Beyond Modernism’.
Shiva represents Karnataka at the All India Poets’ Meet organised by India International Centre (IIC) and Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.
Shiva Prakash works as the editor of ‘Aniketana’ (Journal of Kannada Literature in English translation) published by Karnataka Sahitya Academy, Bangalore.
Shiva’s translation of Chekov’s work ‘The Cherry Orchard’ staged at Rangayana, Mysore directed by Fritz Benevitz
Shivaprakashara Natakotsava- a week-long festival of my plays, dramatisation of my poems and seminar on my writings jointly organised by leading troupes like Prayogaranga, Samudaya and Bharatha Yatra Kendra in Bangalore.
Shiva is appointed as the Director of Workshop for Young Playwrights sponsored by Department. of Kannada and Culture, Bangalore
Shiva’s play ‘Shakespeare Swapna Nowke’ and the adaptation of Macbeth ‘Maranayakana Drishtanta’ published.
Made a presentation on ‘Folklore in Kannada Theatre’ at a National Seminar on ‘Modern Indian Theatre’ organised by Department of Information, West Bengal, India.
The play ‘Madari Madayya’ selected for participation in National Drama Festival organized Department of Information, Government of West Bengal, India
‘Madari Madayya’ also selected for Zonal Festival of Sangeet Nataka Akademi held in Vijayawada (October)
Dinakar Desai Poetry Award - Conferred for the book of poems, ‘AnuKshanaCharite’
Sangeet Natak Akademi selects Shiva’s play ‘Manteswami Katha Prasanga’ for the Zonal Festival held in Pondicherry
Shiva’s translation of W.B. Yeat’s Purgatory into Kannada published
String of Pearls - Anthology of Kannada Poetry in English translation edited by Shiva and K. S. Radhakrishna published by Karnataka Sahitya Academy
Shiva participates in ‘KaviRathri’, South Indian Poets’ Meet, organised by South Zone Cultural Centr at Tanjore, Tamil Nadu (May)
During this period Shiva started his field work in the Banavasi region of Mysore, Bangalore and Mandya districts of Karnataka for study of folk forms like Nilagara, Twapada and other performances.
Started working as an Editor of Aniketana, an English journal published by Karnataka Sahitya Academy, until 1990
Shiva’s translation of King Lear in the Kannada language won the Best Translation Prize of Karnataka Sahitya Academy
Sultan Tippoo, was selected for the South Zone Festival of Sangeet Natak Akademi held in Mysore.
His first work as a playwright ‘Mahachaitra’ was published, which resulted in Shiva Prakash winning the Best Drama Prize of Karnataka Sahitya Academy. The stage-adaptation of the play by C..G.Krishnaswamy for the troop Rangasampada makes a big impact. It becomes one of his most celebrated and controversial works in later years
Edited an anthology of Kannada Poetry Kavithegalu 1984 for Karnataka Sahitya Academy, Bangalore
Second collection of poetry, Male Bidda Neladalli published, making a very big impact on the poetry scene. It also received the Best Poetry Book Prize of the Karnataka Sahitya Academy. The poem "Samagara Bhimavva" was recognized instantaneously as a breakthrough that inaugurated post-modern poetry in Kannada
Presented paper on ‘Question Transformations in Kannada’ at Conference of Dravidian Linguistics at Bangalore University organized by Bangalore University
At the age of 22 Shiva (as he is fondly called) published his first anthology of poems, Milarepa in Kannada language. He was soon recognized as a fresh voice in Kannada poetry. In the same year his career took a leap and he started working as a Lecturer in English at the Department of Collegiate Education, Bangalore, where he worked until 1994
Completed his M.A. in English from Bangalore University. Very soon he started his career in teaching as anLecturer in English at the KLE Society Evening College, Bangalore. At the same time he also pursued his passion for creative writing
HS Shiva Prakash born on June 15 in Bangalore, India father Padma Sri Dr. B.ShivamurthyShastry, an eminent Kannada scholar who was the court scholar of Maharaja of Mysore and three time President, Kannada Sahitya Parishad