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Prof. Dr. Peter Wilson Prabhakar is a well-known personality in the social circle of Coastal Karnataka, and he had already made a permanent imprint as a historian with works of merit. He did his M.A. History (with First Class and Second Rank) from Mangalore University in 1983.

He did his Ph.D. on “Basel Mission in South Kanara – (1834-1947)” in 1989 in Mangalore University. In between 1983-1985 he taught history to the students of S.V.S. College, Bantwal.

Dr. P.W. Prabhakar joined Vivekananda College, Puttur on 1st January 1986 and now he is an Associate Professor and Principal of the college.  He served as the president of the Mangalore University History Teachers Association (MANUSHA) during 2008-09. He has also served on the B.O.S. and B.O.E. of Mangalore University and various autonomous colleges like S.D.M. College, Ujire and such other colleges as a member.

Dr. P.W. Prabhakar is recognized as the Research Guide for Hampi University. He has guided several M. Phil and Ph. D students and at present, 08 M.Phil. Degrees are already awarded under his guidance. He is also teaching the M.Phil. students of Hampi University, Mangalore Study Centre (KATHRI) and at the same time he is also working as the Facilitator in the Mangalore University Distance Education Annual Contact Programmes for M.A. (History). He has also authored 10 books in Kannada, 02 book in English and 01 book in Tulu Language, In total he has authored 31 books (Authored and edited).

List of Books:

1.“Wars, proxy – Wars and Terrorism-post Independent India” (English). - Mittal publication, New Delhi (2003).

2."Satyamitra Bangera" (Tulu, 1997) – Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy, Mangalore

3."Dakshina Kannadadalli Basel Mission" (Kannada,1990) Kannada Sangha, Vivekananda College.

4."Tulunadina kandaya Shabdagala Padakosha" (Kannada,1993) – Rani Abbakka Tulu Adyayana Khendra Bantwal.

5."Swathanthra Sangrama 200’ra Nenapu" – Vittalada Kranthi (Kannada 2000) – Rani Abbakka Tulu Adyayana Khendra, Bantwal.

6."Mangalooru Hanchu" (Kannada, 1999) – Prasaranga, Hampi Kannada University.

7."Putturu Talukina Ithihasa Darpana" (Kannada, 2005)–Ithihasa–Samskriti Adhyayana Khendra, Vivekananda College, Puttur.

8. Collection of Seminar Papers on Swami Vivekananda On the Occasion of Vivekananda College Puttur Golden Jubilee Celebration. Edited by, Dr. Peter Wilson Prabhakar, Puttur 2015.

9. "Karavali Karnatakadalli Basel Mission" - Kannada Sangha Kantavara, (Kannada, 2016), Kantavara.

10. "Bharatadalli Basel Mission" - Sudana Kittel Centre for Development Studies, (Kannada, 2018), Puttur.

11. "Puttur Taluku 18th Kannada Sahitya Sammelanada Adhyakashra Bhashana" - Puttur Taluk Kannada Sahitya Parishat, (Kannada, 2018), Puttur.

12. "Kalpalata - Traditional Medicines" - Sudana Kittel Centre for Development Studies, (Kannada, 2019), Puttur.

13. "Silver Foot Prints" - YMCA Puttur Silver Jubilee Sovereign (English), Edited by, Dr. Peter Wilson Prabhakar, Puttur, 2020.

He has also authored to below mentioned 18 edited Kannada and English books:

1.In the Book “Tulu Karnatakada Arasu Manethanagalu” (Ed) Kannada, 2000) – the part known as “Puttige – Moodabidre Chowtaru” – is written by him. Prasaranga, Hampi Kannada University.

2.“Kanara – 200 poli” (Ed) (Kannada, 2000) – part known as “The Tile Industry” – D.K. District Administration

3.Bantwala Ithihasa Darshana (Ed) (Kannada,2003) – Part known as “Bantwaladalli Swathanthra Horata” – Rani Abbakka Tulu Adyayana Khendra, Bantwal.

4.“Siri Nivasa” (Ed.)–(Kannada,2003). -Part known as “Swathanthra Horatadalli V. Srinivasa Mallyara Pathra”

5.“TathVaneshane” –Dr. Ambembala Balappa felicitation Book volume (Ed), (Kannada 2006)–Part known as “Dakshina Kannada Zilleya Hanchu Udyama”.

6.“Dakshina Kannada Zilleya Ithihasa Mathu Purathatva” (Ed.), (Kannada, 2007) – Part Known as “Dakshina Kannadalli Swathanthra Horata–Jana Samanyara Pathra”- Department of Archaeology, Museum & Heritage, Government of Karnataka.

7.“Abbakkana Sankathana” (Ed.) (Kannada, 2011) – Part known as “Abbakkana Chowta Arasu Manethana”

8.“Karnataka Overseas Contacts and Trade Through the Ages (Ed.) – part known as – “Basel Mission in External Trade”. - MSRS College Shirva.

9. Karavali karnatakada Jaina Arasu Manetanagalu - Samskrutika Adhyayana (Ed), (Kannada, 2014) - Part Known as "Puttige-Moodabireya Chowta Arasaru - Sankshipta Avalokana" - Hampi Kannada University.

10. Siri Sampada (Ed) (Kannada, 2014) - Part known as "Dakshina Kannadakke Videshiyara koduge" - Rani Abbaka Tulu Adhyayana Kendra, Bantwala.

11. "The Role of Missionary Organizations in the field of Education" - A Case Study of Puttur Taluk, Moinor Research Project Submitted to UGC, 2014. 

12. Article On "Basel Mission Mattu Mangalurinalli Kaygarika Belavanige" - Mangaluru Darshna Volume II, Mangalore, 2016.

13. Article On "Role of Christians in the Freedom Movement in Karnataka" - Perspectives and Resources for A History of Christians in Karnataka (Ed), (English), Mangalore, 2016.

14. Article On "Basel Mission Mattu Kaygarika Belavanige" - Moission Moves (Ed), (Kannada), Mangalore, 2015.

15. Article On "Kadala Tadiyalli Basel Mission" - Mission Cares (Ed), (Kannada, 2016), Udupi.

16. Article On " Vitla Arasara Kaalada Dharmika Stiti Gati" - Damaru (Ed), (Kannada, 2017), Vitla.

17. Article On " Putturu Talukina Shaishkanika Belavanige" - Ekakshara (Ed), (Kannada, 2017), Puttur.

18. Article On " Basel Mission's Social Responsibility" - Balmaco (Ed), (English, 2018), Mangalore.

In total he has authored 31 books.

Dr. P.W. Prabhakar’s scholarly book, “Wars, proxy Wars and Terrorism – post Independent India” – (Mittal Publication, New Delhi, 2003) is highly appreciated throughout the world. His book entitled “Putturu Talukina Ithihasa Darpana” (Co-authored by Dr. Vigneshwara V) is accepted by the Ohio International On-Line Library Centre (OCLC) at Dubliyone in America as the reference book written by the experts. At the sametime the Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka has awarded the Best Book Award “to this, for the year 2007 in the History and Research” category.

He has published more than 500 research papers in Kannada Journals and Dailies.

Dr. P.W. Prabhakar has also published more than 150 research papers (English) in Journals like YOJANA, March of Karnataka etc and Dailies like Canara Times.

He has organized State Level and University Level Seminars and has also presented more than 200 research papers in the State, National and International Level Seminars since 1989. Apart from these he has given talks in A.I.R. and was interviewed by T.V. channels.

Dr. P.W. Prabhakar has been giving training to the Co-operative Institutions Staff since 2006. At present he is also serving as the President of “Vivekananda Institutions Employee’s Co-operative Society”; and “Protestant Kraistha Samudaya Sahakara Sangha”, Puttur. He has associated himself with several Educational, social and community Development Institutions and Organisations since 1986.

He is the founder (Charter) Secretary of YMCA Puttur. He served as the President of YMCA Puttur for 10 Years. Above all from 2018 to 2020, he served as the YMCA Regional Chairman of South Central Region (Karnataka State) of YMCA's of India. He is the Secretary of Sudana for Center for Rural Development and Education which runs the Educational institutions like Sudana Residential School in Puttur. At present, he also serves as the Hon. Editor of "Elite News", a monthly news bulletin published by Rotary Puttur Elite.  

Dr. P.W. Prabhakar has still continued his writing and research work. As a result, the U.G.C. has sanctioned one minor Research Project to him under the title – “The Role of Missionary Organizations in the Field of Education – A Case Study of Puttur Taluk.

Dr. P.W. Prabhakar is the recipient of “Best Youth Kannada writers, State Award” from all Karnataka Christian Forum Bangalore for the year 2002, and “Sadhaka Prashasti” by Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy, Mangalore for the year 2012.

Dakshina Kannada District Saahitya Parishath also conferred on him “The Achiever Award” in 2018 for his contribution to Kannada Literature. Again in September 2018, he was elected as the President of Puttur Taluk Level 18th Kannada Literature Conference.

He served in Vivekananda Degree College for 35 years and from 2015 to 2020 he served as the Principal of the College which has nearly 3000 students. When he was the Principal of the college, the college got ‘A’ Grade from the NAAC and college was also recognized by the UGC as “College with Potential for Excellence”.

Showcasing his Life time Achievements in the Diversified Fields Sudana Kittel Centre for Development Studies released an Documentary entitled "Sadhaneya Haadi" in 2020.

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