Nagesh Havanur, also known as “chessbibliophile,” is a prominent chess historian and writer from India. He is widely recognized for his contributions to the study of chess history and literature, particularly in relation to Indian chess.
Havanur has been an avid chess player and enthusiast for most of his life, and his love for the game eventually led him to explore its rich history and literature. He has authored numerous books and articles on the subject, many of which are considered seminal works in the field.
Some of his notable works include “Indian Chess: A Systematic Historical Survey,” “Chess in India: A Bibliography,” and “Raja Ravi Varma: The Patron Saint of Indian Chess.” In addition to his writing, Havanur has also contributed extensively to online chess communities, sharing his knowledge and insights with enthusiasts around the world.