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Sirigannada: Contemporary Kannada Writings Vivek Shanbhag

Sirigannada: Contemporary Kannada Writings

Vivek Shanbhag

Published December 2010
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Paperback
310 pages
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This anthology brings together essays, fiction and poetry that best represent the last two decades of literature in Kannada, lush in meaning and nuance.Significantly, writers in Kannada have received the highest number of Jnanpith Awards, and thisMoreThis anthology brings together essays, fiction and poetry that best represent the last two decades of literature in Kannada, lush in meaning and nuance.Significantly, writers in Kannada have received the highest number of Jnanpith Awards, and this compilation amply demonstrates why they been singled out time after time for that distinction. The anthology includes established litterateurs like U.R. Ananthamurthy, Girish Karnad and Chandrashekhar Kambar, as well as newer writers such as Sunanda Kadame. They have tackled a wide range of issues— globalization, caste, displacement, reality shows—that reflect the dramatic social and economic changes that have taken place over the last twenty years.Srigannada is an anthology that holds a mirror before the diverse cultures and many societies that exist within the contemporary Kannada world.