ISBN 9789380032511,Sirigannada : Contemporary Kannada Writing

Sirigannada : Contemporary Kannada Writing



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9789380032511

ISBN-10 938003251X


Number of Pages 310 Pages
Language (English)


A compilation comprising the most incisive, original and evocative voices to come out of Karnataka in the last two decades. In Srigannada??the wealth that is Kannada??eminent writer Vivek Shanbhag has brought together essays, fiction and poetry that best represent the last two decades of literature in this language, lush with 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. About the Author Vivek Shanbhag?a short-story writer, novelist and playwright is an acclaimed writer with contemporary concerns. Winner of several prestigious awards, he is the author of four short-story collections, two novels and two plays. He edits the well-known literary journal in Kannada, Desha Kaala(Space and Time). An engineer by training, Vivek Shanbhag works for a multinational and lives in Banglaore.