Book on vachanas released

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Upa Lokayukta of Karnataka G. Patri Basavan Goud on Monday released "The Artists of Inner Life" written by Basavaraj Puranik.

The book, which is an effort to popularise "Sharana" literature through English translation, presents vachanas by Basaveshwara, Akka Mahadevi, Ajaganna and Allama Prabhu.

Speaking after releasing the book, Mr. Patri Basavan Goud called it a classic example of "mystical writing".

He said it was a welcome addition to Sharana literature.

Arvind Jatti, president of Basava Samiti, which has brought out the book, said the samiti was proud to publish the book in English.

"It was unfortunate that we could not cater to our English readers as we did not have many scholars to write in English.

"Mr Basvaraj Puranik has done his best to help us overcome this shortfall," Mr. Jatti added.

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