KARNATAKA

Stress on popularising Kattimani's works

Book release:(From left) Chairman of the Basavaraj Kattimani Pratishtan M.M. Kalburgi, pratishtan member Basavaraj Sadar, poet Chennaveera Kanavi, Commissioner, Kannada and Culture Department, Manu Baligar and retired district judge Jinadatt Desai at the inauguration of the Basavaraj Kattimani Pratishtan in Belgaum on Sunday.— Photo: D.B. Patil

Book release:(From left) Chairman of the Basavaraj Kattimani Pratishtan M.M. Kalburgi, pratishtan member Basavaraj Sadar, poet Chennaveera Kanavi, Commissioner, Kannada and Culture Department, Manu Baligar and retired district judge Jinadatt Desai at the inauguration of the Basavaraj Kattimani Pratishtan in Belgaum on Sunday.— Photo: D.B. Patil  

The Basavaraj Kattimani Pratishtan which was established by the State government in Belgaum about four months ago, was formally inaugurated here on Sunday.

Baligar on Kattimani

Manu Baligar, Commissioner, Department of Kannada and Culture, inaugurated the pratishtan in the absence of Minister for Kannada and Culture Govind Karjol. He stressed on the need to introduce works of Basavaraj Kattimani to the younger generation. Kattimani's works reflect his concern for society and are marked by his revolutionary thinking. An eminent writer with leftist ideology, Kattimani showed that the pen was mightier than the sword. Mr. Baligar said that the pratishtan could effectively work in coordination with the Betgeri Krishna Sharma Pratishtan to organise programmes to popularise the works of two noted writers of Kannada literature. He added that the State government had allocated Rs. 290 crore in the budget for 2012-13.

Noted poet Chennaveera Kanavi of Dharwad, who released the autobiography of Basavaraj Kattimani titled Kadambarikarana Kat he on the occasion, paid rich tributes to the late author saying that the autobiography, as it appeared to him, was written “honestly”. Perhaps, no other writer understood and depicted rural life as Kattimani did. He said the autobiography was worth becoming a reference book for writers and students of literature.

Retired district judge and senior poet Jinadatt Desai of Belgaum released Do or Die , an English translation of Kattimani's Maadi Madidavaru by Sadanand Kanavalli.

Pratishtan's member Basavaraj Sadar said Kattimani had authored 64 books, which included 40 novels and 10 story compilations.

M.M. Kalburgi, the former Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University and chairman of the Basavaraj Kattimani Pratishtan presided over the function.





Chennaveera Kanavi releases Basavaraj Kattimani's ‘Kadambarikarana Kathe'

‘Do or Die', an English translation of ‘Maadi Madidavaru' by Sadanand Kanavalli released


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