BANGALORE : It was a celebration of Kannada writers and writing, ranging from veterans like G Venkatsubbaiah and G S Shivarudrappa to the likes of Kalegowda Nagawara and Vijayalakshmi Balekundri.
Fifty-five writers were felicitated and a book by each of them was released on Rajyotsava Day at a programme organized by Sapna Book House. The 55 books were released to mark 55 years of the formation of Karnataka.
Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said the occasion is momentous as the best of Kannada writers have gathered under one roof. "I keep telling people wherever I go, especially outside Karnataka , that they have been deprived of the best of Kannada literature. That's why I think translating Kannada works into Hindi and English would bring readers from outside Karnataka. We need to demonstrate the strength and creativity of our literature to people " Read More